Image result for The Tata NanoThe Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, was unveiled by India’s conglomerate Ratan Tata last December 2008. With its cute design, smart curves, 4-seater capacity and best of all, availability at $2,500, it certainly is a car celebrity. And more, with its debut at the recent Detroit Car Show, the world anticipation to get ahold of this affordable car grows larger every year. So, have you seen one, Do you want one,
During its first launch to market in mid 2009, the world was quite skeptical about this cute car with price quotes almost comparable to a scooter. The Tata Nano is not used or refurbished, it’s totally brand new and best of all, it is a four-seater car. This may be a little hard to believe, but it’s true! Depending on the size of each passenger, the car can fit up to four people, which is impressive for its compact size.
Take out all the norms of a luxury car that most automobile manufacturers aim at, Tata Nano is something else. Dubbed as “the People’s Car”, it is Ratan Tata’s dream come true to provide a low cost, economical family car to the Indian market. Motor bikes and scooters dominate the streets in India, but the Tata Nano provides a safer option, a four-wheel vehicle that helps protect against the high death toll from bike riders. This can completely change the social dynamic found over there.
The Tata Nano has three types, Base, CX and LX, ranging from $2,500 to $3,500 in India, with price variations depending on the city or state it is purchased. The cute car has four doors and is equipped with a 0.6 liter two-cylinder engine, four speed manual transmission tucked behind the rear seat to save space. It runs at a maximum speed of 65mph with the 35hp the engine produces. The best thing is that it consumes an average of 55 miles per gallon per the Automotive Research Association of India.
It’s not a race car, obviously, but it’s a brilliant innovation to provide affordable vehicle options for the huge Indian population. For worldwide distribution, it’s still on its way to be refitted to meet other countries’ safety and emission regulations. Prices for Europe and US may go higher than the basic price it started with at India, but it will still have the affordable edge over the low-end basic cars being sold today.

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