It doesn’t get cheaper than this. Seems to be worth the wait, but then will have to take a test drive first and that seems to be some months away.
The Nano (or the Rs 1 lakh/$2500 car – the cheapest in the world) is a a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623cc, four-door five-seater car.
It is 3.1 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and 1.6 metres tall and reports say that it gives a mileagle of 23km/litre.
On second thoughts, I’ll wait for a year and then get a second-hand, or to use an euphemism, a pre-owned Nano.
Meanwhile, all wannabe taxi drivers back home in Shillong would be wondering about how viable would it be to negotiate a 30 degree incline with seven people inside (yes they will manage to squeeze in seven, if not more) on a 623cc engine.
But then if the 173.52cc autorickshaws can manage to crawl up the hill, the Nano would surely fare much better. As for Delhi, it wouldn’t make much of a difference, there’s not much difference at 10kmph.
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And the print ad:
The new Tata Nano.
To end all speculation,
Debate and talk.
And change the way India travels.
Meets all safety standards
[Agency: Rediffusion | DYR]
And Amul’s take:
[Added 21 Jan 2008]