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Apr 10, 2009

Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car @ The People's Car

The Tata Nano is a rear-engined, four-passenger city car built by Tata Motors, aimed primarily at the Indian market. It was first presented at the 9th annual Auto Expo on 10 January 2008, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. Tata Motors commercially launched Nano on March 23, 2009, with bookings from April 9 to April 25.

The world's cheapest car goes on sale in India today, with a starting price of Rs 1,15,000 (rupees), (about RM7,200. The ambitious Nano car has already in the Guinness book as the world's cheapest car.

In early 2008 the news magazine Newsweek identified the Nano as a part of a "new breed of 21st-century cars" that embody "a contrarian philosophy of smaller, lighter, cheaper" and portend a new era in inexpensive personal transportation — and potentially, "global gridlock". The Wall Street Journal confirmed a global trend toward small cars, which includes the Nano.

"Nano" means "small" in Gujarati, the language of the founders of the Tata Group. In English, the prefix "nano-" is often used to mean small. This derives from the Greek root 'nanos', meaning dwarf. For more info, please click- http://www.nanocar.com/

We Malaysian should welcome this car to face crucial moments of world economic crisis.

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5 comments:

S.RAGUVARAN said...

I agree with you bro.. We Malaysian should welcome this car..

Anonymous said...

the car looks so cute!

Satya said...

The basic 1-lakh model is not safe at all. I think a 10 years Kancil is way better.

The 1-lakh model

- no radio

- no power steering, power windows or

- no air conditioning.

- 12 inch wheels only need 3 lug nuts. (kancil 4 nuts)

-The 624cc two-cylinder gasoline engine only has a single balance shaft.
(max speed 70km/h)?????
Kancil 660 cc can reach over 140 km/h

- Body made from sheet metal + plastics

-Does not pass US emission or safety standards.

-Bosch’s 35 amp generator is lighter than the usual 40 amp model.

-Bosch used a motorcycle starter motor.

-Throttle position sensor is half its usual size because the pressure plate uses more sensitive material.

-Drum brakes all-round instead of front discs. (moto also use disc breaks nowdays)

Vj said...

It's meant for city use, why bother about speed. Really a cool car.

Satya Seelan said...

Most Kei-CAR'S (compac cars) are design for city driving....but kancil being the worst of all kei kar as far as i know is way better then this car....

Even if u engineer a car even for city driving alot of aspect need to be considered....safety being the prime concern to any engineer who design any product...

Tata Nano Europa- The European version is ok.... but not the 1lakh model.

More view u can get from
http://paultan.org/archives/2008/01/25/the-tata-nano-how-did-they-do-it/