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Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by imoh81(m): 12:09pm On Jan 11, 2008
Tata Motors unveils the People’s Car

The $2500 Tata Nano, Unveiled in India


A comfortable, safe, all-weather car, high on fuel efficiency & low on emissions


Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group and Tata Motors, today unveiled the Tata ‘NANO’, the People’s Car from Tata Motors that India and the world have been looking forward to. A development, which signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the People’s Car brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands of families. The People’s Car will be launched in India later in 2008.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi, Mr. Ratan N. Tata said, “I observed families riding on two-wheelers – the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby. It led me to wonder whether one could conceive of a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport for such a family. Tata Motors’ engineers and designers gave their all for about four years to realise this goal. Today, we indeed have a People’s Car, which is affordable and yet built to meet safety requirements and emission norms, to be fuel efficient and low on emissions. We are happy to present the People’s Car to India and we hope it brings the joy, pride and utility of owning a car to many families who need personal mobility.”

Stylish, comfortable
The People’s Car, designed with a family in mind, has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position make ingress and egress easy.

Yet with a length of 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas. Its mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners and the powertrain at the rear, enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability, which will set a new benchmark among small cars.

When launched, the car will be available in both standard and deluxe versions. Both versions will offer a wide range of body colours, and other accessories so that the car can be customised to an individual’s preferences.

Fuel-efficient engine
The People’s Car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. This is the first time that a two-cylinder gasoline engine is being used in a car with single balancer shaft. The lean design strategy has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system.


Meets all safety requirements
The People’s Car’s safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further enhance safety.

Environment-friendly
The People’s Car’s tailpipe emission performance exceeds regulatory requirements. In terms of overall pollutants, it has a lower pollution level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today. The high fuel efficiency also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.
(For more information: www.tatapeoplescar.com )

About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company, with revenues of US $ 7.2 billion in 2006-2007. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world's fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. Tata Motors and Fiat Auto have formed an industrial joint venture in India to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets; Tata Motors also has an agreement with Fiat Auto to build a pick-up vehicle at Córdoba, Argentina. The company already distributes Fiat branded cars in India. Tata Motors’ international footprint includes Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, a bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; a joint venture with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches; and a joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market pick-up vehicles in Thailand. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK., and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.

Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by thegame(m): 4:59pm On Jun 15, 2008
it could as well be the world's most stupid and useless car. look at those tyres.
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by fotodaddy: 5:58pm On Jun 15, 2008
thegame:

it could as well be the world's most stupid and useless car. look at those tyres.



Na wah for some people!!! "Everyone's a critic." tongue

I guess some people said the same thing about the SMART and Fiat 500!!
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by sultaan(m): 5:59pm On Jun 15, 2008
Considering how they drive in Lagos, you may as well use the money you save d to buy a grave plot (you will need it.)
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by mystyque: 11:20pm On Jun 18, 2008
if keke can survive,then what stops this nano.all it needs is a redesign for 'nigerian use only' cool
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by wolexf(m): 12:09pm On Jun 19, 2008
They say empty vessels make the loudest noice. As far as am concerned its a very nice vehicle and i find it very funny that people criticize despite the fact that they themselves are not in the position to create anythin not to talk of even creating anythin better. We NIgerians should learn to appreciate because its not likely we can create such anytime soon
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by rockiedink(m): 8:50am On Jun 20, 2008
yeah we should appreciate TATA. In case you guys didn't know, TATA has just bought over the 'great' JAGUAR. In fact the deal involves Jaguar, Rover and a third brand. So the next time you're buying a jaguar, or a landrover, it just might be the one that TATA manufactured!and some folks say they're not good. . .wetin dem done manufacture?
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by icemann(m): 11:34am On Jun 20, 2008
a 632cc engine is too small, thats what a bike has
i dont think this car has an AC.
whats its max speed? 30, 40 miles per hour?

@ easytrade
i know some i who bought a kia picanto, 18months later his car had lost somuch power that he floors his accelerator pedal to attain 90kmph.if hes on AC he cant exceed 75kmph.
dont think kia pincanto is that good
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by EKENEA(m): 11:37am On Jun 20, 2008
its not safe to use this car on Lagos roads, with danfo, molue,  etc  are in command of Lagos roads.
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by amigoes(m): 1:07pm On Jun 20, 2008
easytrade:

its better u use your money 2 buy a kia picanto dan buying this car

How much is a PICANTO if I may ask? and Given the dream and Philosophy behind this car
you can bet it is going to be stronger durable than aPICANTO.

Lets appreciate these guys.
they've done a nice job.

Afterall these years the NIGERIAN car is still a dream.
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by izzabett(f): 12:39pm On Jun 24, 2008
I am interested in buying, is it available in Nigeria for the said amount 288,000.00?
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by texazzpete(m): 5:33pm On Jun 24, 2008
Why are there so many retards in Nigeria?

Look at the price tag quoted for the car. At that tag for a new car, why is anyone griping about the top speed?


Not everyone lives in lagos. This car could be very ideal for quiet suburban neighbourhoods with good roads for quick shopping trips at al, school runs, etc.

No-one's gonna be flogging it between Benin and Lagos.

That said, look at the price tag and stop whining.
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by Nobody: 8:25pm On Jun 24, 2008
texazzpete:

Why are there so many retards in Nigeria?

Look at the price tag quoted for the car. At that tag for a new car, why is anyone griping about the top speed?


Not everyone lives in lagos. This car could be very ideal for quiet suburban neighbourhoods with good roads for quick shopping trips at al, school runs, etc.

No-one's going to be flogging it between Benin and Lagos.

That said, look at the price tag and stop whining.

My sentiment exactly.

Some folk are just impossible to please.
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by Pandora2(f): 8:26pm On Jun 24, 2008
shocked shocked  shocked OMG. . . That car is hideous!
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by MethodMan3(m): 8:27pm On Jun 24, 2008
@Poster

this is another modified(covered) type of KEKE MARWA

fucking rubbish

i would rather buy a toy ferrari for 10000dollars
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by dudu19(m): 8:35pm On Jun 24, 2008
@imoh

can u buy it
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by uncletucco: 11:09pm On Jun 24, 2008
Nice car!! the concept is superb.if not for the poor state of our roads,I am pretty sure that this car might turn out into the next Volkwagen 1500.
anyway,once its avaliable in nigeria,I would love to get one!!!OR EVEN TWO
Re: Tata Nano: The World’s Cheapest Car N288,000 Only! ($2500) by 80kobo(m): 7:30pm On Jun 01, 2012
This car never still reach naija for pre-order?

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