Tata Nano, the car of the Indian people
Indian manufacturer Tata has announced that its small Nano, the least expensive car in the world 'will finally be available. The Indian version will be the first to be sold will be presented in Mumbai on March 23. His arrival in dealerships is scheduled for the following month.
But in the meantime, a version modified to comply with safety standards as well as environmental european, is unveiled at Geneva.
Price and ridiculous accessories
Fidele price announcement only 100,000 rupees (U.S. $ 2 500) for the Indian auto market, the European version will be offered a starting price of 5,000 euros ($ 7,500 CDN). So, no matter where she is offered, it is assured to be the least expensive car in this market.
There is, however, another price to pay to provide the least expensive car on the planet and one request to make many sacrifices. First find a Lilliputian inside a car only 3100 mm long and 1500 mm wide, that is to say a Smart Fortwo narrower and slightly longer. This means also that the finishing, presentation and materials used in its design, will be minimalist type of course compared to western standards. After all, she does not want to become the 'Beetle' in modern times.
In its wide range of accessories not found air conditioning, electric windows, power steering and so on. As at the time, even the radio is optional.
This little slut wants to be a prior sedan powered, as was the first car of Mr Ferdinand Porsche. Its engine is a tiny two-cylinder 624 cc delivers a power of 33 horses. He, too, is placed at the rear of the car. All the same, it can be mates or has a manual gearbox or four-speed CVT box conceived by a firm from home, which has a storefront Drummondville. The data indicate that the manufacturer this car presents a fuel consumption of only 4.3 km li/100 and I tend to believe it.
Personally, I'd be more than surprised that this car will ever be available in North America, including at home in Quebec ...