Cheapest car in the world – The Nano

By | March 23, 2009

Welcome to the Nano, the world’s cheapest car at only $2000 for the basic model. Manufactured by Indian car company Tata Motors, the car is a complete 4 door, rear wheel drive car which is touted as eco-friendly, and fuel-efficient. The commercial launch of the Nano today is part of India’s efforts to enter the world auto market and boost its economy.

“I think we are at the gates of offering a new form of transport to the people of India and later, I hope, other markets elsewhere in the world,” Tata boss, Ratan Tata said.

Not only is the Nano cheap, but it is really small, at a mere 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) wide and 3.1 meters (1o.1 ft) long. And it weighs only 600 kg (1300 lb). So, it probably won’t be that safe if there is an accident, but I am sure if the Nano does well in India, they will probably come out with a bigger (and safer) model. I can’t wait to see an electric or hybrid version on the roads outside of India.

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But, I couldn’t help noticing the Joomla page for the Nano is down (right now). I think their server just crashed due to the (massive) traffic. Don’t they have caching enabled?

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To be fair, I bet the Web is all abuzz about the Nano right now. Even I couldn’t help mentioning it.

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