Monday, March 23, 2009

World's cheapest car has been unveiled

For 100,000 rupees (or about $2000 American) the Nano, built by Indian car company Tata, can be yours...

The Nano seats four, and the basic model has no power steering, air bags, radio, or air conditioner. Oh yeah, and instead of welding the plastic and sheet-metal parts of the exterior are joined with adhesives: a glued-together car.

The Nano has a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour... or 43 miles per hour.

This thing would get eaten alive by most of the roads around where I live.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Volkswagen . . . re-engineered for the 21st Century.

Ol' You-Know-Who

Chris Knight said...

I once had a crazy uncle who drove around in a Gremlin. And I used to tell him that his tiny lil' car would be toast if he ever got hit by anything.

Looking at the Tata Nano, I don't doubt that Uncle John could've rammed into this thing full-speed and walked away smiling... and probably with barely a scratch on the Gremlin :-P

Monday, March 23, 2009

World's cheapest car has been unveiled

For 100,000 rupees (or about $2000 American) the Nano, built by Indian car company Tata, can be yours...

The Nano seats four, and the basic model has no power steering, air bags, radio, or air conditioner. Oh yeah, and instead of welding the plastic and sheet-metal parts of the exterior are joined with adhesives: a glued-together car.

The Nano has a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour... or 43 miles per hour.

This thing would get eaten alive by most of the roads around where I live.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Volkswagen . . . re-engineered for the 21st Century.

Ol' You-Know-Who

Chris Knight said...

I once had a crazy uncle who drove around in a Gremlin. And I used to tell him that his tiny lil' car would be toast if he ever got hit by anything.

Looking at the Tata Nano, I don't doubt that Uncle John could've rammed into this thing full-speed and walked away smiling... and probably with barely a scratch on the Gremlin :-P