Tata Nano

Announced earlier this week. New car will hit the market this month March 2009, for $2000-$2500 you can have a brand new car, what is it? It’s the Tata Nano, the name saids it all, “nano”, it is indeed nano, very small, smaller than a smart car, I hate to say this, but I think it make for skinny people, people over 5 feet 7th will have a hard time getting in there, but again there are exotic car like the Lotus Elise I have a hard getting in there any way and I weight 200lb 5 feet 10. If you want to save money go for the price then this car is for you, as for safety standard not much, for option none. Check out the video clips and more detail below. By the way this is India Motors car, and no official words whether it will make it to US market or not.

The Tata Nano is a city car — rear-engined, four-passenger car aimed primarily at the Indian market — first presented by India’s Tata Motors at the 9th annual Auto Expo on January 10, 2008, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India.[4]

Tata targets the vehicle as the least expensive production car in the world[5] — aiming for a starting price of Rs.100,000 (approximately US$2,000).[6][7]. On February 26, 2009, Tata Motors announced that the commercial launch of Tata Nano will be on March 23, 2009.[8]

The news magazine Newsweek identifies 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” [9]. The Wall Street Journal confirms a global trend toward small cars, which includes the Nano.[10]

The prefix “nano-” derives from the Greek root ‘nanos’, meaning dwarf. “Nano” also means “small” in Gujarati, the native language of the Tata family,[11] founders of the Tata Group.