Thursday, January 10, 2008

India's Nano

Four years after its conception, Tatas, India's leading automobile manufacturer, have unveiled the world's cheapest car for Rupees 100,000($2500)at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi.The car comes fitted with a rear-mounted 623cc engine,hollow steering-wheel shaft,an analog speedometer in place of a digital equivalent and runs with a horsepower of 33.

With innovative engineering that spurs superflous technology, the car is aptly called 'The People's Car'.Chairman Ratan Tata has said the car will be the least polluting car in India and will meet necessary safety standards. He said the Nano would pass domestic and European emission standards and would average about 50 miles per gallon. The major downside of this ultra-cheap car would be the clogging of the already choked and crowded roads. And with 80 new models expected to be introduced in India this year from a slew of manufacturers, the nightmare of traffic on the city roads will be unimaginable.

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