Tuesday, 15 January 2008


It's official.

The Tata Nano is the cheapest car in the world. It is a city car launched by India's Tata Motors at the 9th annual Auto Expo on January 10, 2008 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.The standard version of the Nano (without air conditioning, radio and
power steering) will cost Rs 100,000 (not including levies such as VAT/LT, transport and delivery charges)

Technical details

2 cylinder petrol with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium 623 cc (38 cu in)
2 valves per cylinder overhead camshaft
Compression ratio - 9.5:1
bore × stroke 73.5 × 73.5 mm
Power: 33 PS (33 hp/24 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 48 N·m (35 ft·lbf) @ 2500 rpm
Rear wheel drive, 4-speed manual transmission
Steering – mechanical rack and pinion

Acceleration: 0-70 km/h (43 mph): 14 seconds
Maximum speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)
Fuel economy (combined City + Highway): 20 kilometres per liter (5 L/100 km, 47 US mpg, 56 UK mpg)

Body and dimensions
Seat Belts: 2
Trunk capacity: 150 L (5.3 cu ft)

Suspension, tyres and brakes
Front brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Front track: 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Rear track: 1,315 mm (51.8 in)
Ground clearance: 180 mm (7.1 in)
Front suspension: McPherson strut with lower A arm
Rear suspension: Independent coil spring
12-inch tyres

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