Tata Nano: India’s Cheapest One Lakh Rupee Car Launched

By Posted 2008 Updated   India

Ratan Tata has finally launched the one lakh rupee car ($2500 equivalent) in India called the NANO at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi, which will be the cheapest fuel driven car in India and will provide an affordable car to millions of Indians.

Tata NANO – One Lakh Rupee Car in India

Tata Nano One Lakh Rupee CarThe Tata nano car will have a 624-cc petrol engine generating 33 bhp of power, a 30-litre fuel tank and 4-speed manual gearshift. The car has air conditioning, but no power steering, reclining seats or radio. The company claims mileage of 20 km per litre. It has passed the full frontal crash test, the offset and side-crash test to meet the international safety norms.

The Tata Nano is priced at about half the price of the current cheapest car, Maruti Suzuki 800, which has long been the favorite car of a whole generation of Indians who dream of buying a cheap car while upgrading from a motorbike or scooter.

Tata Press release says Mr. Ratan N. Tata unveiled the car and said

“Tata Motors engineers and designers gave their all for about four years to realise this goal. Today, we indeed have a People’s Car, which is affordable and yet built to meet safety requirements and emission norms, to be fuel efficient and low on emissions. We are happy to present the People’s Car to India and we hope it brings the joy, pride and utility of owning a car to many families who need personal mobility.”

World’s Cheapest car?

Tata Nano One Lakh Rupee CarThe TATA Nano car will be sold come in three variants of standard and two deluxe models with AC. The standard car would be available for Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom), with VAT and transportation costs are extra. At $2500 approx, it could be the cheapest car in the world. It is expected for commercial launch in the second half of 2008. A new Tata Nano website has gone live at where you can get more details.

For another green, environmentally friendly and cheap car deal, you might look at Reva, India’s first electric car (EV), a two door hatchback; 2 adults, 2 children; with a top speed of 65 kmph.


10 comments on “Tata Nano: India’s Cheapest One Lakh Rupee Car Launched

  1. Niyaz PK says:

    Pround moment for India….
    Lets wait and see how the sales turn out to be.

  2. rambhai says:

    i think the car looks sweet. but its onli 33 bhp i wonder if it can drive up a steep hill with 4 people. did you hear the words of RATAN TATA “A promise is a promise and that is what is delivered” I kinda admire him for that

  3. Sandeep Abrol says:

    Well done. I wih it xould replace the unsafe 3-wheelers in future. Local city govts should encourage it for public use. Once again, great job by TATA team and especially visionary Mr. Rata Tata.

  4. UMAIR SULTAN says:

    Well,
    Congrats to TATA group for launching such a cheap and yet most demanding product in todays world. My question is whether we Pakistani be able to buy the car at the same price or not? OR Will our government support local automobile industry to make such miracles?

    Umair Sultan,
    IT professional

  5. shanid says:

    one generation one car

  6. Desiree says:

    I love the Nano. It looks cool.When is it arriving in South Africa

  7. Avinash says:

    hey guys i think TATA NANO is a good n cheap n best car but the thing is that if it will run on the indian roads it will create many problems like traffic, pollution n etc. because most of the people will buy it because it is a cheap n best car for only one lakh.

    thankU!

  8. Pinak Shuvro Roy says:

    How much will tata nano cost in bangladesh?

  9. sathish says:

    how much will tata nano cost in india
    where we want to buy it?
    what thinks should be required

  10. chakraborty says:

    what is price of TATA Nano in Bangladesh?

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