JA Motorsport recently unveiled a wild, 230 HP track day special based on the Tata Nano – the world’s least expensive new car!
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Tata introduced the Nano as the world’s cheapest car in 2009, and quickly learned that “low price” does not automatically equal “high demand”. You still have to build a product that people want, as opposed to one that’s only mildly more practical (but significantly less awesome than) the Tuk Tuk you’re building it to compete […]
Automakers don’t get nearly enough credit considering how far cars have come in the past 20 years. Besides being far safer and more powerful, cars are also crammed full of all sorts of technological doodads designed to coddle already-spoiled consumers. But the Reboot Buggy does away with all that fluff and gets back to basics with a bare-bones box-on-wheels that espouses the less-is-more mindset.
Times are still tough for many people, and buying a new car is simply out of the picture. China, however, is seeing an almost meteoric rise in car sales year after year, and a new interest in low-cost auto manufacturing could send sales through the roof. Volkswagen has announced its intention to build a budget car for Chinese consumers with a starting price around $8,000.
The Ford Model T was really only remarkable because it was produced in such large numbers. Painted just one color (black!) and available with only the most basic of options, the Model T was a very humble vehicle built en masse. Today, America lacks such simple, basic transportation…but over in India automakers are producing a new generation of cars that harken back to the era of the Model T both in simplicity and broad appeal.
At just $2,500, the Tata Nano isn’t just India’s cheapest car; it is the cheapest new car you can buy anywhere. Of course you get what you pay for, which isn’t much, but Tata has plans of eventually selling the nano in both Europe and the United States…but not before a serious makeover.
The auto industry isn’t in an easy spot these days. First world nations are reaching a critical mass of automobiles, and stringent regulations add weight and cost to cars just as consumers are demanding cheap and fuel efficient vehicles.
But Nissan seems up to the challenge, as their next big move is building a car to sell in developing nations for between $3,000 and $5,000.
It’s happening. Tata is building a car that runs on the very air we breathe. Compressed air has been making some inroads in the alternative-fuel universe lately, with compressed-air concepts making waves at auto shows and, more recently, compressed-air bicycles turning heads on the road. Leave to the brave engineers from Tata India (who put […]
As one of the world’s fastest developing economies, India’s middle class is expanding as fast as its billion-plus population. That means more people with the means to buy a car, which is why Tata Motors introduced the $2,500 Nano over a year ago. Now Bajaj, another Indian car company with ties to Nissan and Renault, […]
Tata is currently selling the world’s cheapest car, the Nano. Tata wants to bring the car to America, where they say it will sell for between $7,000 and $8,000. So could Detroit build a $5,000 car, and profit from it? I don’t see why not. Yes, there are books of laws governing the safety and […]
[social_buttons] Efficient, light, and affordable. That is the philosophy behind the Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, and one of the smallest as well. Launched earlier this year in Tata’s home market of India, the Nano is a lesson in minimalism, with a trunk that doesn’t open, a single wiper blade, and a number of other […]
[social_buttons] Struggling Indian car company Tata Motors has announced the commercial launch of the Tata Nano, the most fuel-efficient petrol-driven car in India, and quite possibly the world. The Tata Nano, keenly anticipated across India since its unveiling early last year, is capable of an incredible 23.6km/litre (55.5 mpg) and ultra-low carbon emissions of 101 […]
[social_buttons] Ambitious Indian car company Tata has revealed that it may launch its Indica Vista EV all-electric car in Europe by the end of the year, making it the first ‘mainstream’ company to bid for a slice of the continent’s potentially lucrative zero-emission vehicles market. The move is likely to ruffle a few feathers amongst […]