New Car announced today from India

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  1. Tony Hunt

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    The New Indian built 4-5 seater mini car from Tata looks as if it would make an ideal towcar for a Motorhome. Priced at just £1000 ($2500) Apparently according to the lunchtime television news it will only be available in India :Sad: Wonder what it weighs? Theres no way it would only cost a £1000 in this country once gordons tax men had got hold of it.:swear:
     
  2. Lindy-C

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    Looks surprisingly "Smart" like...... :Laughing:

    Would make a great toad don't you think? :Wink:

    Here's the spec, no mention of weight though .......

    NEW DELHI: Tata Motors Ltd on Thursday wheeled out the world's cheapest car, priced at 100,000 rupees (2,500 dollars).

    Here are key facts about the four-door, mini hatchback named the Nano, which is due to hit the Indian market later this year.

    Looks: The snub-nosed car keeps in the tradition of the Fiat 500, Nissan Micra and the Smart.

    Dimensions: 3.1 metres (10.23 feet) long, 1.5 metres wide and 1.6 metres high. Can seat four to five people.

    Engine: A two cylinder 623 cc, 33 horsepower rear mounted, all aluminium, multi-point fuel injection petrol engine can power the car to top speeds of 105 kilometres per hour (65 miles per hour).

    Fuel Efficiency: 20 kilometres per litre, or 50 miles per gallon is claimed.

    Pollution: Exceeds Indian regulatory requirements and can meet strict Euro IV emission standards. In terms of overall pollutants, Tata says the car is better than two-wheelers manufactured in India currently.

    Safety: Car exceeds current regulatory requirements with a strong passenger compartment, crumple zones, intrusion resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorage.

    Initial Annual Production Target: 250,000 units to rise later to 350,000. PRICE: Basic model price 100,000 rupees (2,500 dollars) plus tax and transport costs, which will bring on the road price to at least 120,000 rupees. The price of two deluxe models that will include air-conditioning and other features to be announced later.

    Nearest Domestic Car Rival: Maruti 800, part of Japanese-owned Suzuki Maruti stable whose base model sells for about 4,800 dollars -- nearly double the price of the Nano.

    Nearest International Rival: China's Chery QQ which retails for 3,600 dollars.

    Sales: Tata will focus on selling the car in India for the next two to three years, before eyeing Latin American and Southeast Asian markets.

    Market: India's car market is a huge draw because car penetration is just seven per 1,000 people, compared to 550 per 1,000 in such countries as Germany or 476 in France, according to the Society of Indian Automobiles.
     
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  3. Road Runner

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    Cant get the dawgs in:Wink:

    A new makers name might help to (tata has alway been seen as cr*p)
     
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    Buy 'em roller skates and tow them behind :Rofl1:
     
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    better harness them and get em to tow it:Wink:
     
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    Hi right who's for flying out, buying one and driving it back? >:)

    Olley
     
  7. Lindy-C

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    Now there's an idea :Laughing: wouldn't bother driving it though.......how many could you fit in a container I wonder :Wink:
     
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    Hi Linda if you angled them two in a twenty foot. Now whats the shipping cost on that from India?

    Olley
     
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    More than you'd pay in fuel driving 'em over :Sad:

    Roll on roll off is cheaper :Wink:
     
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    If it's a Tata you probably will need to:Wink::Laughing::Rofl1:
     
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    Google won't calculate the route :cry: have to try tomtom when I get home.>:)

    Olley
     
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    THIS !!!!, from a country that still makes morris oxfords and royal enfield motorbikes.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    They appreciate good British Engineering thats why they have hung on to it.:thumb:
     
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    pity the same cant be said for this country anymore.:Sad:
     
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    anybody noticed the amount of glass in the roof for a country with a summer temp in the 40degs.
    they should have done the aircon from the start!!!!!!

    john.
     
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