The Indian Auto-Dwarf: A Car for € 1700 (!)February 4, 2008 at 12:01 am | Posted in India | 6 Comments
Tags: Cars, People's car, Tata Nano
This news item has received mixed reactions: Indian truck and car manufacturers Tata have finally unveiled their 1-lakh-car, the Tata Nano. 1 lakh means 100,000 Rupies, means 2,500 US Dollars, means 1,700 Euros.
Quite impressive. I have never been able to afford a car (and for most of my life it didn’t make sense to have one anyway), yet even for double the price I’d be tempted. I am hardly going to be the only one – environmentalists in India are already worried, and so is Maharashtra Home Minister Patil: “If everyone buys the small car, where will they keep it? Where will they drive it?”