The high-end version of the Tata’s Nano was finally unveiled on European soil. The site is Geneva for the 2008 Geneva motor show.
A number of automobile sector execs paid tribute to the car. Prodrive boss and CEO of Aston Martin David Richards took notice and said that the Nano almost stole the show from the other beautiful cars in the show room. The Fiat head also dropped by and the Honda Motor CEO Takeo Fukui and likened Nano to Honda Jazz.
What has been unveiled on the motor show was actually the higher end of the Nano and it is not yet expected to be on sale. Mr. Tata, the visionary behind the Nano adds;
The Nano will address global markets in due course but when it will do so has not been decided.
When it is finally decided that Nano will conquer the European market, the Nano will undergo a number of upgrading but its basic design will be retained. Mr. Tata adds;
We will upgrade the car when we do decide to sell it in Europe or elsewhere-not the design but it will meet all the regulatory and legislative requirements.
When the Nano was first introduced, this car gained wide recognition and buzz due to its pricing. This is the world’s cheapest car and this sells for around 100,000 rupees or roughly 2,500 dollars. Because of the affordability of the vehicle, the Nano was nicknamed the “People’s car”.
The four-door Nano measures 10 feet long and 5 feet wide and this car is powered by 623cc two-cylinder engine located at the back of the vehicle. The car can produce 33 horsepower and can push the vehicle to 65 miles per hour. A small trunk is provided for storage purposes.