About a month ago, Tata Motors began accepting pre-orders (through a lottery/booking slip form) for the World's Cheapest Car, the Nano. In the first week, Tata announced it had sold over 81,000 booking forms but Tata has even better news to report this week: 203,000 fully paid bookings. Now that the pre-order window has closed, Tata will use a computer to randomly pick the first 100,000 people who will get to take possession of tiny car in July.
The 203,000 bookings represent sales of almost $101 million (U.S.) for the Indian company, and not everyone who orders a Nano is opting for the cheapest of the cheap. Tata Motors says that the Nano Standard makes up 20 percent of the bookings, while the Nano CX snagged 30 percent, leaving the remaining 50 percent of the orders for the top-end Nano LX. The LX apparently offers metallic paint as well as power windows, fog lamps, air conditioning and heater. Thanks to Gustavo for the tip!