The first customer to get a Tata Nano has taken delivery of the world's cheapest car today. Tata Motors delivered the car to Mr. Ashok Raghunath Vichare of Mumbai who paid just 100,000 rupees ($2,053 U.S.) for the car. The Nano went on sale earlier this year and has been a source of endless discussion since it was announced in early 2008. While incredibly cheap, other numbers for the tiny car are also impressive: the Automotive Research Association of India rated the Nano at 56 mpg U.S. and it produces emissions of just 101 grams of CO2 per km.
The Indian market is only the first step for the Nano. A Euro-spec model recently passed European crash tests and the car is still scheduled to come to the U.S. at some point.
UPDATE: see pics of the handover here.