• Feb 15, 2010

The CarWale Endurance Run Tata Nano – Click above for image gallery

The Indian car shopping site CarWale.com is driving a Tata Nano in a loop across the length and breadth of India to make a point about the car and the country. Their journey started on February 4 and ends February 19, covering 6,909 kilometers (4,284 miles) of terrain best described as... Indian... and along the way, the crew will explore every aspect of the Nano, including how it came about and what it means for the people who can benefit the most from it.

Naturally, the trip has seen its share of heat, goats, nearly impossible roads, wild motorbikers, jury-rigged repairs, Jeep Wrangler taxis with roof-mounted loudspeakers and miserable GPS instructions. It's a colorful tale all the way, and as if a Nano in iconic Gulf drag weren't enough (love the auxiliary Hella lamps, guys), the pictures alone are worth a visit. And to the two gents at the helm, best of luck to you the rest of the way.



[Source: CarWale]


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      vinoth kumar
      • 1 Year Ago
      tata showrooms details and car information fully gather to here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I understand how important the Nano is to the people of India, and I'm happy to see the progress this guy has made this far...BUT

      ...with that said...

      We all know this is an econo-box, so why did the designers add such over-used styling cues as a "swish" right above the rear wheel, OR an air intake right I'm front of the rear wheel?!?!?

      CMON SON!!! Those brakes don't even get hot enough to warm my Pop Tarts!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The following is a common site on a bus in India. When it's crowded like that the driver sometimes won't even stop at the bus stop, he slows down long enough for you to try to jump away if you want to risk it. When i was younger i used to ride public transport when i went there. Now no way would get in a bus or an auto.

        http://travelindiasmart.com/images/bus_delhi.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!
      vinoth kumar
      • 1 Year Ago
      tata showrooms details and car information fully gather to here. visit : http://www.erodetoday.com/tata_showrooms-erode616.htm
      gowheels
      • 1 Year Ago
      looking nice... for latest auto news and any other auto related info, buy/sell car visit http://www.gowheels.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL! It's comedy gold! Seriously, best wishes on a successful conclusion.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I hope they got a model w/out aircon to showcase driving in the Indian heat the same way most Nano buyers will be.

        On another note, a co-worker was telling me and others about his "adventures" on a recent trip there, and boy it sounds like a cluster-F. Everyone I know that has gone there has gotten Delhi Belly too (Indian equivalent to Montezuma's Revenge).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its meant for people earning salaries in India and driving on Indian roads.

      At least Autoblog readers should appreciate that Tata Motors designed the car and can manufacture it at such a cheap cost that it sells for 100,000.00 rupees in India.

      Have you guys come across any comparable achievement from Chinese engineers?
        Von Uebelschmecker
        • 2 Years Ago
        This design is just right for India. I resent persons denigrate a design when a car is made by persons and for persons who have a different culture. Naturally culture will influence this design. Can anyone remember the first Japanese cars introduced into the US. They weren't pretty in our eyes. The TaTa as long as it is safe, economical and keeps people dry on a rainy day is a great piece of transportation.
      gowheels
      • 1 Year Ago
      please visit http://www.gowheels.com/ we are happy to help you!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can just see it now, puttering down the Mulsanne straight.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol. pure sex on the wheels
      Salany Sharma
      • 1 Year Ago
      Amazing looking... If you want to latest auto bike news and any other auto related information for buy/sell bike then visit http://www.autoinfoz.com/india-Bikes-news.html
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