• May 4, 2010
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Apparently inspired by the popularity of the Tato Nano in India, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants a piece of the low budget pie. The Nano, of course, grabbed the world's attention when it came out with a base price tag of just $2,500. Speaking last Friday at the Renault annual meeting, Ghosn announced Renault's intention to work with Nissan and the Bajaj Group to produce its own $2,500 car.

It's unlikely that the cheap Renault will be exported to Europe or North America, although it could go to other emerging markets. What is likely is that Renault will produce a battery powered version at a significantly higher price.

[Source: Renault]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Instant success! Solid company and great quality products coupled to the fact that it will probably NOT catch on fire.

      I say you have a winner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Nano is cheap transportation, but nothing more. It does not look any good, it does not perform, it continues to go up in flames...and it doesn't have a boot lid.
      But wait for the GT version... :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, I bet it doesn't go too fast and doesn't corner too hard in order for it to flip - what with that center of gravity and all - so we got that covered.
      But in the off chance it does overturn - you could just probably get out and flip it back - if it hasn't caught on fire, that is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What this uninformed pseudo journalist fails to point out is that it is Renault who invented air powered mini car meant for that emerging market.
      Tata innovation my arse.