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The tiny Tata Nano.
A tiny Indian-made "people's car" could be heading to the U.S. in the next few years, despite a massive amount of changes that would be needed to make the car legal to drive on American roads.

Ratan Tata, head of the Tata Group conglomerate, told Automotive News that it plans to bring a $10,000 version of the Tata Nano to the U.S. in the next three years. The Nano now sells for about $2,500 in India, and was dreamed up as a way to provide a safer alternative to India's most popular form of road transportation, the motorcycle.

"The U.S. is a very enticing market," Tata told the Automotive News. The automaker is redesigning the car for the U.S. and European markets.

The bare bones Nano would give families – who often pile onto a motorcycle – a roof and seatbelts, protecting them in case of accidents. The car isn't selling all that well in India, where highly-publicized photos of the cars bursting into flames put a damper on the vehicle's safety image.


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      Jo Ann
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I'm not mistaken when I first read about this car a few months ago, they touted 75 mpg.
      mfg75123
      • 2 Years Ago
      it will be called the Obuma car in America This best part of this story is They don't tell you what the gas mileage is Americans want bigger faster and cooler cars Not something that looks like a Giant Egg on 4 wheels
        ashespaw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mfg75123
        I understand that if you fart while in this car, with the windows up, it swells up like a balloon.
      Jo Ann
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would drive it, only problem for me is, the price tag. I'm not paying 10,000 for it, thats quite a mark up fom 2500. even with the shipping.
      vlady1000
      • 2 Years Ago
      what's the 0-60 time? or can it even get there?
      porge125
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope it's a complete failure , we don't need this junk on our roads , can you imagine this car being hit by a 18 wheeler
      • 2 Years Ago
      uh . . .it's a golf cart
      Dave
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nothing but a golf cart with a roof and windows. Wasn't it P.T. Barnum who said "There's a sucker born every minute"
      wallymundo
      • 2 Years Ago
      When you read between the lines, you find out that government regulation, tarriffs, taxes, and kick backs to the Bureaucrats, adds 300 percent to the cost "We the People" have to pay for a car. Folks, look around the price of everything the Government has its nose it, as Obama said, the price will necessarly skyrocket.
      janka51
      • 2 Years Ago
      death traps
      brennemanbelkin
      • 2 Years Ago
      How do they fit all those clowns inside?
        Captain Wes
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brennemanbelkin
        Park it outside the Republican National Committee headquarters.
      • 2 Years Ago
      At $2500 it would do really well in America.... But $10,000 for that? It will fail miserably. There are dozens of cars out there just as ugly as this on that cost way less. Good mileage or not, people in America are still driving SUV's and big trucks.... Good luck ugly little ripoff car...
      acadiacoons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sure thing.....I'm going to place my year old old grandson in a rear-facing car seat in this deathtrap.....NOT.
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