Police cars are meant to command respect from motorists. This is apparently not the case in India, though, where a Delhi-based electronics firm has modified the world's cheapest car into what may be the world's cheapest police car. Complete with a stylish, red-white-and-blue light bar, Grand IJS Electronics debuted a police-spec Tata Nano at the International Security Expo in New Delhi.

It shouldn't come as a shock, but this Nano isn't meant for high-speed pursuit. According to Indian Autos Blog, it was designed for a special police unit, tasked with protecting the women and children of New Delhi. Prepping the Nano for this noble cause has meant outfitting it with the aforementioned light bar, along with sirens, while an 80-watt amp has been fitted to manage the power needs. A medical kit and flashlights are available as well, making this Nano more of a first responder than a proper police vehicle.

Take a look at the gallery of images of the Tata Nano Police Cruiser, provided by Indian Autos Blog, up top.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 24 Comments
      Andrew Pappas
      • 1 Year Ago
      Clarkson no longer has to hide in shame when the diesel Astra comes on the cop show... Finally a colony with a sadder police car than the empire
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      The many states in India love to use SUVs. The Mahindra Jeep was the gold standard for many departments across India, now they are starting to introduce other SUV models from Tata, Mahindra, Chevrolet, and Toyota. These Nano's can be useful in small crowded city towns full of small street vendors large buildings, traffic and concentration of large groups of people. Just like here in the states, ever seen those small traffic cop three wheeled vehicles like in NYC? Sadly in India the practice of police taking bribes is not uncommon.
      b.rn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd crack a joke, but you see police scooters sometimes too.
      atc98092
      • 1 Year Ago
      "while an 80-watt amp has been fitted to manage the power needs" Uh, what? Did you mean perhaps an 80 amp alternator? Amp is short for either ampere (a measure of electrical current) or amplifier (to increase something, typically audio power). Neither will provide any method of managing power needs.
      Lantern42
      • 1 Year Ago
      And I thought Prius police cars weren't intimidating....
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tata Nano--when a Segway just won't do.
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      0-60: Not happening Horsepower: Optional front hitch to actual horse Ground clearance: Enough to get on that 1" platform Engine: Sometimes Safety: When it catches on fire, it really smokes so you know to get out of the car Wheels: So small that you'll never hydroplane. You must never hit a pothole though or you'll flip the car. Top speed: I don't know, but I have a feeling various parts of this car will shake and break before you get close. Intimdation factor: 0 (equivalent to a care bear).
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Stop, or I'll catch on fire, er FIRE!
      Luke
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I say I can out run that thing, I mean it literally. I can run faster than that thing can drive.
        Victor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luke
        On lighter side, this car is ideal for Indian roads. Cops never need to get into pursuit as there is so much traffic. You won't be able to drive the car....
      greg
      • 1 Year Ago
      i might have to start watching those worlds wildest police chase shows just to see one of these in action... finally the Astra diesel isn't the most embarrassing police car in the world
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait for the youtube vid of one of these Nanos getting outrun by an old lady. . .with a walker.
      ROBJNA06
      • 1 Year Ago
      hi friend welcome in this blog ,in this blog you get too much information . this blog is too beneficial for every one. I LOVE NANO CARS ……………………….
    • Load More Comments