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MISC Tata Nano

2011 Tata Nano CX - Click above for high-res image gallery People love the idea of super-cheap transportation. Two generations ago, Volkswagen captured the world's attention with the Beetle (known originally as "The People's Car"), but when people finally drove the rear-engined VW, they realized…


Tata now hopes 'nobody wants' cheapest Nano

Ratan Tata seems to think he knows the problem with the original Tata Nano, and how he'll address that when the next-generation model rolls around.
Super Tata Nano is 230 horses of terror

The Tata Nano hasn't been the booming sales success that it was originally anticipated to be. But we bet some drivers worldwide wouldn't mind getting behind the wheel of this one just for the absolute absurdity of it.
India's ZipCar equivalent will rent you a car for 73 cents an hour

ZipCar is a great tool if you're the city dwelling, car-ownership-averse sort. It's even somewhat affordable, with prices from $6 a month and driving rates from $8 to $10 an hour. A ZipCar-like Indian company called Zoomcar India Pvt. is taking that affordability to the extreme, offering rentals of the Mahindra e2o, a small city-minded EV for just 73 cents an hour.
Ratan Tata hopes to restart Nano sales after fiery start [w/video]

When India's Tata introduced the Nano in 2009 at about $2,500, it was a hot seller. It was expected to set the world on fire with demand for cheap wheels. In fact, a year after its rollout, the Nano almost did set the world on fire after at least three units burned to a crisp. Sales plummeted to a record low of 509 in November, 2010.
Tata recalling all pre-2012 Nano models over bad starter

Tata Motors has issued a recall for all Nano models manufactured between July 2009 and October 2011. The company will replace the vehicles' starter motors free of charge. And while the Indian automaker has declined to say just how many vehicles will be affected by the recall, local news reports have said as many as 145,000 Nano vehicles will receive a new starter. Tata says the recall has been underway for some time, noting it has already replaced somewhere around 50,000 starters to date. The en