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Quick Spin: 2011 Tata Nano CX - Driving the world's cheapest car

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 it was more than just a cheap car – it was remarkably fun to drive. India's Tata Motors picked up on the people's car idea several years ago. Motorbikes and pedal bikes are the go-to transportation options for millions in India, which presented an opportunity. But with the average price of a new car in the U.S. hovering around $30,000, an... Read More

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    Report: Tata Pixel given European green light
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    Tata Motors has reportedly approved the Tata Pixel, a microcar concept it showed off at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, for production. The minute Pixel is advertised as the most efficiently-packaged four-seater in the world. It comes in at just under 10 feet long, and is nearly a foot shy of the Tata Nano's overall length. Assuming the report from Autocar ...

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    Geneva 2011: Tata Pixel Concept turns on itself
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    Tata has revealed its Euro city car concept in Geneva today and it's a trick little piece. First off, Tata says it is the most efficiently-packaged four-seater in the world, comfortably seating four regulation-size adults in a car just 10 feet long. Even more trick is the car's zero turning radius system, which, in simple terms, rotates the rear wheels ...

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    Geneva 2011: Tata Pixel Concept turns on itself
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    Tata has revealed its Euro city car concept in Geneva today and it's a trick little piece. First off, Tata says it is the most efficiently-packaged four-seater in the world, comfortably seating four regulation-size adults in a car just 10 feet long. Even more trick is the car's zero turning radius system, which, in simple terms, rotates the rear wheels ...

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    Geneva 2010: Tata debuts Nano EV concept
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    Tata Motors just debuted an electrified version of its Nano today at the Geneva Motor Show, promising no compromises in the way it drives compared to the regular 600cc Nano. The Tata Nano Electric Vehicle (EV) will be built on the existing Nano platform and still seats four adults, but adds "super polymer lithium ion batteries" to the mix. No word on ...

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    Geneva 2010: Tata debuts Nano EV concept
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    Tata Motors just debuted an electrified version of their Nano today at the 80th Geneva Motor Show, promising no compromises in the way it drives compared to the regular 600cc Nano. The Tata Nano Electric Vehicle (EV) will be built on the existing Nano platform, and still seats four adults, but adds "super polymer lithium ion batteries" to the mix. No ...

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    Toyota considering Indian plant for small car production
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    Click above for more high-res images of the Toyota iQToyota has been working on an affordable small car that will be cost-competitive in emerging markets, and Autocar is reporting that India is being considered as a destination for production. India makes sense due to its low-cost labor, and with competitors like the Tata Nano going for as little as $2,500, ...

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    Geneva 2008: Spending time with the Tata Nano
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Tata Nano.The Geneva Motor Show provided our first opportunity to get up close and mildly personal with Tata's potentially revolutionary Nano. Overall, we're pretty damned impressed. The squat dimensions and short overhangs lend themselves well to the Nano's protuberant proportions, and as much as we tried, we had a ...

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