January 10, 2008

Nano 2008



2008 has surely begun as a year of promise. The much talked about TATA one lakh car for the common man was launched and aptly christened “Nano”.

Inevitably there will be parallels drawn against the Maruti 800 but let us be fair- those times were different.

Another very different reason to put India on the world map.

Hats off to Tata !

11 comments:

DotMom said...

Nice! I am really looking forward to see how this car does..

artnavy said...

yes- we must wait and watch

btw tune in to ndtv- u will see a lot of analyses on this

and i forgot to mention this pic is courtesy google

~nm said...

I am not sure if this is good or bad. Don't take me wrong but I feel this will create more chaos in the existing full to the seams roads. Its good that anyone will be able to afford this car but somehow not sure of the overall impact it will have.

artnavy said...

nm- yeah - sort of like teh air traffic congestion we see after teh economy airlines came in

but i think it is what will help improve road infrastructure

also better to have fewer bikes ( which I deem more unsafe)

also the claim is that this car is more environ firendly- let us see :-)

Itchingtowrite said...

where to park it!! no space at all

Rohini said...

I am quite impressed with how cool it looks, given the price. Can't wait to see one of the road.

While I too worry about the traffic congestion it will cause, I also feel very elitist for feeling that way because to say that is a valid argument is to say that only the affluent should be allowed to drive cars...

Minka said...

yes, definitely worth a look I think ! But I do shudder at the congestions and levels of pollution. I think I will actually try the MRTS !! Very jealous that hubby is going to see it at auto expo but very very glad that he won't get to test ride it !!!BTW what do you think about the estillo now that you have it and drive it ?

Inder said...

i wonder what will happen when the two wheelers are replaced my nano on the already hyper-congested indian roads...

Nayanthara said...

more pollution in already congested asmatic roads. why can't all use cycles. tata wants to become rich and choke others

Anonymous said...

please vote for hillary for US president in primaries and general election

Alan said...

The Tata Nano made the Sunday morning news show here in the USA today. They quoted $2500 USD as the price for the car. Interesting press release on the Tata link.