Nano : A Legend?

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Tata Motors unveils the People's Car

A comfortable, safe, all-weather car, high on fuel efficiency & low on emissions


Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group and Tata Motors, today
unveiled the Tata 'NANO', the People's Car from Tata Motors that India
and the world have been looking forward to. A development, which
signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the People's Car
brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands
of families. The People's Car will be launched in India later in 2008.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi,
Mr. Ratan N. Tata said, "I observed families riding on two-wheelers –
the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of
him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby. It led me to
wonder whether one could conceive of a safe, affordable, all-weather
form of transport for such a family. Tata Motors' engineers and
designers gave their all for about four years to realise this goal.
Today, we indeed have a People's Car, which is affordable and yet
built to meet safety requirements and emission norms, to be fuel
efficient and low on emissions. We are happy to present the People's
Car to India and we hope it brings the joy, pride and utility of
owning a car to many families who need personal mobility."

Stylish, comfortable
The People's Car, designed with a family in mind, has a roomy
passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can
comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position
make ingress and egress easy.

Yet with a length of 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6
metres, with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre
on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas. Its mono-volume
design, with wheels at the corners and the powertrain at the rear,
enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability, which
will set a new benchmark among small cars.

When launched, the car will be available in both standard and deluxe
versions. Both versions will offer a wide range of body colours, and
other accessories so that the car can be customised to an individual's
preferences.

Fuel-efficient engine
The People's Car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder,
623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. This is the
first time that a two-cylinder gasoline engine is being used in a car
with single balancer shaft. The lean design strategy has helped
minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy
consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled
by a specially designed electronic engine management system.

Meets all safety requirements
The People's Car's safety performance exceeds current regulatory
requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger
compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones,
intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages,
and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further
enhance safety.

Environment-friendly
The People's Car's tailpipe emission performance exceeds regulatory
requirements. In terms of overall pollutants, it has a lower pollution
level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today. The high
fuel efficiency also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide
emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable
transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.

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