Tata Nano Popularity Boosts Production
Therefore, production numbers of the small city car, which is by far the cheapest car in the world at the moment, will double, as Tata says. With this increase, the factory will produce 20,000 units a month during this year only. These figures are quite remarkable for a car that does not offer pretty much in terms of… well basically everything you find in a normal car.
A number of 8,707 units have been sold in March, and that is 293 models less than compared to July last year. The Nano sells for a little more than $3,000 and, to be quite honest, you don’t get much for that amount of money.
The 2011 Nano has features like adjustable seats, power steering and a 5-speed gearbox. The engine is a 624 cc 2-cylinder petrol powerplant with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium and the maximum power is set for 33 horsepower (25 kW). Torque level sits at 48 Nm (35 lbs/ft) @ 3000.
The car has rear wheel drive and can reach 0-60 km/h (0-37 mph) in 8 seconds. And that level of performance is for good reason, as its top speed is just 105 km/h (65 mph). Trunk capacity is 150 liters. It’s not much, but they seem to get the job done, and that’s selling cars.