The world's least expensive car, the Tata Nano, is now seen in increasing numbers on the streets of its home country, India.
But Tata is also sending the car into new markets, including Sri Lanka--where you might be surprised to see the tiny cars used as taxis.
Why Sri Lanka? That country's taxi fares will soon be riding in Nano cabs simply because Sri Lanka is the first place outside India where the little car will be sold.
It also gives Sri Lankan taxi owners a cheaper alternative to the air-conditioned cabs currently on the market, and a safer alternative to less safe three-wheeled taxis.
Currently, a local company in Sri Lanka has ordered 45 units of the Nano to be outfitted as taxi cabs for local Sri Lanka consumers. The plan, for one company in Sri Lanka, is to add 200 more Nanos to city streets within the next six months.
The cheapest car in the world becomes the cheapest Taxi in the world. Now, that's progress.
Oh, and if you're wondering where you put your luggage, let’s just say you shouldn’t bring everything with you if it includes the kitchen sink.