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...
How Short Is a Tata Nano? Enough To Ship Sideways On a Train
You've surely seen car-carriers full of brand-new vehicles on the highways. But many new cars roll out of the factory onto trains that carry them over much of their journey. Now a new video from India shows a trainload of diminutive Tata Nano minicars passing by an onlooker in Bangalore. The...John Voelcker