The Tata Nano will be launched March 23, according to its manufacturer, India’s Tata Motors Ltd. The Nano will be the cheapest car in the world when it’s launched.
The micro-car will cost 100,000 rupee ($2,082 USD) and will be launched at an event in Mumbai and displayed at Tata Motors’ dealerships across the country from the first week of April, the AP reports. Tata Motors will start taking orders for the Nano starting the second week in April.
Production of the Nano has caused violent farmer protests and forced Tata to shut down its factory in West Bengal state and relocate to the western state of Gujarat last year, delaying its planned launch at the end of 2008.
The farmers were upset that the government acquired 1,000 acres from them and handed it over to Tata Motors for the Nano factory. The farmers felt they weren’t compensated enough for their land.
When will the U.S. get the $2,082 Tata Nano? It could be a great alternative for Americans who need transportation but can’t afford a more expensive car loan payment.
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