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Finally, Tata unveils its people’s car


New Delhi : To the accompaniment of bugles and applause, India’s Tata Motors Thursday put a car within reach of millions of people when it unveiled its people’s car ‘Nano’ costing Rs.100,000 ($2,500).

In a moment of drama and some suspense, Tata Group chairperson Ratan Tata personally drove the car at the eight-day Auto Expo that began here Thursday morning.

The car would be called ‘Nano’, Tata announced. It has a 33 horsepower 624 cc engine. Tata said: “The vehicle can accommodate four-five people.”