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End of the road for 'world's cheapest car' - would you have bought a R46 000 Tata Nano if it was sold in SA?

2018-07-13 09:59
Tata, Nano

Indian automaker Tata produced just a single Nano, its tiny budget-beating hatchback, in June 2018. A year earlier the company built 275. 

The Economic Times is reporting that the Nano in its "present form cannot continue beyond 2019."

Launched in 2008 and dubbed the 'People's car' it was proved to be unsafe, wasn't built quick enough and failed to be the runaway sales success the company envisaged. 

The cars were also plagued with mechanical issues and despite being a cheap vehicle did not grab middle-class families. 

In 2008 it retailed in India for about R20 000 and now it's priced at the equivalent of R46 000 for an entry-level model.

CNET.com says the the ultra-cheap Nano proved to be a step too far in the cost-cutting direction. RIP Nano....


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