There’s been a lot of talk about Tata Nano of late and its pretty warranted too. Apart from being a cheapest car in the world, it is also raising concerns and eyebrows from all corners of the world. ( Read Marc’s articles on the same here.)
Even before I read about the Nano (The talk has been going on for years now. I am talking about the actual release.) , I came to know of Bajaj’s car. I must say that both car’s look pretty decent inspite of being very cheap.
The Bajaj car’s have the following edge over Tata’s car. (though one must remember that as of now it’s only a caoncept car and is expeted to hit the marlet only after 2010. By then Tata would have sold God knows how many small cars.)
It has higher displacement
It comes in CNG variants. (apart from petrol and diesel.)
It uses CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission.)
Partnership with Nissan/Renault.
The Tata Nano:
The only thing I am worried about is when China begins to realise (there already are rumors – “The Kolkata-based company Global Automobiles has reportedly announced a tied up with China’s Guangzhou Motors, to roll out a low-cost car, a report said.”) that if Tata can make a car for Rs. 1 lac then they can make 3 for the same price. Man, just wait for that day. Everything is going to be redefined.