An Insanely Intense Look At The World’s Cheapest Car

Like lots of car guys, I have a very specific weakness for one particular class of automobile. For many, that weakness is for fast, powerful, luxurious, high-end exotics; for me, as a side effect of a condition known medically as "being a bit of a moron," it's cars at the extreme low end of the spectrum. » 2/03/12 3:00pm 2/03/12 3:00pm

The cheapest car in the world now has a $4.6 million price tag

Remember when the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest production car, was going to conquer the world like an Indian Model T? Tata's now built a gold-encrusted Nano worth $4.6 million as a publicity stunt. I don't recall Henry Ford needing to do that. » 9/20/11 12:00pm 9/20/11 12:00pm

Tata's U.S. vehicle will cost far more than $2,000

Indian car magnate Rajan Tata says instead of shipping the $2,000 Nano to the United States, he'll design a U.S. model that will likely cost between $7,000 and $8,000. Watch out, sellers of used PT Cruisers. » 3/16/11 3:00pm 3/16/11 3:00pm

Obamas Get Up Close With Tata Nano

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama got a private review of the Tata Nano while in India, with Mrs. Obama reportedly sitting behind the wheel. Checking out the competition? H/T to Yash! (Photo Credit: AP) [Economic Times] » 11/10/10 9:00am 11/10/10 9:00am

Tata Nano Convertible Is A Darwin Award Prospect

The Tata Nano's cheap, tiny, slow, has only low-speed crash protection, occasionally bursts into flames, and now they've cut the roof off and made convertibles. Two exactly. Both designed to ferry passengers on plant tours. Terrifying. (H/T to vavon205) [Wheelosphere] » 6/14/10 10:00am 6/14/10 10:00am

The Tata Nano Is Bad For India

The $2,500 Tata Nano is the cheapest car in the world, but as Avinash Rajagopal of Change Observer tells us, its low price tag may irreparably damage Indian society. — Ed. » 5/25/10 12:00pm 5/25/10 12:00pm

Four Tata Nanos Go Up In Flames In India

The Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world, is awash in bad press after four brand-new cars have caught fire in India. Is Tata about to become the Indian Toyota? » 3/22/10 4:00pm 3/22/10 4:00pm

$2,500 Tata Nano Aiming For 2013 U.S. Launch

Because the Chevy Aveo RS is moving upscale, cheap Americans will need new crap cars to waste their pointless lives in. Crap cars like the Tata Nano, which may end up here in 2013. » 1/07/10 2:00pm 1/07/10 2:00pm

Ghosn Says Nissan Microcar To Trump Nano On Cost

The race to the bottom of the market continues as Nissan-Renault boss Carlos Ghosn announced plans for an ultra-cheap micro-car to undercut the current low-cost leading Tata Nano. Wonder if they've considered resin-impregnated cotton fiber for the body, duroplast-Trabant-style? [FinancialTimes] » 11/10/09 3:00pm 11/10/09 3:00pm

Ten Vehicles That Don't Belong On BuisnessWeek's 50 Ugliest Cars List

We're convinced BusinessWeek intentionally created its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years" list to offend Jalopnik reader sensibilities as much as possible. We've pulled out ten cars that simply have no place on this list. Two-minutes hate ahead. » 11/03/09 4:30pm 11/03/09 4:30pm

We've Got More Horsepower In Our Driveways And That's A Good Thing

Science writer Alexis Madrigal put together an analysis showing we have more power in our garage than in our power plants. The data is interesting but the conclusions are fantastically wrong. Having more power is a good, nay, awesome thing. » 8/19/09 3:01pm 8/19/09 3:01pm

Tata Nano Passes European Crash Tests

The $2,500 Tata Nano has passed European front and side impact crash tests, an important step in expanding sales of the tiny Indian city car to Europe and, possibly, North America. » 7/15/09 5:30pm 7/15/09 5:30pm

Tata Nano Pricing To Top Out At $3,650

The Tata Nano is the cheapest car in the world at under $2,000 — before options. If you want solid paint you'll need to fork over more rupees. Full price list below. » 3/31/09 3:00pm 3/31/09 3:00pm

First Tata Nano Review: "Amazingly Good"

Since orders for the Tata Nano officially started being taken Monday, independent reviews are also beginning to roll out. The verdict? "Feels just like a car." » 3/25/09 2:30pm 3/25/09 2:30pm

Tata Planning Nano For US Market

The Tata Nano, the sub-$2,000 world's cheapest car, is being considered for sale in the United States in 2011 and 2012. Tata believes our economy is so bad we'll buy their cute death traps. » 3/24/09 1:00pm 3/24/09 1:00pm

Sub-$2,000 Tata Nano Officially Cheapest Car

Pre-orders are officially being taken today for the Tata Nano in India at an MSRP of 100,000 rupees (just under $2,000). That makes the Nano officially the cheapest automobile in the world. » 3/23/09 9:00am 3/23/09 9:00am

Tata Nano Europa: A Cheap Car Gets Less Cheap For Europe

The tiny and fascinating Tata Nano will supposedly go on sale at the end of this month in India, but this didn't stop CEO Ratan Tata from previewing an "upscale" model for the European market. » 3/04/09 11:00am 3/04/09 11:00am

Tata Claims Nano To Launch March 23rd

Just more than a year ago the Tata Nano was unveiled to the world and following farmer revolts, wildly fluctuating material prices and the Carpocalypse, Tata is claiming the car will finally launch March 23rd. » 2/26/09 12:30pm 2/26/09 12:30pm

Tata Motors Chairman, Owner Of Taj Mahal Hotel, Claims They "Had…

Tata Motors parent company, Tata Group, owns the Taj Mahal Hotel at the center of the deadly attacks in Mumbai ending this morning. News the same company producing the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world, also owns one of the largest and nicest hotels in India shouldn't come as a surprise given the Tata Group… » 11/30/08 12:01am 11/30/08 12:01am