The 230 HP Tata 'Super Nano' Is The Craziest Indian Car Ever

The standard Tata Nano has a 624 cc two-cylinder producing 37 horsepower. JA Motorsport felt that's not enough, so they jammed a 230 hp 1.3 turbo four in it that revs way above 10,000rpm. Carlo Abarth would certainly approve of India's latest tuner car. » 12/12/14 8:35am 12/12/14 8:35am

Tata Will Build An Entry-Level SUV Based On The Land Rover LR2

Land Rover already builds LR2s in India using knock-down kits, but parent company Tata will get to second base by developing an entry-level premium SUV for the Indian market using Land Rover's technology. » 4/07/14 9:30am 4/07/14 9:30am

Tata Motors Exec Dies After Fall From Hotel Following Board Meeting

Tata Motors managing director and former General Motors India president Karl Slym died today after "falling from a high floor" from a Bangkok hotel, according to a report from Reuters. Slym was in southeast Asia after he attended a board meeting of the company's Thailand unit. » 1/26/14 4:01pm 1/26/14 4:01pm

Managing Director Of Tata Going To Jail For Six Months For Faulty Nano

The Managing Director of India's Tata Motors, Karl Slym, has been sentenced to six months in jail. The reason? Allegations of failure to repair a faulty Tata Nano. » 5/06/13 10:58am 5/06/13 10:58am

The Amazing Decorated Trucks Of India

One of the most striking things an American will notice on India's highways is how almost all their cargo seems to be transported by these lavishly decorated and slightly ramshackle large trucks. They're everywhere, often overloaded to twice their normal height, and barrelling down the road with a gleeful disregard… » 2/18/13 3:57pm 2/18/13 3:57pm

Why India Is Making The World's Most Interesting Cars

I know that's a bold statement to make in that headline there, but I mean it. I should clarify though— "interesting" does not mean "best" in any sense of the word. It's not the fastest, most advanced, most comfortable, or really any superlative (other than maybe "cheapest"). But some of the cars that are currently… » 12/05/12 2:20pm 12/05/12 2:20pm

Tata Will Sell The World's Cheapest Car In The USA

The 37 horsepower Tata Nano is not exactly what you would call luxurious. But as the cheapest car in the world, it is the ride that Ratan Tata envisioned would get the majority of India on the roads. » 10/15/12 10:00am 10/15/12 10:00am

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

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