On behalf of the human car-buying community, I’d like to formally apologize to the Tata Nano, and wish it a fond farewell. The Nano is effectively out of production now, with just one car built in June, and was, if we’re honest, a sales failure. But I don’t blame the car, which I maintain is brilliant; this one is on…
Thirty-seven horsepower in the 1,400-pound Tata Nano is fine. Over 200 horsepower is better.
I’ve been wanting to drive a Tata Nano, the Indian city car billed as the cheapest car you could buy new, ever since I heard that a brand-new $2,500 car existed. Somehow, though, the Nano has eluded me; I even spent some time in India, and despite my efforts, I didn’t even get to drive one on its home turf.
Tata is best known globally for their remarkable $3,000 car, the Tata Nano. Tata isn’t crazy about being so synonymous with ultra-cheap cars, which is partially why they’re launching a new performance-oriented sub-brand called Tamo, presumably from Tata Motors. Or maybe Talking Mongoose? It’s not clear. They’ll be…
The first autonomous car designed and built in India is a big deal. So is the fact that the project was done by a small team, led by Dr. Roshy John of Tata Consultancy services, and that the autonomous car is a Tata Nano. But I think the hidden big news is that this is the first autonomous driving system that can…
The Tato Nano is the world’s cheapest car, and this newly-circulation video of the car rolling and crashing at ridiculously low speed seems to suggest it’s the world’s most dangerous car as well. But something’s not right here.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.