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Reduce Your Turning Radius

The people's car that raised the aspirations of the common man is out. Will you buy it?

Reduce Your Turning Radius
Graphic by Tanmoy Chakraborty
Reduce Your Turning Radius
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The Challenges

Keen on the Nano?
  • With acquisition and running costs three times higher, it will be difficult to convince two-wheeler owners to switch loyalty overnight
  • Depressed second-hand car prices may discourage potential buyers
  • Nano is identified with low cost. This could go against aspirations of buyers who see a car as a status symbol.
  • Nano works out to be cheaper than an autorickshaw but running costs will be higher. Lack of luggage space will prove to be a disadvantage.

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Test Drives

Front-seat Driver
"I was quite surprised. It's not an embarrassment of a car. At Rs 1 lakh, we did not expect much—in reality, it is very much car-like and not a stripped-down vehicle. The drive feel is pretty good. It uses a mechanical steering, which is adequate. It doesn't require power steering since there is no weight up front, as the engine is in...
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