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.
"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...