NANO DISPLAY: COME FEAST YOUR EYES

Auto | | April 2, 2009, 12:24 am
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People in all metros thronged to get a glimpse of the Nano in 'flesh and blood' as it came up on display at showrooms across India from April 1. People in this picture, looking at the Nano car displayed at a showroom in Ahmedabad on All Fools Day.

People in all metros thronged to get a glimpse of the Nano in 'flesh and blood' as it came up on display at showrooms across India from April 1. People in this picture, looking at the Nano car displayed at a showroom in Ahmedabad on All Fools Day.

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This one is proof enough that the Nano was here. A woman poses for a photograph near a Tata Motors’ Nano car displayed at a showroom in Mumbai.

This one is proof enough that the Nano was here. A woman poses for a photograph near a Tata Motors’ Nano car displayed at a showroom in Mumbai.

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Tata Motors made 'em all. People flock to showrooms, like in this picture from Mumbai, to see the Tata Nano on display.

Tata Motors made 'em all. People flock to showrooms, like in this picture from Mumbai, to see the Tata Nano on display.

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Aaryan Arora, 4, reacts as he sits behind the wheel of the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, displayed at a showroom in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Aaryan Arora, 4, reacts as he sits behind the wheel of the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, displayed at a showroom in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

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Men try to check out the 'not-so-mean machine' as it is displayed in a Mumbai showroom. The Tata Nano is a nice little car, surprisingly roomy inside and fun to shift, if a bit slow in its pick-up. Tata Motors says it emits 12 per cent less carbon dioxide than two-wheelers made in the country. (<i>Text: AP</i>)

Men try to check out the 'not-so-mean machine' as it is displayed in a Mumbai showroom. The Tata Nano is a nice little car, surprisingly roomy inside and fun to shift, if a bit slow in its pick-up. Tata Motors says it emits 12 per cent less carbon dioxide than two-wheelers made in the country. (Text: AP)

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This interested buyer has his ears to the ground, or rather to the Nano. The Nano has as few moving parts as possible. With one windshield wiper, one side mirror and non-adjustable headrests, Nano has dinner-plate sized wheels with three bolts rather than four. No air bags too. Nano runs on four gears, plus reverse. (<i>Text:AP</i>)

This interested buyer has his ears to the ground, or rather to the Nano. The Nano has as few moving parts as possible. With one windshield wiper, one side mirror and non-adjustable headrests, Nano has dinner-plate sized wheels with three bolts rather than four. No air bags too. Nano runs on four gears, plus reverse. (Text:AP)

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Well, almost. The no-nonsense car is easy to manoeuvre and good for city drives. Keeping the car a lean 600 kilograms, or 1,320 pounds, also cut down on the cost of raw materials and boosted its fuel efficiency. (<i>Text: AP</i>)

Well, almost. The no-nonsense car is easy to manoeuvre and good for city drives. Keeping the car a lean 600 kilograms, or 1,320 pounds, also cut down on the cost of raw materials and boosted its fuel efficiency. (Text: AP)

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It is like a mini festival. Almost everyone knows what is the Tata Nano. The car retails for 100,000 rupees ($2,050) plus transportation costs and tax — about a third less than the cheapest car currently on the Indian market, the Maruti 800. (<i>Text:AP</i>)

It is like a mini festival. Almost everyone knows what is the Tata Nano. The car retails for 100,000 rupees ($2,050) plus transportation costs and tax — about a third less than the cheapest car currently on the Indian market, the Maruti 800. (Text:AP)

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Television journalists report as people look at the Nano on display at a showroom in New Delhi. Engineers tucked the two-cylinder, 624cc all-aluminum engine under the back seats to make extra room inside. The car gets an impressive 55.5 miles to the gallon (23.6 kilometers per liter).(<i>Text: AP</i>)

Television journalists report as people look at the Nano on display at a showroom in New Delhi. Engineers tucked the two-cylinder, 624cc all-aluminum engine under the back seats to make extra room inside. The car gets an impressive 55.5 miles to the gallon (23.6 kilometers per liter).(Text: AP)

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I like that, the eyes seem to say. An interested customer looks at Nano car booking forms in Calcutta, West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

I like that, the eyes seem to say. An interested customer looks at Nano car booking forms in Calcutta, West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.