By Andy Bannister
One of the more remarkable new cars of last year, the micro-sized, micro-priced Tata Nano, will be exported to Europe after all, with a beefed-up version of the Indian tiddler going on display at this week’s Geneva Motor Show.
Unfortunately for Tata, and possibly for European consumers feeling the pinch, the Euro-spec car won’t make it to the old continent until at least 2011. A new ultra-low priced car might be just the gimmick dealers need at the moment.
To be known as the Nano Europa, the car has been significantly modified for its introduction to the European market.
Most noticeable are the bigger bumpers front and rear to comply with European crash regulations, plus more sensibly-sized wheels and a wider track. It sounds like the car will be loaded with extra equipment compared to the Indian version (yet to go on sale on its home market, after a series of production delays). Continue Reading →