World’s Cheapest Car Hits Indian Streets
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
by Phil Hazlewood
The world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano, hit the streets on Friday, as the first customer got the keys to a vehicle that its makers hope will transform travel for millions of Indians.
Ashok Raghunath Vichare took delivery of a lunar silver Nano LX model, one of three cars handed over in person by Tata Motors boss Ratan Tata at a city dealership.
The 59-year-old customs official from Mumbai said only that he was “very happy” to have got his hands on the car, as he was mobbed by cameras and press photographers.
His family, who accompanied him to the showroom, said their first drive would be to a nearby Hindu temple to have the vehicle blessed.