Tata to ride Nano to Geneva Motor Show

NEW DELHI: Tata Motors’ Nano, easily the world’s most talked-about car these days, will make its international debut at the 78th Geneva Motor Show in the first week of March.

The five-door hatchback that costs just Rs 100,000 ($2,500), making it the world’s cheapest, was unveiled in January this year at the Auto Expo here.

Nano would be among Tata Motors’ exhibits at the show, a company spokesperson said here.

Sales of Nano, nicknamed the people’s car for its affordable pricing that will make four-wheelers available to millions of middle-class people who hitherto rode two-wheelers, is expected to start in the second half of this year.

Although the car has its share of critics, it has undeniably put India on the global automotive map and has triggered a race among leading car makers to match the Nano price-point. Already, car manufacturers Renault and Nissan are eyeing a $3000 car.

The Nano, which Tata Motors has said meets all safety and emission norms, will share the limelight with top marques from around the world that are expected at the show. This year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show will mark the 11th year of participation for Tata Motors.

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