By Nauman Farooq
Last year, Indian automaker Tata launched the cheapest new car on the planet, called the Nano. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, they have brought along the European version of this model.
Aptly named, the Nano Europa, the European version has a slightly longer wheelbase, and has standard features like ABS brakes, ESP stability system, and air bags.
Plus instead of the Indian market Nano’s underpowered two-stroke engine, the Nano Europa gets a three-cylinder engine, which according to company founder Ratan Tata, will produce CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km. The Nano Europa will also come with a new five-speed automatic gearbox.
All this means is that the Nano Europa would be much more expensive than its Indian market counterpart (which will go on sale next month with a starting price of $2800), although no exact price was mentioned.
So far, there are no plans in the immediate future to sell this vehicle in North America.