Tata Nano

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History of Tata Nano
After having successfully launched the low cost Tata Ace truck in 2005, Tata Motors began development of an affordable car that would appeal to the many Indians who drive motorcycles.[4] The purchase price of this no frills auto was brought down by dispensing with most nonessential features, reducing the amount of steel used in its construction, and relying on low cost Indian labor.
The introduction of the Nano received much media attention due to its low price.
The Tata Nano is a city car manufactured by Tata Motors. Made and sold in India, the Nano is the cheapest car in the world today. Before it went on sale, a price of 1 lakh (US$1,600) was widely touted. Since its 2009 debut, the price has increased; while
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• The Nano 's trunk is only accessible from inside the car, as the rear hatch does not open.[22]
• One windscreen wiper instead of the usual pair (also seen earlier on certain Citroen and Mercedes models) [5]
• No power steering, unnecessary due to its light weight[5]
• Three lug nuts on the wheels instead of the usual four (also seen on Smart) [23]
• Only one wing mirror[5]
• Radio or CD player is optional (the idea picked on some basic car models in North America) [5]
• No airbags on any model [24]
• 624cc rear engine has only 2 cylinders (recently implemented in new Fiat 500, with a surcharge) [5]
• No air conditioning in base model (as on most basic car models in Europe and North America) [5]
Technical specifications
The Nano (2012) is a 38 PS (28 kW; 37 hp) car with a two-cylinder 624 cc rear engine.
The car complies with BS4 Indian emission standards and can also meet European emission standards as well.
The development of the Nano had led to 31 Design and 37 Technology patents being filed
Engine: 2 cylinder petrol with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium 38 metric horsepower (28 kW) 624 cc (38 cu in)

Value Motronic engine management platform from Bosch

2 valves per cylinder overhead camshaft

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

bore × stroke: 73.5 mm (2.9 in) × 73.5 mm (2.9 in)

Power: 38 PS (28 kW; 37 hp) @ 5500 +/-500 rpm[2]

Torque: 51 N•m (38 ft•lbf) @ 3000 +/-500

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