Putt putt putt putt putt ...
If the world's most inexpensive vehicle is big on global ambition, it certainly doesn't sound like it.
A lawn mower sounds like a Ferrari sitting next to the world-famous, rear-engine, four-passenger Tata Nano.
From the turn of the key on the right-hand-drive beige Nano CX, our test car for a Continental supplier program in Regensburg, Germany, the word “basic” feels like a stretch.
Rudimentary. Simplistic. Primitive (shockingly so). Also, in summation, not entirely all that bad to drive.
After a few “hot” laps around a one-mile track in southeastern Bavaria, a few things are clear about the little car slated to solve the world's mobility problems.
First, it's all about getting people moving in India. In that way, it works perfectly. Remember, most Indians travel in packs of five … to a motorcycle. With the Nano, they can travel together in a comfortable (yes, comfortable) car. The rear bench seat is spacious (think 6-footers), and three could easily slide in for the ride.