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India Producing $2,500 Car

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Posted January 10, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Poor people and bargain hunters rejoice: Indian car makers at Tata Motors have unveiled a $2,500 car. The People's Car features a two-cylinder engine, roomy interior, gets 54 MPGH (highway) and looks like this:

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi, Mr. Ratan N. Tata said:

"I observed families riding on two-wheelers - the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby. It led me to wonder whether one could conceive of a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport for such a family. Tata Motors' engineers and designers gave their all for about four years to realise this goal. Today, we indeed have a People's Car, which is affordable and yet built to meet safety requirements and emission norms, to be fuel efficient and low on emissions. We are happy to present the People's Car to India and we hope it brings the joy, pride and utility of owning a car to many families who need personal mobility."

No word yet on whether a U.S. release is forthcoming. Let's hope so, though. I mean, look at that monstrosity!

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