After spending much time in what was hailed as the car to revolutionise the Indian car scene, we, fairly, practically and frankly, report as to what the Tata Nano means…
…to your wallet
This is the cheapest – both in terms of running costs and buying-in price – method of comfortable, four-wheeled, private transport, ignoring, of course, the used car market. Tata is baiting customers with tempting EMI schemes starting with just Rs 25,000 as down payment and Rs 3,192 as EMI, calculated with Delhi prices and that, along with a tonne of marketing, is helping them push sales figures close to the 9,000 mark per month. Not great but remember where they used to be?
Even at the pumps, your wallet doesn’t spontaneously self-combust because even with a heavy foot, you can expect at least 14-15 kpl in the city. You can even get better figures if you avoid constantly flogging it like we do. In a combined cycle, you can expect close to 17-18 kpl and highway-only mileage figures are close to 19-20 kpl, with the AC running throughout. Speaking of which….
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