January 10, 2008 / 10:14 AM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX - Specifications of the Tata Nano

REUTERS - Tata Motors on Thursday unveiled its ‘People’s Car’, the 4-door Nano, which will be the world’s cheapest car with a dealer price of 100,000 rupees ($2,500).

India's Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata poses with company's new "Nano" car during its launch at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi January 10, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Following are some details on the car, which was presented at the Auto Expo in New Delhi.

* Length: 3.1 metres

* Height: 1.6 metres

* Width: 1.5 metres

* Engine: Rear-wheel drive, 2-cylinder, 623 cc, multi-point fuel-injection petrol engine. Engine is rear mounted. Tata said it was the first time a 2-cylinder gasoline engine was being used in a car with single balancer shaft.

* Safety: Tata said the Nano has an all sheet-metal body, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat-belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tyres are tubeless.

* Environment: Tata said tailpipe emission performance exceeded current regulatory requirements, and the Nano had a lower overall pollution level than two-wheelers made in India. It said high fuel efficiency (20 km/litre) ensured low carbon dioxide emissions.

Source: Tata Motors;

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