October 7, 2008 / 4:50 PM / in 11 years

FACTBOX: Specifications of the Tata Nano

A Tata "Nano" with its doors removed is seen at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi in this January 11, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur/Files

(Reuters) - Following are some details on Tata Motors’ ‘People’s Car’, the four-door Nano, which will be the world’s cheapest car with a dealer price of 100,000 rupees ($2,500).

* Length: 3.1 meters

* Height: 1.6 meters

* Width: 1.5 meters

* 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. Tires 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/liter) ensured low carbon dioxide emissions.

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