The Tata Nano has been voted Car of of the Year by Autocar India.
The prestigious award was presented to Ratan Tata by Autocar editor Chas Hallett.
Autocar India said: "The beauty of this car is not its cost, but how much it delivers for so little. Tata had to think out of the box and use innovative engineering to create a car that was desirable, comfortable and safe.
"What is great about this car is the refusal to compromise despite the small price tag. Yes there is evidence of creative cost-saving: flat side glass, a single wiper, no tailgate, no rear wiper, three wheel-nuts instead of four, one door lock instead of two - but it’s not something you can’t live without.
"The Nano also has an unbelievable amount of interior space. It has more space than some cars that are a segment above.
"Despite its lack of size, the 624cc engine does an impressive job. The ultra-light clutch, the crisp shift action of the gearbox along with the car’s incredible turning radius makes it extremely easy to drive. You soon forget you are driving a micro car and the sense of stability is terrific."