Customers will start receiving the world's cheapest car today
17 July 2009

Tata will deliver its first Nano to a customer in India today.

The first batch of 50 examples of the world’s cheapest car, costing around £1500, have been produced at a factory in Pantnagar.

Ashok Raghunath Vichare of Mumbai was the first customer in India to get a Tata Nano and was handed the keys by company boss Ratan Tata.

At the event Tata said, “I hope the Tata Nano will bring motoring pleasure to those who will be buying their first car as also those who currently own cars but want a modern, contemporary, emission-friendly city car."

Orders started being taken for the Nano, which this week passed European crash safety standards, in April and a lottery system had to be produced due to its popularity. More than 200,000 orders were received for the initial 100,000 cars.

Video blog: Tata Nano crash test

Deliveries are expected to increase later this year when construction work is completed on a new Tata factory in Gujarat.

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