Indian car maker Tata is apparently on course to start production of the world’s cheapest car by the middle of this year. The PR machine may be in full swing, but it’s interesting to note that the management are now saying that the 70 mpg vehicle may end up costing more than $2500.00 when it arrives, dependent on commodity prices and the level of some Indian ‘government incentives’, which is a whole ball of wax on its own. The thing has already gone up $500 since it was originally announced back in 2003, so let’s see how things pan out eh? More here.
Mashelkar also put to rest questions on how spacious the car would be, explaining that there was ample space in both the front and the rear to fit his six-foot frame. “In a bid to reduce weight of the car, Tata Motors’ engineers have used more plastics. The car does not use too many bolts which also helps in reducing weight. Instead, it’s all a new kind of welding,” he was quoted as saying.