Tata Motors delivers Nano to two customers in Kolkata

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Kolkata, July 26 (ANI): Tata Motors Limited delivered a Nano, the world's cheapest and people's car, to its first customer in Kolkata on Saturday.

Tata Group officials handed over the keys of two cars to two customers to signal the commercial rollout of the people's car in West Bengal.

The customers were delighted to receive the key.

"Nano is a small family and low budget car. Besides, this Nano is designed for new generation car and the brand name of Tata Motors is also associated with it. That is why people choose it," said Kulbir Singh Bhatia.

Fabricated and designed for families with limited finances, the Nano also attracted the attention of car enthusiasts.

"I drive car as I love to drive. It is my hobby. My other cars have become old so I have taken the new car, let's see how it is," said Tapan Dutta.

Some 100,000 people were selected from a ballot to be the first recipients of the Nano, which reviewers have compared to the European Smart car and the classic Volkswagen Beetle.

Ratan Tata launched the Nano in March, predicting the no-frills vehicle would revolutionise travel for millions of Indians, getting the growing middle-class, urban population off motorcycles and into safer, affordable cars.

Three versions of the sporty, jellybean-shaped Nano went on sale in April: the basic model and more expensive CX and LX versions, which have extra features like air-conditioning, automatic windows and central locking.

The standard model sells for 140,000 rupees including tax in the showroom. The deluxe models cost up to 185,000 rupees.

Tata Motors' Pantnagar factory in Uttarakhand can produce up to 50,000 Nanos every year. (ANI)

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