Washington, Dec 12: The people's car of India, Tata Nano, which has gained admiration across the world for its affordability and its practical engineering, is now making its way into the New York design museum.
The world's most affordable car will be featured at prestigious Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York's from Feb 18 to April 25 2010, Smithsonian Institution announced Friday, Dec 11.
The institution said that a bright sunshine yellow Nano will be on display in Cooper-Hewitt's Great Hall, along with diagrams and a short film describing its concept, development and production.
The institute also points out that the compact car, built by Indian industrial giant Tata Motors, contributes to the world of affordable motoring and compares it to Henry Ford's Model T, the Volkswagen Beetle, Citroen 2CV and the original Fiat 500.
The car's name 'Nano' connotes high technology, small size and low price, it notes.
"Cooper-Hewitt's mission is to present the very latest developments in design and technology and the Tata Nano introduces more families in India to the new world of affordable and safer mobility," said Cara McCarty, curatorial director of the museum.