jmsteiny said:This opens up a interesting issue for me............safety vs. price. I read another article about the Nano (courtesy of our friends at China Car Times) that says in order to achieve the $2,500 target price the Nano does not have things like ABS, airbags and even NO safety side beams within the doors for passenger protection. Granted, this is not supposed to be a highway car, and therefore the assumption is at normal city street speeds you don't NEED those things to survive a accident. I also know that cars like Geely's MR and Xiali's N3 don't have ABS or airbags either - but I've NEVER heard of a small car that has PURPOSELY left out things like safety side beams! NO WAY would I buy a car which has such MINIMAL passenger protection - nor would I buy a car from a company that does this on purpose to keep costs down. To me, Tata is saying "keeping the cost low is more important than people's lives" - WTF??????? It is ALSO a VERY "bare bones" car - no a/c, power windows, radio/CD - it makes a Geely Haoqing look luxurious by comparison. Sorry - if I were to buy a really low cost micro car I'd wait for the upcoming Chery QQ2 or the BYD F1 - more "creature comforts" AND I'll also have a much better chance of surviving in a accident.
hazik said:this car has a 0.6 litre 30 horsepower engine.
This is the only car in the world that makes the Chery QQ with it's 0.8 litre 58 horsepower engine look like a sportscar.