Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Nano is beautiful

Had a first chance to get a dekko at the Nano. The dealership was closed for the day, but it was visible through the glass and the rolling shutters which, very conveiniently had grills that ensure visibility.

Could not see the interiors, but from outside it is superb.

And I was not the only gawker. There were others too craning their glimpse to get a dekko of this new beauty on the India roads. People parked their cars and got off to take a look - all this when the dealership was closed...

And it is making waves in all cities. Heres a cobblers story from Mumbai. Here are two stories from ET and DNA.

Anybody who wants to say Indian Industry is not innovative? Now?

Sigh. More Nanos means citizens will demand better roads which this central government has done their best to not provide. Clearly, this is a conspiracy against SUV owners whose vehicles dont need any roads...

5 comments:

Kavi said...

It indeed is ! it indeed is. Now, we have put the cart before the horse. Or perhaps it is the horse before the cart.

Now, lets sit down and figure where the roads will come from !

In our own innovative way, we'll figure that one too.

Manoj said...

one swallow does not make a summer. lllrly one nano does not make the industry innovative. rather nano will be an exception to rule that industry is no innovative. exceptions prove the rule right .

Neelakantan said...

Well, Manoj, you fell for it :) Nano is one of the examples - probably the most talked about. Tata itself has the Indica - capacity of Swift and cost of a Santro. And the Ace (and its variant - Magic).

And there are more...Check out the rural innovation piece - mitticool refrigerators for instance`

Neelakantan said...

Almost on cue http://business.rediff.com/report/2009/apr/10/tatas-ril-infosys-among-worlds-50-most-innovative-cos.htm

Rangachari Anand said...

In the bigger cities, safety has become a real problem for riders of two-wheelers. Not a day goes by without reports of numerous gory accidents. The Nano is aimed precisely at the owners of two-wheelers.