It's taken six years for rubber to hit tarmac. But, never before in automotive history has there been such enduring interest in a car that was but a faint gleam in the eyes of a few people. The Nano has not ceased to mystify people ever since the dream of a "people's car'' was first announced in the 2003 Geneva auto show. And now, when this engineering-miracle-in-the-making has become a reality, the world is watching on with great curiosity and amazement. And, probably with also some premonition that the global auto-industrial template might be in for some permanent changes. Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata spoke to TOI about his dream, its fruition and his expectations from the new-born through two sessions of media interactions and a separate gala, launch ceremony on Monday. Excerpts.
What's the Nano?
The Nano is based on an emotional desire to provide a safe and affordable mode
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