Das Autohaus [sub] has it from India’s Economic Times that VW and Suzuki are planning a low-priced mini-car which could give Tata’s Nano some problems.
The car is supposed to replace the Suzuki Alto, at a price of between $4350 and $5850 – twice the price of the Nano. For the same amount of money, the car could be sold in Europe also. A VW spokesperson said “it’s too early to think about these things.” Which in Wolfsburg means: “Yes.”
Suzuki has in India what Tata lacks: An overpowering presence and the factories to build the thing. With VW’s assistance, it should be safe enough to qualify for EU certification – no small feat for such a tiny car.