Curbside Classic Outtake: The Un-Tata Nano With 20″ Wheels Edition

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

In India, they take their smallest and cheapest car and somehow stuff 20″ wheels on it. In the US, we take (what was once) the proudest luxury car in the land and put 13″ wheels under it. It takes all kinds of wheels to make the world go ’round. Close up:

I normally tend to ignore cars with very large or small wheels, but coming on the heels of today’s $220k Nano, I couldn’t resist this. I asked the driver how it drives and handles; he grinned and said “awesome!”.

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  • Jjd241 Jjd241 on Jan 08, 2010

    A reverse Donk!

  • John Williams John Williams on Jan 08, 2010

    It looks like a lowrider, but apparently it doesn't have the hydraulics installed. Installing 28" rims and wheels would probably be safer and make more sense. I wouldn't mind seeing it turn a corner or ride over some speed bumps, just for laughs.

  • Bd2 First, this was totally predictable. 2nd, Genesis already does have hybrids in the form of a 48V mild hybrid, but more performance oriented (supercharged and turbocharged), so not really helping with regard to fuel consumption. 3rd, Hyundai's hybrid systems don't really help as there currently isn't one that would be suitable power-wise and the upcoming 2.5T hybrid system would have to be heavily reworked to accommodate a RWD/longitudinal layout. 4th, it seems that Genesis is opting to go the EREV route with the GV70 the first get the new powertrain.
  • Bd2 Jaguar's problem was chasing the Germans into the mid size and then entry-level/compact segments for volume, and cheapening their interiors while at it.
  • 3-On-The-Tree Aja8888 I expected that issue with my F150 starting at 52,000mi. luckily I had an extended warranty and it saved me almost $8,000. No more Fords for me, only Toyota.
  • Lou_BC I saw a news article on this got a different read on it. Ford wants to increase production of HD trucks AND develop hybrid and EV variants of the SuperDuty. They aren't scaling back EV production. Just building more HD's and EV variants of HD's .
  • Lou_BC Backing up accidents are one of the most common causes of low speed accidents. You'd think sensors and cameras would help.
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