India Auto Expo: The Nano Warriors Assemble

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Tata, Renault and Volkswagen are all gunning for India’s small car market, with a number of new models unveiled or featured at today’s India Auto Expo. Some, like the Renault ULC, or “Ultra Low Cost” car still haven’t been revealed. For a look at some of the competitors that are on the road or have just been unveiled, check out our gallery below. With Toyota and Volkswagen publicly aiming for ten percent market share (and others surely hoping for a similar performance), the competition couldn’t be more cutthroat.




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  • Rocketrodeo Rocketrodeo on Jan 05, 2010

    Wow. That Maruti 800 looks straight out of 1983. The rest of them at least LOOK modern.

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    • Midelectric Midelectric on Jan 06, 2010

      Yes, the Maruti is a humble looking device yet is tougher and more durable than most anything out there, as proven by it 25 year track record. Cheap and simple does not always equal junk, in this case attention was paid to all the critical spots to make an economical life-cycle-cost vehicle.

  • Mike Some Evs are hitting their 3 year lease residual values in 6 months.
  • Tassos Jong-iL I am just here for the beer! (did I say it right?)
  • El scotto Tim, to be tactful I think a great many of us would like a transcript of TTAC's podcast. 90 minutes is just too long for most of us to listen. -evil El Scotto kicking in- The blog at best provides amusement, 90 minutes is just too much. Way too much.
  • TooManyCars VoGhost; I was referring more to the Canadian context, but the same graft is occurring in the US of A and Europe. Political affiliation appears to be irrelevant.
  • The Oracle Going to see a lot of corporations migrating out of Delaware as the state of incorporation. Musk sets trends, he doesn’t follow them.
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