India Auto Expo: The Nano Warriors Assemble

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
india auto expo the nano warriors assemble

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.

  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys for that money, it had better be built by people listening to ABBA
  • Abrar Very easy and understanding explanation about brake paint
  • MaintenanceCosts We need cheaper batteries. This is a difficult proposition at $50k base/$60k as tested but would be pretty compelling at $40k base/$50k as tested.
  • Scott ?Wonder what Toyota will be using when they enter the market?
  • Fred The bigger issue is what happens to the other systems as demand dwindles? Will thet convert or will they just just shut down?