( dpa ) - The world's cheapest car, which will cost about 2,500 dollars and is expected to revolutionize global car sales, was unveiled Thursday by India's largest private conglomerate Tata at the ninth Auto Expo in Delhi.
Ratan Tata, the 70-year-old chairman of the 25-billion-dollar Tata group, is the brainchild behind the car that has been named Nano.
The car has a rear-wheel drive, an all-aluminium body, a 623cc engine, a multi-point fuel injection system and has been designed with the family in mind.
It has a roomy passenger compartment with generous headspace and leg room, and can seat four persons.
Tata said the car will give 20 kilometers to a litre of petrol, and will be easy to maneuver on city roads as well as in rural areas.
The car costs less than half of India's cheapest car, the Maruti 800, and has garnered world-wide attention.