The much eagerly awaited Nano hit the roads on Friday with Mumbaikar Raghunath Vichare becoming the proud first owner of the world’s cheapest car from the stable of Tatas.
“I hope that the Tata Nano will bring motoring pleasure to those who will be buying their first car as also those who currently own a car but want a modern, contemporary and emission-friendly city car,” Tata Motors Chairman Ratan Tata said after handing over the key of the first Nano to Vichare in Mumbai.
Vichare has bought a Tata Nano LX (lunar silver), the top-end model.
With Tata handing over the top-end model to Vichare, the delivery process of first one lakh cars have started, which would be completed by March next year.
Along with Vichare, Ashish Balakrishnan, an HDFC Bank employee, and Kores India also received their Tata Nano LX (sunshine yellow), and Tata Nano LX (lunar silver) respectively.
Nano was commercially launched on March 23 this year. It has received 2.06 lakh bookings. Tata Motors has already selected over 1.55 lakh customers for delivering the car, of which the first one lakh cars are price-protected.