TATA’s Nano car passes ARAI road test
The TATA’s prestigious Rs 1 lakh Nano car was successfully homologated by the Pune-based Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), which handed over the Nano’s clearance certificate to Tata Motors last week.
This means that the car has met all the specified criteria for roadworthiness laid out by the government including emissions or noise & vibration and can now ply on Indian roads.
The Nano is fitted with a twin-cylinder 623 cc rear mounted petrol engine that generates 33 horse power. Those dimensions make it the smallest engine in India but sources say the Nano managed to score around 24 km per litre during its homologation tests with ARAI.
The road-worthiness test has proved that the Nano will be the most fuel efficient car in India.