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25 March 2017 23:37 (South Africa)

World’s cheapest car meets a challenger

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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It was due to happen eventually, and now it has: Tato’s Nano is about to get some stiff competition in India. The Nano, which at a bottom-end of US$2000 per unit is currently the world’s cheapest car, has redefined the Indian market – one of the motoring industry’s largest growth countries. The challenger to the Nano will be French manufacturer Renault and its partner Nissan, who aim to produce a car cheaper than any other on the subcontinent. The design and production of the car will be handled by Indian firm Bajaj, with Renault and Nissan taking care of the marketing. The release date is 2012. Read more: BBC News

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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