Ten Things You Should Know About the Nano

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2. What makes it so cheap?
It is made with less material than other cars, so it costs less to produce. Tata Motors, headed by Ratan Tata, pictured here, asked every one of its components makers to redesign their parts to minimize their weight and cost, but still perform well.

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