While this is the first Tata Nano we’ve ever seen go up in flames, this is apparently the second one (third or fourth – we’re not sure). Either way, the story goes that insurance agent Satish Sawant took delivery of his Nano in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
Tata Motors arranged a company chauffeur to deliver the Nano to Sawant’s home since he doesn’t know how to drive (don’t ask us why he bought a car). On his way back home from the dealership, a biker on the Easter Express Highway overtook Sawant’s Nano and signaled that something was wrong with the car. After noticing flames coming out of the rear-end, Sawant and the driver immediately jumped out of the $2,500 car.
According to Sawant:
I have no idea what happened. A motorcycle rider overtook me and told me that the vehicle was on fire. The engine was behind me and I did not realize that the car was on fire.
The guys over at Indian Autos Blog are speculating that something could be wrong with the cooling system. We guess the saying “you get what you pay for” holds true on this case.
– By: Kap Shah
Source: Indian Autos Blog