Tata Nano enters Sri Lanka taxi market


BA readers would surely know that Sri Lanka was the first foreign market to get the Tata Nano. And now Tata Nano, billed as the world’s cheapest car, entered Sri Lanka’s taxi market on Thursday, billed as a more comfortable and safer alternative to rickety three-wheel auto rickshaws. I wish instead this would happen in India.

A local company said it was launching a service with 45 cabs with plans to increase the fleet to 200 within six months. The Island country is the first foreign market for the Tata Nano.

The service is pitched at a lower price than air-conditioned cabs and as a better alternative to ubiquitous three-wheel taxis.

The Nano was launched in Sri Lanka two weeks ago, but it costs 925,000 rupees ($8,500), compared to about $3,000 for a basic model in India.

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