As the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, has the ability to really upset the economic balance of emerging markets. Therefore, Tata kept the development of the Nano extremely quiet with no information leaking until the car's official debut at the Delhi Autoexpo earlier this year. Even since, the Nano has never been photographed testing, until now. An observant Indian man who thankfully had a video camera, caught a base model Nano strolling down the famous Pune-Mumbai express way performing a test run.
Currently, land disputes for the originally proposed plant location threatened to delay the market launch, but Tata quickly assembled a backup location. Perhaps a blessing in disguise, Tata has begun to use the backup facility to produce a small batch of test vehicles in order to evaluate the efficiency of the production line, and therefore correct any problems prior to full mass production which begins in September.