Meet the Tata Nano car, currently the cheapest car in the world:
The vehicle, called the Tata Nano, will sell for 100,000 rupees or $2,500 (£1,277) and enable those in developing countries to move to four wheels. [..]
Tata will initially make about 250,000 Nanos and expects eventual annual demand of one million cars.
Could you imagine that? One million new cars per year - as if the roads in India aren't choked up enough already! Predictably, critics said that making cars available to the poor will lead to environmental disasters:
Environmental critics have said that the car will lead to mounting air and pollution problems on India's already clogged roads.
But Tata said the car had passed emission standards and would average about 50 miles to the gallon, or five litres per hundred kilometres.