Nano

The little critter known as the Tata Nano is hitting ASEAN streets, though not anywhere close to these parts. Myanmar is the destination, and sales of the compact were supposed to have begun there last week.

The first deliveries won’t be until a few months, and the Nano won’t be cheap – according to a report, it will sell for around US$11,500 after tax. It’s a rather staggering jump from the original US$1,800 retail price for the car in India.

The model heading to Myanmar will be the range-topping variant, complete with air-conditioning and powered windows. At this point, the car can only be purchased by cash through the two showrooms available in Yangon. The report adds that more than 70 Nanos have been ordered for use as taxis in the capital.