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Big Trouble in Little Car

The supercheap Tata Nano car, which we've written about quite a bit in this blog, has a problem: spontaneous combustion. Over the last year, a...


The supercheap Tata Nano car, which we've written about quite a bit in this blog, has a problem: spontaneous combustion.
Over the last year, a list of Nanos that have an apparent bad habit of spontaneously combusting has been growing in India - the latest one involving a minutes-old Nano being driven home by its proud new owner. And as you can see in the above pic, that car is toast.
It looks like there are at least three cases of combusting Nanos, and it's raising the question of whether a car this cheap can also be sufficiently safe.