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    Car makers across the world have been manufacturing cheaper cars to woo more buyers.

    India, a booming market for passenger cars, manufactures 4 of the world's cheapest cars.




    Tata Nano

    The world's cheapest car, Tata Nano is rear-engined, a four-passenger city car from the Tata Motors family.

    Though it was billed as the Rs 1 lakh car, the price has risen with the increase in material costs.

    Around 8,707 units of the Nano were sold in March 2011.

    Price: $3056.
    Specs:

    Top speed:105 kmph
    Rear-wheel drive
    2-cylinder, 624 cc, 33 bhp
    Multi point fuel injection petrol engine.
    Length: 3100 mm
    Height: 1600 mm
    Width: 1500 mm

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    Chery QQ

    The Chery QQ is manufactured by the Chinese manufacturer Chery Automobile since 2003.

    In 2006, the car was renamed the Chery QQ3 in China, when Chery launched their new supermini, the Chery QQ6.

    Being similar to Daewoo's Matiz, Chery QQ faced several trademark issues. Chery QQ won the title of the 'Best Chinese Brand in 2010'.

    Price: $4,781.

    Chery QQ specs
    Body style: 5-door hatchback
    Transmission: 5-speed manual EZ-drive
    Semi-automatic transmission
    Wheelbase 2,340 mm (92.1 in)
    Length: 3,550 mm (139.8 in)
    Width: 1,495 mm (58.9 in)
    Height: 1,485 mm (58.5 in)

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    Maruti Suzuki 800


    Maruti 800 has remained one of the best selling models from Maruti Suzuki in India. Till 2004, Maruti 800 was the India's largest selling compact car

    Over 2.9 million Maruti 800 cars have been sold since its launch in 1984.

    However, Maruti 800, will not be available in 13 Indian cities that have switched to the Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) emission norms. The car, which was once the prized possession of millions will soon be completely phased out.

    Price: $4,994
    Specs:

    Body style: 5-door hatchback
    Engine: 796 cc
    Transmission: 4 or 5 speed manual
    Wheelbase: 2,175 mm (85.6 in)
    Length: 3,335 mm (131.3 in)
    Width: 1,440 mm (56.7 in)

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    Geely MR



    A subcompact car produced by Chinese automaker Geely Automobile since May 2000. The Merrie is a five-door hatchback that looks like a sedan.

    Price: $5,500
    Specs:

    Body style: 5-door hatchback
    4-door sedan
    Engine: 1.3 L/1.5 L, 4 Cylinder, DOHC, MPI, 16 Valves
    Wheelbase: 2,340 mm (92.1 in)
    Length: 3,825 mm (150.6 in)
    Width: 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
    Height: 1,386 mm (54.6 in)

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    Geely HQ SRC



    Another car from Geely Automobile, the Geely HQ SRC is built on the platform of Daihatsu Charade (1980 model).

    Price: at $5,780
    Specs:
    5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan
    Petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine

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    Chery A-1




    The Chery A1 is a 5-door compact car manufactured by Chery Automobile.

    It is available in three models: standard, comfortable and luxury.

    Price: $7,340
    Specs:

    Length: 3700 mm
    Width: 1578 mm
    Height: 1527 mm
    Wheelbase (mm): 2390
    Engine litres (cc): 1297

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    Tata Indica




    Yet another car from Tata Motors, Tata Indica is India's first indigenously developed passenger car.

    Indica sales stood at 6,937 vehicles in March, lower by 40 per cent compared to the same period last year.

    Price: $8,500
    Specs:

    Length: 3,690 mm (145 in)
    Base: 3,675 mm (144.7 in)
    Width: 1,665 mm (65.6 in)
    Top version: 1,485 mm (58.5 in)
    Height: 1,485 mm (58.5 in)

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    Hyundai i10



    Manufactured at Hyundai's Chennai plant, the car was launched on 31 October 2007.

    Hyundai recently launched i10 Electric in Delhi Auto Expo and is expected to be available in India by 2011.

    Price: $9,096
    Specs:
    Body style 5-door hatchback
    Engine 1.1L Epsilon I4 petrol
    1.2L Kappa I4 petrol
    1.1L CRDI VGT U-Line I3 diesel
    Transmission: 5-speed manual
    4-speed automatic

    Wheelbase: 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
    Length: 3,565 mm (140.4 in)
    Width: 1,595 mm (62.8 in)
    Height: 1,550 mm (61.0 in)

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    Fiat Palio


    The Fiat Palio is one of the best selling models from the company. The car is aimed at developing countries.

    The Palio platform is also used to produce Fiat Siena sedan, Fiat Palio Weekend station wagon, Fiat Palio Adventure SUV Crossover and Fiat Strada pickup truck.

    It is produced in Brazil, Argentina, India, Turkey, South Africa and China.

    Price: $9,242
    Specs:
    Length: 3827 mm
    Width: 1620 mm
    Height: 1440 mm
    Wheelbase: 2373 mm
    Ground clearance: 170 mm
    Weight (kgs) 990

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    [CENTER]Renault Logan[/CENTER]


    Launched in September 2004, the Dacia Logan is a car produced jointly by the French manufacturer Renault and its subsidiary Dacia of Romania.

    It is manufactured at Dacia's automobile plant in Mioveni, Romania, in Colombia, Brazil, Russia, Morocco, Iran, India and South Africa.

    Price: $9,477

    Specs:
    Type: 4 cylinder ,8 valve 4 cylinder ,8 valve 4 cylinder ,8 valve
    Displacement: 1390
    Max. Power (hp/rpm): 75/5500
    Max. Torque: (nm/rpm 110/3000
    Length: 4247 (mm)
    Width: 1740 (mm)
    Height: 1534 (mm)
    Wheel Base: 2630 (mm)

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