Geely Gleagle IG to be cheaper than Tata Nano

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According to Chinese automotive media reports, the forthcoming Geely Gleagle IG mini car is going to be priced lower than the worlds cheapest car, the Tata Nano.

The Geely IG will go on the market in 2012 in China first, and will be sold worldwide eventually. The opening price is set to be from $2,250USD whereas the Tata Nano is priced from $2,700USD to $3,800USD.
It’s unclear if the Geely Gleagle IG will be packing its super cool doors into the production door, but it is likely to be a solid metal vehicle, unlike the Nano which is a plastic bodied affair.

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  • Rick in China
    May 30, 2010

    Not sure why my post attempt didn’t go thru a while ago, thought it did.

    I’m OK either way. Ideally I’d be able to get it done in Sichuan.. any ideas?

    Can e-mail me @ if you have any info on this you’d be able to share. Thanks!

    CCT Edit: Removed email address due to Rick’s own spam concerns.

  • Ed
    May 31, 2010

    I wouldn’t call it much too slow when you compare it to the rest of the world. The Chinese are one of the fastest already. Plus, owning a car might provide people with more pleasure, since you cannot own a subway (unless you’re super rich).

  • Head Honcho
    May 31, 2010

    It is always nice to be able to go anywhere you want. Waiting for the bus is never fun and in Southern China it rains so much which really makes it inconvenient. But owning a car is just a money pit here. Everyone I know has been in so many car accidents over the past year. Then back to taking taxis and buses while there car is being worked on for 1-2 weeks.

  • bilbo
    June 1, 2010

    Anyone who thinks Bugatti and Lamborgini sound ridiculous has lost an credibility, two of the most iconic names in automotive history named after their creators………or the idea of a chinese marketing department, which is the more ridiculous?

  • June 1, 2010

    Bugatti and Lamborghini sound better to you because

    A) You recognize them as iconic names in automotive history.
    B) They stem from a Western language.

    Who’s to say they don’t, in fact, sound ridiculous to a Chinese or Asian person without knowledge of the auto industry?

  • Ed
    June 1, 2010

    Exactly. Gleagle doesn’t sound bad to me. The world does not only consist of you or Westerners, we all have different tastes, so there is really, no such thing as a bad name.

  • kerem
    June 1, 2010

    my point is;

    this is no rival to Nano

  • Head Honcho
    June 1, 2010

    I can think of plenty bad names. There is such things as a bad name.

  • bilbo
    June 1, 2010

    Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki all Asian and all sound perfectly fine.

    Toyota (or Toyoda), Honda & Suzuki all named after the founders I believe and not the product of marketing people

  • Ed
    June 2, 2010

    That’s your opinion. You think Suzuki sounds fine, but I think Suzuki sounds horrible. But neither of us are to say whether it is a good or a bad name.

    @HH, The names seem bad only to you, but I guarantee you that there are people who will think they are fine. There is no such thing as a bad name.

  • Ed
    June 2, 2010

    The Geely IG has solar panels, the Nano does not.
    The Geely is attractive, the Nano is not.
    The Geely will have an electric version, the Nano will likely not.
    The Geely has better quality, is cheaper, has more features, and 4 seats as well. So who says it can’t rival/beat the Nano?

  • Piqutchi
    March 1, 2012

    This looks pretty cool! I do hope they keep the gullwing doors, though. :)

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