Varun Vagish, an adventurist and car enthusiast from Asansol, West Bengal takes the Nano to the Base Camp of Siachen Glacier in Ladakh, the highest battlefield on Earth. This feat was accomplished in 20 days covering 7,000 kms. This feat was achieved after climbing the World’s Highest Motorable Pass – Khardong La (18,380 feet) and several other passes like Chang La, Zozi La, Fotu La and Namik La.
According to Varun Vagish, “Being a rear wheel drive car, Tata Nano was a mobile powerhouse while climbing the steep inclines of the highest mountain passes. Lowest turning radius also helped me to easily manoeuvre the vehicle on sharp curves. It just took 30 minutes to climb the last 16 kilometres stretch from North-Pulu to Khardung-la, World’s Highest Motorable Pass. In the plains, it was driven more than 800 kms in a day at few instances. During the whole journey, I felt immense respect for the whole team of Tata Motors who conceptualised and shaped this beautiful vehicle.”
The Nano has put India on the world motoring map by demonstrating innovation and frugal engineering. The latest version of the car, GenX Nano, comes with advanced technological features which strengthens its positioning, making it a perfect smart city car.
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