Tata Nano was a part of a World Record for the longest journey in a single country

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013 - 6:17pm IST

The Tata Nano might be suffering from a lackluster sales but the little hatchback has bought some cheers to the Tata camp by playing a role in the Guinness world record for the longest journey in a single country.

Tata Nano Guinness World record falicitation
Narain Karthikeyan and Ranjit Yadav (left), President, Passenger vehicle business unit, Tata Motors, felicitating Mr. Srikarunya Subrahmanyam and his team.

Mr. Srikarunya Subrahmanyam, a motoring enthusiast from Bengaluru, along with his team has achieved the feat by undertaking a national expedition that started in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu and circumnavigated the entire country. The steed for the record setting journey was the Tata Nano which is a testament to the small car’s reliability.

Mr. Thomas Chacko at the launch of his book Atop the World
Mr. Thomas Chacko during the unveiling of his book Atop the World which summarizes his adventurous national expedition with the Nano.

Apart from the celebration of the world record, Tata motors also launched a book titled “Atop the World” written by another motoring enthusiast Mr. Thomas Chacko, who spent 78 days in a Nano traveling across the length and breadth of the country.

Both the achievers were felicitated by Indian motorsport icon and Formula One racer Narain Karthikeyan.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said: “The Tata Nano has put India on the world motoring map when it comes to frugal engineering. The car has made us proud yet again with this record. The Tata Nano has proved its robustness and reliability in many car rallies and expeditions undertaken by Tata Motors and by customers on their own. It is motoring enthusiasts like Karun and Thomas who emote true passion for motoring. We are proud to be associated with them and we will continue to encourage such expeditions as it will enable customers to further understand and experience the brand’s true value.”

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3 thoughts on “Tata Nano was a part of a World Record for the longest journey in a single country

  1. sandy says:

    Thanks IAB, I was wondering about Nano expedition few days back and also saw a Nano negotiating rough muddy slippery road in the internet. Personally I’m finding many Nano owners are among the happiest person for their decision, some of them even have other super hit cars.

    1. Deepak Chablani says:

      Yes, I agree. Seeing a lot more Nano’s in the metros these days.

  2. prashant says:

    This shows true capability of a nano….!!! Hope this will give a boost to nano sales…


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Nithyanandh K

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!