Indian auto giant Tata Nano has now entered the Guinness Book of World Records for taking on the longest journey, spanning 10,218 kilometers, which covered the entire country. The earlier record held in this segment was 8,046 kilometers.
Ranjit Yadav – Tata Motors president – at an event in Bangalore said, “The expedition was accomplished in 10 days (March 21-30) covering 10,218 km in a Tata Nano from Kanyakumari in southern Tamil Nadu to circumnavigate the country and return to Bangalore”. The long journey was undertaken by a motorist based in Bangalore, Srikarunya Subramanyam and his team.
The first Formula One motor racing driver of India Narain Karthikeyan congratulated Subrahmanyam and his team for their amazing record achievement. Yadav went on to say that Tata Nano has put India on the world motoring map by demonstrating its strength, frugal engineering and reliability.
He also said that they will continue to encourage motor expeditions, in order to enable customers to experience values of the brand. Karthikeyan also released a book ‘Atop the World’, which is authored by Thomas Chacko, who is a 63-year-old Kochi-based motoring enthusiast. Chacko accomplished a 78-day long national expedition while driving in a Nano all over the country in July 2012. Karthikeyan said that the spirit encourages enthusiasts like Srikarunya and Thomas to overcome the challenges of driving.