Making ‘cheap’ a new trend?

. Friday, May 28

Geely IG

Introducing the Gleagle IG, made by Chinese automaker Geely. The intro price on this tiny car will be $2,250 and will hit the streets in China in 2012. As advertising goes, it is flaunting the tagline, “cheapest car available” as a lure, along with steel construction instead of plastic, like the Tata Nano.

But, the numbers don’t add up. Tata delivered a Nano to a customer in Mumbai who paid only $2,025.


Priced in the same range as a laptop, a riding lawnmower or a good horse, unless it comes with attachments and addons, I think I’ll wait awhile to purchase either one of these vehicles.