Gallery: The Tata Magic Iris and Ace Zip Truck Is an Extra Micro Ride

 

Tiny Indian cars are adorable and we’ve just found two more that tickle our fancy: The Tata Magic Iris and Ace Zip. These micro trucks are miniature, green and inexpensive, and have been billed in their press release as being designed for “deep penetration goods movement.” With twelve-inch micro tires, a body mercifully made of safe steel, a tiny turning radius of 3.5 meters, a 611-cc water-cooled engine, and 11 horsepower, you really can’t guzzle gas on that level of performance. So what is it that these cars do, again?

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  1. garagecat June 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    This would be the perfect city or warehouse truck with electric drive.

  2. mark zed June 7, 2011 at 3:07 am

    not that much lower powered than the old Suzuki carry van my family had in the early 80’s… steep hills were… lets say problematic, low gear all the way.

  3. caeman June 6, 2011 at 9:21 am

    11 HP and a 600kg pay load? Wow, that must be some REALLY low gearing to accomplish that. I must admit, they are cute. If you are running a nursery or farm and don’t want to spring for a Gator, I guess one of these would work in a pinch.

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