Indian auto major Tata Motor’s Rs 1-lakh car Nano will be displayed at the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York next year.

“Cooper-Hewitt’s mission is to present the very latest developments in design and technology and the Tata Nano introduces more families in India to the new world of affordable and safer mobility,” said Cara McCarty, curatorial director of the museum.

“We’re eager to display the Tata Nano at the museum, where many visitors will see it for the first time,” McCarty said in a statement.

A bright, sunshine yellow Nano will be on display in Cooper-Hewitt’s Great Hall, along with diagrams and a short film describing its concept, development and production from February 18 to April 25, said a statement issued by the Smithsonian Institute.

Unveiled last year in India by Tata Motors, the Tata Nano is targeted to families who had not previously been able to afford a car.

Billed as “the people’s car,” the base model starts at $2,200 (about Rs 1, 01200) in India and can accommodate up to five adults. The name “Nano” connotes high technology, small size and low price.

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