The Tata Magic Iris has a five-seater miniature load-runner van for less than $2000.
* powered by a 611cc engine (0.6-litre)
* the diesel engine is capable of just 8.2kW or power (11 horsepower); in comparison, most ride-on mowers pump out at least 10.5kW.
* Max speed of 55 km/h
* 10-litre fuel tank
* due on sale in India late in 2010
* front seatbelts as standard
* Safety features include headlights and tail-lights
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