It is no secret that the Nano entry level compact car hasn’t really managed to leave a good impression on the minds of entry level compact car buyers in India. Call it the effect of various fire-incidents that marred the image of the car or the effect of a marketing campaign that went really wrong. Whatever the reasons might be, the truth is that Tata really needs do something to revive the fortunes of the “world’s cheapest car.”
It seems like the boffins at Tata Motors realize this and are working overtime to come up with an updated Nano, along with the diesel and CNG variants, to give the compact car a new lease of life.
It has emerged that the carmaker could launch the 2013 Tata Nano facelift sometime next month. The Nano facelift will come with several minor visual changes. The 2013 Tata Nano facelift comes with chrome strips on the bonnet and at tailgate, just above the bumpers. The rear bumper gets more air vents and this should help in better cooling of the diesel variant’s 800cc oil burner.
The car also gets a new blue exterior color option. The interiors too are being expected to get minor updates such as an upholstery change, a revised centre console and probably an updated features list.
It remains to be seen if the addition of new features, along with inclusion of new features would enable the Nano to have a better showing on the sales charts. Safely expect the CNG variant to follow in next few months, with the diesel variant coming next month.