Tata Motors launched the new 2015 Tata Nano GenX in Mumbai yesterday. Prices start at INR 1.99 Lakhs* for the base XE variant with a manual transmission, while topping out at INR 2.89 Lakhs* for the top end XTA variant with the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission).
We’ve already gone about explaining the changes in detail, but here goes:
The most significant addition to the GenX has to be the Magnetti Marelli-sourced 5-speed ‘Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission. For easier progress in sticky traffic, it’s even got a Creep function.
Exterior styling has been smartened up with new, re-sculpted bumpers, while for the first time, the GenX adds an upward opening rear hatch to the Nano, which lends access to 110 liters of boot space (AMT version gets 94 liters).
The insides benefit from a new Latte finish for the dashboard in the top-end XT variants, two additional glove boxes, new, signature 3-spoke steering wheel, redesigned instrument cluster, updated seat fabrics, a Bluetooth-enabled AmphiStream music system with telephony feature and rear speakers. Fit and finish have been polished up too.
Other changes include a larger fuel tank with 24 litres of capacity, more rigid bodywork etc.
The GenX Nano is powered by the same 624cc, multi-point fuel injected, water cooled, naturally aspirated, 2 cylinder gasoline engine with 2 valves per cylinder. The engine, mounted at the back, produces 38PS power @ 5500 RPM and 51 Nm torque.
Want more? You can read our exhaustive review of the Tata Nano GenX AMT here.
Variant wise pricing
In a bid to shift the Nano upmarket and revise its appeal, Tata is trying to pull of a Fiat Cinquecento, by offering a multitude of customization options, both on the outside and inside.
Here’s what’s on the plate:
Let’s see how they taste..
Body-kit worth INR 19,900 includes sharp front bumper extensions highlighted in white..
..side skirts highlighted in white..
…and similar extensions on the rear bumper highlighted in white.
Rear spoiler running a similar white highlight doesn’t taste like a INR 5,695 item.
Decals worth INR 1,850 include racing offset stripes which don’t even spare the sunroof..
..and some livery on the sides.
Those red-lipped wheels with a sole red spoke will set you back by INR 12,000.
Sunroof on a Nano? Yes sir! Your for a cool INR 15,775.
INR 1,590 for those carpets bearing the recurring Infinity motif.
Portable Garmin Navigation device, a INR 9,500 option, is held together by a suction mount.
Cushions worth INR 910 to please the chihuahua, along with faux leather covers for INR 5,400.
When you’re done customizing, feel free to chose a color scheme that tingles your fancy. [Notice Persian Rose – a made to order shade!]