We really seem to have lost count of the times we have reported about the upcoming Tata Nano diesel variant and thanks to the numerous spy pics, we now seem to have got a fair idea of what the much hyped upcoming Nano-variant would be like.
The eagerly awaited Nano diesel variant looks promising enough to revive the fortunes of the not-so-popular entry level hatchback from Tata Motors.
The half a dozen spy pics of the car’s exteriors that we have seen so far have revealed that the Nano diesel will sport a new front bumper that would lend a sporty touch to the small car.
These images have also revealed that the car will get a new rear windscreen, a revised tailgate and a new rear bumper. The tailgate will be ‘open-able’ like that of any other hatchback on sale in India. Another minor visual difference here is that the Nano diesel has its exhaust pipe in the left, instead of having it in the center, like the petrol Nano.
The latest set of spy shots have also revealed the interiors of the Nano Diesel. As can be seen in the image above, the insides of the car look exactly similar to those of the petrol variant. The only exception here is the missing audio system.
Powering the Tata Nano is an 800 cc oil burner that has a max power output of 40PS. The engine is currently the smallest diesel engine in the world to have a turbocharger. The engine’s turbocharger comes from Honeywell and it is being said that the motor could have an ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of around 40kmpl! This would translate into running costs so low that you might actually want to mock at some of your biker friends.
With a competitive selling price and a diesel engine that could stretch a litre of stickier fuel to almost 40kmpl, the Nano can easily be said to be the next big thing in the world of affordable motoring. The Tata Nano diesel could be unveiled at the upcoming 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.