Tata Motors today announced a new, upgraded Nano with more features, more fuel efficiency and lesser emissions without changing the price of the car. Changes on the car include new colours, new interiors, a more powerful gasoline engine and even greater fuel efficiency of 25.4 kmpl, further improving on its record as India’s most fuel efficient petrol car. The car is already available at dealerships, at the same price as before.
The key feature changes for the new Nano are
• More fuel efficiency at 25.4 kmpl
• New interiors
• New exterior colors
• More engine power
• More engine torque
• Booster brakes for even the standard version
• Lowest CO2 emission, among cars in India
The 624cc engine of the Nano will now deliver 38 Ps of peak power against the 35 Ps power of the earlier version. The Peak torque too has gone up from 48 Nm to 51Nm. What comes as a bonus is that the fuel efficiency has gone up too to 25.6 kmpl from an earlier 23.6 kmpl as certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The high fuel efficiency, with a low kerb weight of 600 kg, ensures that the Tata Nano at 92.7 gm / km has the lowest CO2 emission among cars in India.
Tata Motors have also worked on the exhaust note of the car, which earlier sounded more like a small diesel commercial vehicle than a car. Tata Motors, in their official statement have suggested that the exhaust now sounds ‘racier’.
Capable of doing a top speed of 105km/h, the Nano now comes with booster-assisted brakes for all the variants (earlier available only on the CX and LX variants). The Nano CX and LX now have internally adjustable mirrors on both the driver and passenger sides. For the Nano Standard, which already has a driver side mirror, the passenger side one can be installed as an accessory.
The interiors too have been thoroughly enhanced with better look and feel. The Nano LX now features luxurious beige interior, the Nano CX a rich black tone and a medium graphite color for the Standard version.
The exteriors are now available in 10 colours, eight of them new — Pearl White, Rouge Red, Aqua Blue, Neon Rush, Serene White, Meteor Silver, Mojito Green, Papaya Orange, Sunshine Yellow, and Champagne Gold. New half or full wheel caps accentuate the distinctiveness.
Commenting on the introduction, Mr. P.M. Telang, Tata Motors’ Managing Director – India Operations, has said, “Tata Nano owners, over 90% of whom are highly satisfied with their choice, have given us valuable insights on what more can be done. We have introduced some of these ideas. We will continue to add features, as has been our tradition across our product portfolio.”
The three trim levels and their key features are:
Tata Nano Standard: The standard version comes with three colour options — Rouge Red, Aqua Blue, Serene White — along with clear headlamps, tubeless tyres and tip-tap driver side mirror, booster-assisted brakes and front suspension with anti-roll bar. The interiors comprise dual-tone vinyl seats and fold-down rear seat.
Tata Nano CX: The Nano CX comes in six colour options — Rouge Red, Champagne Gold, Neon Rush, Meteor Silver, Papaya Orange and Serene White. The interiors have been refreshed with trendy black fabric seats, ebony black interiors, fold-down rear seat with nap rest. Besides these, the variant offers best-in-class air-conditioning with heating (optional), parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes, tip-tap mirrors on driver and passenger side and half wheel covers.
Tata Nano LX: The top-end variant comes loaded with features like premium beige fabric seats, central locking, door handles, front power windows, cup holder in front console, provision for 12V socket, body coloured bumpers, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, rear spoiler, full wheel covers and tip-tap mirrors on driver and passenger side and booster-assisted brakes. The Nano LX comes in six premium colours — Pearl White, Papaya Orange, Mojito Green, Sunshine Yellow, Meteor Silver and Champagne Gold.
All the variants come with a warranty of 4 years or 60,000 kms, whichever is earlier.
The Tata Nano will continue to be available at the same price. The Tata Nano is priced (ex-showroom, Delhi), at Rs.1.40 lakhs for the Nano Standard, Rs.1.70 lakhs for the Nano CX and Rs.1.96 lakhs for the Nano LX.
The Tata Nano is available across 676 outlets. Customers can buy the Tata Nano at an extremely low down-payment, starting from Rs.15,000, and high tenure financing (up to 60 months).