Introducing a new base variant, Tata Motors has launched the Nano Twist XE at a price of Rs 2.06 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Surprisingly, this basic variant packs creature comforts like Power steering and an air-conditioning unit, sans a heater. Differentiating this new base variant from its richer brethren are black finished bumpers, door handles and side mirrors. Further, the Tata Nano Twist XE will only be available in three shades – Pearl White, Meteor Silver and Royal Gold.
What you also won’t find in this new base variant is a music system, front power windows, coin and magazine holder, a 12v power socket, or for matter, a rear parcel shelf. Prospective owners will also miss the luxury of central locking and the shine from the chrome strips at the front and rear. The Nano Twist XE comes devoid of any fog lamps, wheel covers and even the roof mounted antenna has been stripped off. Mechanically, the Nano soldiers on with a 624 cc, 2-cylinder engine that pushes out 38 PS of power and 51 Nm of torque, mated to a 4-speed gearbox.