World’s cheapest car, Tata Nano that was first launched in 2009 was appreciated worldwide for the achievement by Tata Motors and few automakers have decided to go the Tata way. The Tata Nano’a biggest achievement was its price, selling a car at INR.1,00,000. Its been a couple of years now and Tata has realized that car buyers are not only looking at the price of the car and has given a facelift to the existing Nano without increasing the price.
The new Tata Nano boasts of two main things, eight new colours and improved fuel efficiency. Nano now delivers a fuel efficiency if 25.4kmpl against the previous efficiency of 23.6kmpl as per ARAI. The new Nano also gives a warranty for 4-years or 60,000kms whichever is earlier. The Nano prices start at Rs.1,40,000(ex-showroom,Delhi). Tata Motors accepts down payments as low as Rs.15,000 from customers and high tenures of upto 60 months.
In the technical department,the Nano hosts a 624cc engine that churns 38PS of power against 36PS on the previous Nano and 51Nm of torque against the 48Nm to the predecessor. Tata boasts that the turning radius of the Nano will just be 4 meters.
The new face-lift has three models; Nano, Nano CX and Nano LX.
The Nano standard variant comes in three colours; Rogue Red, Serene White and Aqua blue. The Nano standard gets features like clear headlamps, tubeless tires, tip-tap driver side mirrors, front suspension with anti-roll over bars and booster assisted brakes. Interiors get a new dual tone fabric seat and the rear seat fold down for more space.
Nano CX: Rs.1,70,000(Ex-Showroom,Delhi)
The CX comes in six colours; Serene White, Rouge Red,NeonRush, Papaya Orange, Meteor Silver, Champagne Gold. The interiors are refreshed with ebony black interiors, black fabric seats, and a fold-down rear seat with nap rest. Other features include air-conditioning with heating(optional), booster-assisted brakes, parcel shelf, half wheel covers, and tip-tap mirrors on driver and passenger sides.
The LX is the top end variant that come in three colours as well. Colours are Papaya Orange, Sunshine Yellow, champagne gold, Mojito Green, Pearl white, Meteor silver. The top end get a list of features like central locking, front power windows, cup holders, fog lamps, 12v socket and trip meter in addition to the features in the previous two variants.
Tata Motors has taken a step ahead by refreshing the Nano and does sure look like a winner specially in the rural areas. We feel the Nano will be a hit among the urbans if there was an automatic gearbox which will definitely encourage the busy husbands and NRI’s abroad to get their wives and retired parents an automatic Nano to zip around the city.