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Tata Nano

Rs. 1,99,000 to Rs. 2,89,000 (ex showroom delhi)

Tata Nano Review

Spies witness Electronic Tata Nano being tested on roads

June 21, 2016: It is reported that spies have witnessed electronic version of Tata Nano being tested on Indian roads. According to reports physically the Nano looks similar to existing version except placement of electric socket for charging the vehicle. The vehicle will be empowered with heavy lithium batteries and will be capable to touching the top of 60 kmph from standstill in the span of ten seconds followed by top notch of 160 kmph.

Celebration Edition of Tata GenX Nano offered with new features

 
October 13, 2015: With an objective to lure buyers towards GenX Nano, domestic car maker Tata Motors has launched its Celebration Edition that is embellished wiht various remarkable features like Remote boot opener, new developed leather upholstery, protectors for bumpers, Celebration Edition badge and Celebration body graphics across the car.

Tata Nano GenX launched in Indian car market, priced Rs. 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom price)

 
May 19, 2015: Domestic car maker Tata Motors today launched the refreshed version of Tata Nano hatchback as Tata Nano GenX in Indian car market with starting price of Rs. 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom price). The new Nano GenX continues to be empowered with same existing 624 cc twin cylinder petrol mill boosting the power of 38 bhp and torque of 51 Nm. The major attraction of this version are openable bootlid and introduction of AMT gearbox. Nano GenX has been launched in five trims including three manually operated and two automatically.

 

Tata Motors to launch Nano GenX on May 19, 2015

 
May 5, 2015: It is reported that domestic car maker is going to bring the generation next Nano codenamed as Nano GenX in Indian car market on May 19, 2015. The major attractions offered in new Nano would AMT system and openable bootlid. It is reported to continue with existing engine configuration of 624 cc twin cylinder petrol engine. It said to deliver an average of 23.6 kmpl and offered with price tag of about 2.75 lakh.

Tata Motors commences the bookings for Nano GenX

 
April 28, 2015: It is reported that domestic car maker Tata Motors has started the bookings the refreshed version of its highly speculated hatchback Nano to be named as Nano GenX in Indian car market at the down payment of Rs. 5,000. The new Nano is reported to launched sometimes during next month. It is also reported that the Nano GenX would offered with AMT system that will offer the fuel efficient figure of 25 kmpl. Mechanically there would be no changes and it will continue with same existing engine configuration of 624cc, 2-cylinder petrol engine. However another impressive feature that is expected to enjoy the expected success for Nano is openable bootlid with luggage space of 110 litres.

Tata Motors initiates Power of 1+1 campaign for Genx Nano

 
April 22, 2015: According to reports with an objective to impress its prospective buyers domestic car maker Tata Motors has initiated a new marketing campaign named as Power of 1+1 for the updated version of its hatchback Tata Nano in Indian car market. The new campaign provides an offer to existing users of Nano hatchback to get it exchanged with refreshed Nano along with various impressive benefits. The offer includes exchange bonus of Rs. 20,000 along with referral amount of Rs. 5,000 if they refer Nano to another Nano aspirant.

Tata Nano AMT spied first time without any cover

 
March 18, 2015: The AMT Tata Nano is one of the highly awaited hatchbacks in Indian car market and spies have witnessed the sample of same being tested on Indian roads. It is for the first time spies have witnessed the un-covered trim of Nano AMT going under test drives on Pune roads. The upcoming version of Nano would continue the same engine configuration of 625 cc- 2 cylinder engine boosting the power of 37.5 bhp and torque of 51 Nm. Apart from AMT version it will also embellish power steering, open bootlid and F-Tronic badge to give it an identity of AMT version.

Tata Nano facelift with open bootlid spied

 
March 12, 2015: It is reported that spies have witnessed the new avatar of Tata Nano Twist with open bootlid. The prototype of  the same was showcased during the Indian Auto Expo 2014 and since then it is one of the highly anticipated project of car maker with which it expects to enjoy the expected success from Nano. The upcoming apart from having open bootled will bestow features like airdams followed by newly developed bumpers and smoked headlamp cluster. Inside the cabin it will receive three spoke steering wheel and various contemporary changes including enhanced center console. Under the bonnet it will carry the same existing engine configuration.

 

 

 

 

 

Tata Nano Review by Expert

Tata Nano PictureThe year 2009 carries an utmost significance for Tata Motors as well as a sense of pride for the people of India as this year’s March month witnessed the launch of the world’s cheapest car tagged Tata Nano. The small car Tata Nano was more remarkable one for Tata Motors and especially Mr. Ratan Tata who saw his dream come true by endowing people across India affordable small car that had carried prolonged research of many years. Tata Nano is a ‘miraculous car’ that is certain to surprise you in each and every aspect that it holds.

In the recent times, the company has also launched its first upgrade as Tata Nano 2012, which features many additional features along with extra concern that is showcased by the New Nano on the safety part. The small car comes powered by frugal 624cc MPFI petrol engine that generates a satisfactory power output of 37 bhp along with peak torque of 51 Nm along with a decent transmission offered by Tata Nano. The company is expected to soon introduce the pocket friendly and greener choice of fuel in the form of CNG powered variants.

Tata Nano PhotosThe exteriors of this car will never disappoint you as they have been crafted with latest design engineering. The extraordinary work on the outside of the vehicle starts with diamond shaped clear lens headlamps in the front along with fog lamps. The hood looks smaller as the engine of the vehicle is hided under the rear boot space, while the spare wheel sits under the hood. The mini car looks tall with its elevated stance that conveys a message that it is much roomier inside than estimated.

Despite a small car it boasts more space than any other small car in its segment. Apart from being spacious it offers optimum comfort to its occupants that is around 5 adults can be seated with ease. The interiors have a nice touch of styling at the insides with distinguish color effect for instance the dashboard can be seen in medium graphite, barley beige and ebony black colors in certain variants that are very appealing inside the cabin.

Overall, if all the elements of the vehicle are put together in a single container the Tata Nano is the world's smartest and smallest four-seater mini-car with simple yet graceful design that brings to you the freedom of mobility at a very cost-effective price.

 

Tata Nano Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

Variants Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Tata Nano Petrol 20.0 Kmpl 25.0 Kmpl
Tata Nano CX 34.0 Kmpl 36.0 Kmpl
Tata Nano LX 34.0 Kmpl 36.0 Kmpl

 

Tata Motors product Tata Nano has got ‘mileage’ as one of its USPs (Unique Selling Points) and with this it will never disappoint you.  The 624cc MPFI petrol engine that generates a good 38 PS of maximum power at 5500 rpm along with 51 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm is developed to deliver some commendable mileage figures. The small car Tata Nano is able to achieve a fuel efficiency of nearly 20 kmpl in bumper to bumper and potholed city conditions. At the same time, Tata Nano mileage on open and smooth highway roads accounts a whopping 25 kmpl. These figures are perfect for such mini car as Tata Nano as it attracts utmost out of its tiny engine.

As per the latest update, the Tata Nano diesel will deliver around 40 kmpl of mileage with an improved engine. If all goes well, this small wonder could do real wonders for its maker-Tata Motors.

 

Tata Nano Models and Features

Variants Features
Tata Nano BS III The standard variant of Nano comes in three colors with many exiting features such as ORVM on driver side along with side clear lens headlamp and tail lamp, also there are style-in-steel wheel covers that makes car look stylish. The inside carries seat upholstery and door trim with dual-tone vinyl and 2-spoke steering wheel followed by dashboard in medium graphite together with front-seat headrests and driver seat with slider ensure a comfy ride.
Tata Nano BS IV This improved variant is now eligible to have a go in any city of the country with its BS IV tag. It now emits less CO2 compared to earlier BS III version of the small car. All the features remain the same besides the upgrade from BS III to BS IV.
Tata  Nano CX BS III The mid variant comes loaded of several aspects that distinct it from the base model and that includes passenger side Tip-Tap ORVM and half wheel covers with bumpers that have air-dam in the front along with radial tubeless tyres. Furthermore, the premium seats and AC comes with optional heater. The front and rear seat has integral headrests while the driver and passenger side seat is offered with slider.
Tata Nano CX BS IV This new variant receives nothing in terms of features, but the fact that it has got the promotion from BS III to BS IV and it can now freely move in all the BS IV cities in India, rest of the features remain same as earlier variant.
Tata Nano LX BS III The top end variant is made available in six exuberant colors that are heart winners along with that it also consists of numerous elements like body color bumpers and body color door handles together with driver and passenger side OVRMs. The impressive exterior has front and rear fog lamps teamed up with full wheel covers, front wiper & washer with 2-speed + intermittent and electronic trip meter. AC and heater are kept standard with front power windows in conjunction with central locking door lock on passenger side.
Tata Nano LX BS IV The top model has now got an upgrade to BS IV from earlier BS III that was restricted to BS III cities in India, as it can be now driven across major cities as well. On the alluring feature part everything remains similar to BS III model of Tata Nano LX.

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Tata Nano Colors

India’s favorite mini car Tata Nano is now available in an assortment of colors that were never seen before in the automobiles in India. All in all there are 10 Tata Nano colors to choose from. These pulsating and exciting colors comprise of Aqua Blue, Serene White, Rouge Red, Neon Rush, Papaya Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Champagne Gold, Mojito Green, Pearl White and Meteor Silver.

Tata Nano in Rouge Red Color Tata Nano in Pearl White Color Tata Nano in Aqua Blue Color Tata Nano in Champagne Gold Color Tata Nano in Sunshine Yellow Color
Rouge Red Pearl White Aqua Blue Champagne Gold Sunshine Yellow

 

Tata Nano Engine, Power and Performance

Tata Nano Exterior PictureThe smartly designed people’s car Tata Nano, which carries an overall length of 3099 mm, is powered by an all-aluminum engine with displacement of 624 cc that is very well supported by its twin cylinders. The mini power-train is uniquely positioned at the rear of the car, beneath the boot, which makes it a back wheel drive vehicle. The rear mounted engine not only adds to the efficiency of the small car but also dramatically improves the safety aspect.

To start the ignition of the engine the small car Tata Nano now features a new advanced starter-motor that assists in hassle-free start of the vehicle, unlike the earlier version that had some issues with the motor, although the issue was fixed when Tata Motors replaced the same with a brand new one.

The engine that is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and multi-point injection system is also well supported by an exclusive engine control management unit that supervises the activities of the engine and boosts its performance. The electronic system incorporated in the small car Tata Nano is the Bosch's New Value Motronic system that is basically developed to provide maximum functionality at minimal cost. The 4-speed manual gearbox has synchromesh on all forward gears, while a sliding mesh is given on the reverse gear along with overdrive on the 4th gear.

To carry the load smoothly and perform suitably on the uneven surfaces the Tata Nano in the front comes equipped with independent and lower wish-bone that does its duty with McPherson Strut suspension, which comes with gas-filled dampers and anti-roll bar, whereas the rear piece of mini-car has semi trailing arm feature with coil spring outfitted with gas-filled shock absorbers to provide comfortable ride to the rear occupants.

And the very big surprise from the home grown car maker is Tata Nano diesel! Yes, the company is mulling to bring the second wonder through Tata Nano in the form of smallest diesel engine that might read 700cc. Reports claim the mileage of the upcoming diesel engine will be more than 40 kmpl, WoW!

 

Tata Nano Pickup and Acceleration

Engine Variant Max. Power (ps/rpm) Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) Pickup (0-100) (sec.) Top Speed Transmission
Petrol Bosch MPFI 38/5500 51/4000 30.0 105 Km/h 4 Speed Manual


The small car Tata Nano endows its consumers with satisfactory acceleration numbers with its specially ordered 2-cylinder petrol engine, which is based on Bosch’s Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) technology. This mini wonder motor outpours a maximum power of 38 PS at 5500 rpm that helps it to achieve the sparkling mark of 100 kph from standstill in 30 seconds, this number might sound small but it is the best possible extraction from Tata Nano’s tiny petrol mill. The peak torque of about 51 Nm at 4000 rpm plays a vital in pulling off a top speed of 105 kmph at an effortless ease. In general the Tata Nano pick and acceleration reports are quite solid considering the 624cc displacement of the small car.

 

Tata Nano Interiors and Features

Tata Nano Seats PictureBy merely looking at Tata Nano’s compact exteriors, you cannot imagine the ‘huge’ space inside the cabin waiting for you. Be it front seats or rear ones, the mini car provides you abundant headroom, leg room and knee room; irrespective of your height. Moreover, at times you feel what to do with such ample room apart from sitting comfortably.  The interiors of Tata Nano resemble not only a proper hatchback, but much more than that with its wholesome room. The word ‘small car’ at times seems to get subdued especially when it comes to interiors. No doubt the interiors lack that charming appeal, but again, looking at the low price-point, it’s on the higher side. Subsequently, it can be said that Tata Nano is more spacious in comparison to Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto, the company claims 21% more space than these famous small cars.

 

Tata Nano Courtsey Lamps PhotosThe front row of Tata Nano has 3-spoke steering wheel, while the base and mid variants of Tata Nano features a simple two spoke one, but it continues to reflect the cleanness it carries. This is something very obvious that the company has done in order to stretch across the features and lower the cost in manufacturing the vehicle. There are many other cost reduction aspects like the lack of a trip meter in the base and CX models, lack of co driver door lock in the base and CX models and even the rubber insulation in the doors and the roof linings. The front power window switches in Tata Nano have been very cleverly placed on the centre console in order to reduce the manufacturing cost in the vehicle. To provide each variant a unique identity the dashboard of Tata Nano comes in different shades of Medium Graphite, Ebony Black and Barley Beige. The element of premium seats with option of rear parcel tray comes as regular in Nano CX and Nano LX trims. The air conditioner and heater function is kept standard in LX version, but the presence is felt in the Base version as well and it should have been available as optional feature. The steering is well in place and driving is comfortable.

 

Tata Nano Exteriors and Features

Tata Nano Exterior PictureThe small car, Tata Nano is styled aerodynamically with cost-effective yet amazing exteriors. The excitement gets doubled when one has a choice of six dazzling colors in the top-end and mid variant to choose from along with three impressive shades available with the standard variant.

The frontage is conquered by a small and sweeping down hood that has the trusted Tata insignia, while on the sides are a clear-lens cute set of diamond headlamps with side indicators, which are perfectly placed above the headlamps providing an impressive and charming appearance. Whereas, the body color bumper has the engraved front fog lamps in the LX variant of Nano. All these striking characteristics make the mini car put forward a little authoritative presence on the road.  With its vertical tail lights at the rear it boasts an appearance of Tata Vista hatchback. The centrally positioned exhaust pipe is now refined to make lesser noise.

Keeping in mind the safety aspect, the Tata Nano has now got driver side ORVM (Outside Rear View Mirror) staring right from the base variant, while the mid variant CX and LX features both the driver side as well as passenger side ORVMs. The feature of roof beading and roof spoiler that goes missing in both the initial variants of Nano sees light in the top-end variant of LX.

 
In order to continue the smooth drive even on the bumpy surfaces of the road, the Tata Nano has now got the higher ground clearance of about 180 mm. 
 
The large-enough four doors of the small car with high seating position make entrance as well exit easy for an oversized adult as well. The mono-volume design of the Nano that has wheels placed at the corner enables the vehicle to provide a decent blend of space and maneuverability, which is not found in many of the small cars in the country.

 

Safety Features in Tata Nano

Tata Nano Tail Light PicturesTata Motors has kept safety features at first hand, as they are aware about the safety concerns of the customers. The Tata Nano comes outfitted with decent amount of safety elements that are necessary for a small car as little as Nano. The safety features consists of central locking in the LX variant. The feature of center high-mount stop lamp, laminated windshield and driver side door lock are standard on all versions, while passenger side door locks are offered on top end variant of Nano.
 
The other safety features in Tata Nano are regular on all the three models of Nano ilke front & rear seat-belts and for refined braking there are booster-assisted brakes. The feature includes additional body reinforcement function together with intrusion beam that is incorporated with an uncommon element of ‘integral feature through innovative door system design’ and radial tubeless tyres for enhanced security.

 

Driving and Handling of Tata Nano

Tata Nano Steering Wheel PictureOn the road, when Tata Nano appears it looks like a small cub sprinting with a mighty heart. The little car has got small 12-inch tubeless wheels that offer a fairly strong grip on the roads, but at times they appear a bit shaky when driven at top speed especially on the speed breakers and potholes in the city conditions, which is due to lack of pillars. Whereas, the drive is surprisingly smooth when it comes to clean and plain roads along with superbly firm and much more on the highways even at the top speed. The steering is light and responsive, much better than in the earlier version, which looked congested sometimes. While driving one of the most notable features inside the cabin is the reduction of noise-vibration-harshness (NVH). Compared to the older Tata Nano it has been lessened by two to three decibels.

 

Tata Nano Accessories

Though Tata Nano is a small car, but when it comes to offering accessories it is none less than a standard car. For the exteriors part, the Tata Nano offers a stylish rear bumper protector and rear and front mud guard flaps. The other things that can catch the eye of onlookers at your Nano is the amazing looking rub rails along with Disney Series graphics and Y-type alloy wheels, while the most impressive part is the metallic color exhaust tip with two designs to choose from.
 
To dress up the interiors of Tata Nano there are some superb accessories and that comprise of cute neck rest and extraordinary designed seat-covers. The interior gets more enlightened with steering wheel cover and Disney Series windscreen sub-lock combined with the feature of remote central locking. The entertainment part that is absent in the variants, now comes as accessory with a dashboard positioned audio speaker teamed up with audio system.

 

Tata Nano: Road Test Report

Tata Nano PhotosOn papers Tata Nano is good, and it was prove to be even better when New Tata Nano 2012 arrived with more features. Now let’s get it on the road for an actual acid test.   

The new mini car has got 3PS of additional power output that calculates a total of 38PS (earlier 35PS), which makes it stand next to Maruti 800. Now the 624cc MPFI engine will be seen yielding the power of 800cc, the real exciting stuff. No doubt, feature list has increased but not quality as many niggles inside-out still prevail. The city commuting is not all an issue with Tata Nano as it goes very well under 80kph mark, which is an absolute achievement for an engine that has such small cubic centimeter numbers. One reason for this liveliness is the feather light kerb weight and excellent retuning of petrol power train by Tata Motors. But when it comes to slow speeds of 0-10kph, while in city or at parking space, it really haunts as the absence of power steering is felt, which not a part of Nano even in the top model. The steering that was expected to be light in 2012 model has not changed much, you need some good power drive at low speeds in traffic and parking, while once it catches the rhythm (takes speed) it turns lighter and lighter with every gear shift. Nano had no complaints in climbing the ghats 2 mature people with luggage sitting inside. The gear shifts are quite smooth compared harder of Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto.

Tata Nano PhotosIn 2012 Tata Nano one sees two images of vibration levels, first when doors are open at standstill state they do vibrate and when closed there is no harshness or vibration heard/felt neither in the cabin nor alongside door. Overall NVH levels as promised by the company are less in New Nano. Usually Tata cars can take on anything without breaking into panic situation and Nano is no distinct as it a very god off roading at 40kph on kuccha roads. The assisted brakes are simply at their level best, against predecessor, just a deliberate stamp on it and it slows down with pace. In general, the ride quality has improved with comfortable suspension system. The small car performs very well in city conditions especially in the narrow lanes where small turning radius is put to better use. There was obvious gearbox complain while decelerating in gear. On the longer rides, it does well fighting its way out in the hot winds. The AC inside, is a real chiller and on top of that Tata Nano drops in delivering some excellent fuel efficiency numbers.  The innovatively packaged car can get 4 adults seated with comfort and loads of leg room and headroom inside.

 

Tata Nano Conclusion

The introduction of 2012 New Tata Nano was anticipated one and the company also wanted to break the shackles of complaints that were received in the former version of the small car. The wittiest thing that Tata Motors did was that it improved the car without any enhancement in the price of New Nano. The company had stated during the press release that the improvements are thoroughly based on the customer feedback, which prove to be very spot on, while driving the 2012 Tata Nano.    
 
Some of the noteworthy elements were its steering-wheel that gets to feel a bit jammed up at low speeds, which now experience lighter, along with its revamped suspensions that are now even compared to previous. Power-steering was expected in the New Nano that would have been an excellent boon in the crowded city driving conditions, as Nano is more of a small city car, but unfortunately it seems long way off. Moreover, with the anti-roll bar in the front the stability of the vehicle has also bettered.
 
Overall, there are minimal of drawbacks with loads of upsides as far as the new model is concerned. Another worth mentioning part is that a genuine feedback from the heart can only be given by a consumer, who has just upgraded from a two wheeler, and has no words to express what miracles has this small car done to his daily life and that too, at an amazingly pocket friendly price.
 
 

Tata Nano FAQs


Q1: Will Tata Nano Diesel launch take place by early 2013?
Answer: As of now, there are no reliable reports suggesting the launch of Tata Nano Diesel in India by early 2013. But as per the company, after Tata Nano CNG launch, the launch of Nano diesel will take place by 3rd quarter of calendar year 2013.
 
Q2: Does sitting at rear of Tata Nano small car makes our legs cramped, like it does in Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto?
 
Answer: The Tata Nano is a very spacious tall-boy design car and company claims 21% more space than any other small car available in the country, which includes Maruti Alto and Maruti 800. As a result, you don’t get cramped legs or less head room at the rear of the mini car. 
 
Q3: How can I check the oil level in Tata Nano?
 
Answer: In order to inspect the Tata Nano oil level you need to access the engine placed at the back of rear seat.  

Q4: What will be the mileage of Tata Nano Diesel?  

Answer: Currently Tata Nano is only available in petrol choice that offers a claimed mileage of whopping 25 kmpl, while the Tata Nano diesel version is estimated to deliver a mileage of 40 kmpl.

Tata Nano Variants

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Tata Nano Petrol
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624 cc , Petrol

21.9 Kmpl (City)
23.9 Kmpl (Highway)

*Dual Glove Boxes *Smiling Front Grill
624 cc , Petrol

20.0 kmpl (City)
25.0 kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Integrated Speakers
624 cc , Petrol

21.9 Kmpl (City)
23.9 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Power Steering
624 cc , Petrol

20.0 kmpl (City)
25.0 kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Digital Clock *New LED Fuel Guage *Digital Trip Meter *Distance to Empty
624 cc , Petrol

21.9 Kmpl (City)
23.9 Kmpl (Highway)

*Power Windows - Front *Central Locking
624 cc , Petrol

19.9 Kmpl (City)
21.9 Kmpl (Highway)

*94 Litres Boot Space *Automatic Transmission *Gear Shift Indicator
624 cc , Petrol

19.9 Kmpl (City)
21.9 Kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Transmission *Front Power Windows *Full Wheel Cover
Tata Nano CNG
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624 cc , CNG

34.0 Kmpl (City)
36.0 Kmpl (Highway)

*New LED Fuel Guage *CNG Fuel

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