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Royal Gold - Tata Nano
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
2 Cylinder 4 Valve
|20.4||23.9||37.5bhp @ 5500+/-250rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
2 Cylinder 4 Valve
|20.4||23.9||37.5bhp @ 5500+/-250rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
2 Cylinder 4 Valve
|20.4||23.9||37.5bhp @ 5500+/-250rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
2 Cylinder 4 Valve
|18.5||21.9||37.5bhp @ 5500+/-250rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
2 Cylinder 4 Valve
|18.5||21.9||37.5bhp @ 5500+/-250rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
2 Cylinder 4 Valve
|33.0||36.0||32.5bhp @ 5500rpm +/- 250rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
June 22, 2015: Tata Nano GenX seems to be quite promising in its debut month in the Indian market as it has attracted a large chunk of customers. The tiny car has grabbed over 3,000 bookings since its launch last month. The interesting thing appeared this time is the rising demand for the AMT variants, which has proved to be the trump card from the carmaker. The AMT variants which start at the price tag of INR 2.7 lac, have increased the waiting period up to 6 weeks. The Automated Manual Transmission variants account for about 70 percent of the total sales.
Tata Motor Group has launched the facelifted version of its most affordable car model, Nano in the automobile market. This new generation GenX Nano will certainly attract buyers with its new looks and features. The company has developed this hatchback based on three technologies, which are Designext, Drivenext and Connectnext. The manufacturer has discontinued the existing Twist range of variants, but they are available at discounted price till stocks last. On the other hand, its CNG trim is continuous to be available, but it does not get any update. The newly launched model looks quite refreshing with the new infinity design theme. The front bumper has undergone complete makeover with a perforated radiator grille, which resembles a smiley face. The pair of fog lamps are circular in shape, while the headlight cluster now, features smoked headlamps with black bezel. It has outside rear view mirrors fitted on both the sides, meanwhile, the addition of sporty spoiler as well as boot lid with a chrome strip gives a trendy look to its rear end. All in all, this car is made available to the customers in two new body paint options apart from the existing ones, which are Persian Rose and Sangria Red. To describe its interiors, this hatch comes with attractive and first-in-segment color themes to select from. It has the best cabin space with enough leg and shoulder room to its occupants. The cockpit too looks quite refreshing with the new generation Tata signature steering wheel. Other equipments like the stylish center console and round shaped air conditioning vents are also fitted to its dashboard. The instrument panel comes integrated with a digital fuel gauge, clock as well as fuel consumption display.
The seating arrangement is quite good and assures high level of comfort all through the way. This newly launched trim now gets an increased boot volume of 110 litres, as compared to the outgoing models. At the same time, its boot volume has also been increased to 24 litres. This time, the firm ensures of providing the best in-car entertainment to its passengers by offering this latest version with an audio unit, which supports Bluetooth connectivity. It also includes the first-in-segment digital information display that further adds to the driver's convenience. Apart from these, the aspects such as the air conditioning unit with climate control, power outlet, front power operated windows and a few others just add to the level of their comfort. It is although, one of the most economical models in the market, yet, it comes with some significant safety aspects, which can keep its passengers safe to a great extent. Its three point front seat belt prevents one from suffering any injury, while its reinforced body structure with crumple zones protects from impacts. This hatchback is available in a total of four variants of which, three trims are paired with a 4-speed manual transmission gearbox, while the top end variant gets a 5-speed automated manual transmission. This AMT is also branded as Easy shift automated manual transmission that has 'Sports mode' option for performance oriented drive. Moreover, the in-built creep feature assists it to move easily as soon as the brake pedal is released. Its petrol engine displaces 624cc and generates 37.66bhp power along with torque of 51Nm. On the whole, this mill gives a good performance while returning a decent fuel economy.
This 2015 Tata Nano has a refined external appearance featuring new set of cosmetics. It has the same body structure and chassis like its outgoing version, but there are new set of features that renders it a brand new look. Both the front bumpers have been refurbished and are now designed with smiley shaped perforated mesh. At the same time, its fenders gets a minor tweak, which makes it look a bit more curvy. Apart from this, the entire side facet remains to be the same like its previous model. This latest version gets glossy black strips gracefully affixed on the bonnet and on its tailgate that adds to its grace. There is a chrome plated company's strip embedded on its bonnet and rear profile that emphasizes its brand new look. Like its predecessor, this latest version too is being launched with 12-inch steel rims as standard and they are covered with tubeless radial tyres. This vehicle gets its outside mirror caps along with the door handles in body color, while the window frames and B pillars are garnished in black. However, this cosmetic feature is given to the high end trims only. Apart from these, all the other exterior aspects have been retained from its outgoing model.
It's length is now measured at 3164mm and has a width of 1750mm (with external mirrors). It stands at a height of around 1652mm and boasts of its presence. The wheelbase of 2230mm and the minimum ground clearance is 180mm, which is considerably good. On the other hand, the existing Nano Twist and CNG variants have the same exterior dimensions, as they have not received any update.
Ed's take: Despite being small on the outside, Nano is spacious than all its competition. The space of the vehicle is phenomenal and even the features that it offers for the price tag is worth each and every penny.
The insides have been very well furnished with all the necessary amenities. Apart from just offering features, the designers seem to have given a great amount of attention in making the cabin well placed. The seats are cushiony and very comfortable. The covering is offered with two options to pick from. Its base and mid range versions gets ebony black color scheme, while the top end trims gets latte color fabric upholstery. The same options are applied in case of the door trims too. When it comes to the dashboard, it has been retained from its predecessor, but it is now bestowed with metallic accents. The center fascia especially looks very attractive and adds to the overall look. The dual glove boxes on both the sides is a benefit factor to the storage capacity on the inside of the car. These glove boxes are affixed with speakers. The other two speakers are fitted onto the rear parcel shelf for the sound to get distributed equally. The steering wheel size has been increased in this latest face-lift version, which is of three spokes and appears to be trendy. Moreover, the Amphistream music system, which is a standard feature in this small car is retained and is complimented with four speakers. These are decorated with a color coordinated bezel, which is an existing feature previously too.
Currently, this model series is being introduced in a total of three trim levels for the buyers to choose from. Apart from few aspects, most of the features in these trims looks to be the same, which eventually encourages its sales. Most of its features are retained, while few add ons have found their way into the comfort quotient nevertheless. It can accommodate five occupants and can keep all of them comfortable. The driver especially is put to ease with the electric power assisted steering system that is offered to this series. This feature considerably reduces the amount of effort that the driver needs to put in to move this vehicle. For the sake of regulating the temperature of the cabin, an air conditioning unit is decked into the cabin which is accompanied by a heater function as well. This provides the occupants a choice at their preference as per the requirement. The front doors have been integrated with power windows which is a great facility to the front seat occupants. And additionally, to add to their comfort, these front seats have been integrated with headrests too. This feature is made available to the rear seats as well by fixing integral headrests. All the passengers are provided with assist grips that are quite handy and have got a strong grip. The driver seat along with the co-driver seat is offered with a sliding functionality to them. This is very helpful in having a comfortable seating position during the drive. The driver is further assisted with few important information readers of the drive such as a distance to empty notification and an average fuel economy display. There is also a low fuel warning lamp that is available. There is a digital clock available, which has an LED display.
A digital fuel guage is available too. This new face-lift version is accompanied by a large speedometer and trip meter too. There is a gear shift indicator that can be seen on the front console. A remote key less entry is a great advantage that any car would possess and this feature has been offered to this small car series too. There is a cabin lamp that is fitted inside as a standard feature and this light additionally has a dimming effect to it. And then there is a power socket that is made available in the cabin, which is of 12V power efficient. This can be quite useful in charging mobiles and any other small electronic gadgets, while sitting at the comfort of the vehicle. Apart from the boot space, the storage capacity on the inside of the cabin too is very well addressed. All the doors have been carved with magazine and coin holders, which is very handy to all the occupants and also a convenient factor. In the front console, there are cup holders and additionally a bottle holder as well. There is a map pocket that is offered to the driver for extra convenience. There are sun visors that are fitted for the driver as well as for the co-driver too. Furthermore, the co-driver side visor is fixed with a vanity mirror. As an added benefit, the rear seats are foldable. This facility will be very helpful when in case of increasing the boot space to fit in more amount of baggage.
The inside spaciousness has always been a widely spoken aspect,few appreciate and many a few criticize but still this small car has always managed to squeeze in five persons. Though all the credit goes to the large wheelbase, there is the skill of the interior designers too in this matter. Yes, the steering wheel, which is larger than necessary does make the driver a little inconvenient but the rest of the occupants do not feel any friction when it comes to the legroom. The shoulder space too is good enough and when there are just four occupants, there is almost no rubbing of the shoulders. And when it comes to the head space, this car has always been a good friend to tall persons as well. Without folding the rear seats, there is about 80 litres of boot space available in this hatchback. But the new series is blessed with 94-litre boot storage capacity.
Ed's take : The outright acceleration of the Nano is good enough for city driving. It is even fine if you go out on an open road unless you hit a motorway.
This 624cc petrol power plant is offered with both four speed manual and five speed (AMT) automatic transmission gearbox. It enables the vehicle to reach the 100 Kmph speed mark in approximately 29.7 seconds and helps it in achieving a top speed of nearly 105 Kmph.
Ed's take: Despite the small sized engine, the performance of the Nano is good. It doesn’t feel out of breath, and it easily does 100km/hr.
Like mentioned above, the Indian auto major has made no changes to the engine specifications, but there is now, an AMT gearbox option available. It is the same 624cc engine that is based on a single overhead camshaft valve configuration. It comprises of 2-cylinders and it receives fuel through a multi-point fuel injection system. This 0.6-litre petrol has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 37.5bhp of at 5200 to 5500rpm and yields 51Nm of peak torque output at 3500rpm to 4000rpm. On the other hand, this engine with CNG fuel kit option can produce a maximum power of 32.5bhp along with a maximum torque of 45Nm. This high performance engine is mated with a four speed manual transmission gearbox that boost up the engine's ability to be quick and fuel efficient. At the same time, it is also available with an automated manual gearbox option that further eases the handling.
Ed's take: The Nano 2012 that had undergone revision in gear ratios, has enhanced fuel efficiency due to the new tall gearing. The Nano is the most fuel-efficient petrol cars that are today sold in India. The Nano CNG is more efficient.
The engine of this small car is integrated with a multi point fuel injection system. The maximum mileage returned by its manual versions comes to around 23.9 Kmpl. Meanwhile, as per the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the AMT version gives mileage of about 21.9 Kmpl, which is rather impressive. On the other hand, its CNG version can deliver a peak mileage of about 36 Km/kg, which is rather remarkable.
Ed's take : The power produced by the Nano might be low on paper, but the fact that the power to weight ratio does the job for it. The CNG also has sufficient power for city and the highway.
Its 0.6-litre petrol mill is capable of producing a maximum power of 37.66bhp at 5500rpm (+/-250). At the same time, it yields a peak torque output of 51Nm at 4000rpm (+/-500). On the other hand, its CNG version can produce a maximum power of 32.5bhp and generates a commanding torque of 45Nm.
Ed's take: The top of the line Nano comes with AC, front power windows and the limited edition version even has alloy wheels and music system at the same cost.
The manufacturer has retained the same AmphiStream music system and integrated it to the dashboard. It gets all the aspects like a CD player with MP3 player along with connectivity options like Bluetooth, USB and AUX-In. At the same time, it also gets front and rear speakers, which can deliver a stereo quality sound output. However, these features are given as standard to the XT and XTA variants only.
Ed's take: The Nano is definitely a good handling car that has one of the most precise steering wheel. The steering wheel is direct and feels like a go-kart.
There is no change in terms of braking or suspension mechanism, as they are retained from the existing version. This vehicle gets dual circuit vertical split braking system featuring 180mm diameter drums on front and rear wheels. In terms of suspension, its front axle gets an independent McPherson strut system with lower wishbones and gas-filled dampers. At the same time, its rear one is fitted with an independent semi trailing arm system including coil spring and gas filled shock absorbers. On the other hand, this vehicle is also blessed with a superior electric power assisted steering system that includes active return function, which further eases the efforts required to handle this vehicle.
Ed's take: The Nano gets seat belts for all the five passengers, the rear seat benchers get a two-point seat belt.
This facelift version has retained a lot of its signature features as well as gained a few additional functionalities. The safety quotient of this small car has always been a significant section that have the eyes of its buyers on. There is a central locking system that is integrated to all the doors. This is a feasibility that any driver would wish for as it enables to ensure the safety of all the occupants and at the same time, gives control to the driver in offering or denying access to or from the vehicle. The wheels have been mated with a set of radial tubeless tyres that have a sole benefit of not getting punctured that often and hence avoiding an abruptness in the drive. Furthermore, this series is provided with booster assisted brakes that play a keen role in making the handling even more efficient. At the rear end, there is a high mounted stop lamp integrated which is a very helpful feature. This light lets the other vehicles acknowledge the presence of this car even from very far off distances. This, therefore, avoids many bump-in accidents that are quite possible when otherwise. The safety of all the occupants have been addressed by integrating seat belts to the front as well as to the rear seats. Moreover, the vehicle is built with a strong immunity design as the protection of the vehicle is strengthened by strong steel beams. This helps in keeping the occupants too in the safe zone as the impact of accidents can be reduced immensely by such design.
Like mentioned above, all the variants gets a set of 12 inch steel rims with covers. These wheels will be covered with 135/70 R12 sized radial tubeless tyres.
1. Pleasant internal cabin with refined cosmetics
2. AMT gearbox option make it even competitive.
3. Price range is rather affordable.
4. Improved exterior cosmetics is an advantage.
5. Increased boot capacity is another plus point.
1. Fuel economy of AMT version does not seemed to be good.
2. Lack of airbags is a disadvantage.
3. More changes can be done to its exteriors.
4. Engine power can be increased.
5. Rear cabin shoulder space is congested.
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|2,89,000||2,99,900||3,13,000||2,99,900||2,99,000||2,99,900||3,10,693||Get On Road Price|
|CNG XM |
|2,51,997||-||2,65,141||-||2,58,388||2,58,957||-||Get On Road Price|
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