June 15, 2016: The Tata Nano is a smart city car and is among the most affordable ones available. Due to its short overhangs and high ground clearance, manoeuvring the Nano in the city is a breeze. Powered by a 624cc engine, it belts out a decent 38PS of max power and 51Nm of peak torque. In more recent news, the Tata Nano electric has been spied testing in Maharashtra. However, don't expect it to launch anytime soon.
I liked the Nano when it was launched way back in 2008 and with time my dream of owning the Nano was always on my mind when the refreshed variant was launched in 2012, a unique rear wheel drive car but the absence of power assisted steering even on the top end LX variant was the major reason for not going for the Nano then, as parking into tight spot, or taking turns at slow speed especially in traffic conditions was very difficult. Over a period of time Nano has evolved which helped me to make read more 76
Looks & Style: TATA has changed the Nano to Smily Look in Front & Rear. Fog Lights are brighter. Mine is Sangria Red and with additional accessories I have changed the get up with Side Beading, Roof Rail, Chrome in HL/TL/Side Indicator. Interiors has been very nicely arranged by TATA Engineers.
Comfort: Enough legroom in front & rear seat. But it will be a great addition if TATA provided space at a 1L bottle behind the handbrake. Although this is not a big issue to keep the knick-kn read more 36
Pickup: I got a nano LXi about an year back and have done about 8000 kms till now. Nano is very comfortable for a city ride with easy manuverability, small size and quite a powerful engine for its size & weight. Parking is very comfortable. But one thing I would like to impress upon in this blog for potential nano buyers is that it is pretty good on the highway as well. I had driven in up & down between Bangalore & Hyderabad & it took an average of 8 hours for the 560 odd kms. I read more 74
Tata’s Nano is a special car. It’s a car that started its journey more than half-a-decade back as India’s most affordable four-wheeled offering but has been suffering from an underwhelming response, to say the least. Ratan Tata’s dream of delivering a One Lakh Rupee Car to the world, very soon, became a lesson in marketing don’ts.
If I put it briefly, the number of Nanos sold annually is equivalent to the number of Altos sold in a month. But despite this, Tata hasn't given up and continually improving the product and investing in it. Twist and then the current GenX model with an AMT, Tata has left no stone unturned but I guess, that first impression spoiled it all.
Things We Like in Nano
Priced more than a lac lower than the Alto AMT
Light power steering & small footprint makes it a breeze to manoeuvre in urban condition
Openable tail-gate & bigger fuel tank for enhanced practicality
Things We Don't Like in Nano
Sluggish performance of AMT
Sub-standard plastic quality
Bumpy Ride Quality; Suspension tuning could have been better
Too light to handle cross-winds – Fast heavy vehicles passing by can really disturb Nano’s motion
Stand Out Features
The cheapest Automatic car in India
Fuel Efficient – Delivers close to 20kmpl in combination (city and highway)
The Nano, in the newest Gen Next avatar, is a great offering for someone who wants a small and efficient city car. The in-built flaws of its original like the top-heavy shape, tiny wheels, limited cabin storage and small boot are still there with the Nano and digesting that at a price equivalent to country's most successful car- Maruti Suzuki Alto, seems like a difficult call.
"The Nano, in the newest Gen Next avatar, is a great offering for someone who wants a small and efficient city car."
But Tata Motors have tried their level best to bring it up to speed with the segment standards and has added Bluetooth-equipped audio system, power steering, an openable hatch and, of course, the automatic gearbox, which makes Nano – even better at being an intra-city compact car.
When Tata announced the Nano or the One Lakh Rupee car as it was called, its objective was simple, put India on wheels. For the millions of motorcyclists who travel with 3 or 4 people on it, or the common man who aspires to own a set of four wheels or the upper class people who would just use it as their thir...
Tata Motors has been put in the global limelight when it took over Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, however before that the company had its fair share of global coverage when it unveiled the Tata Nano. The global media was curious to see and understand how did Tata manage to pull out a product at this price. The pr...
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