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Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG

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Nano CNG Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    36.0 km/kg
  • Engine (upto)
    624 cc
  • BHP
  • Transmission
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Nano 2012-2015 CNG Review

Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, is leaving no stone unturned to increase its Nano sales. The lately launched (on 8th October, 2013) Tata Nano emax CNG is a progressive step in the similar direction. With petrol prices mounting up, this was probably the best time to open up with the CNG version of the country’s most affordable car. Tata Nano was a product that should have been an instant hit but the marketing strategy of Tata is to be blamed for this that has literally turned the tables against the car manufacturer. Time and again facelifts, makeovers have helped to propel Nano sales to a certain extent but not convincingly though. The vibrant colours and seemingly spacious interiors present the tempting Nano with handsome looks. The space is such that it can effortlessly seat three passengers abreast on its rear seats. Tata has been continuously working on adding new features and traits to the vehicle to lure first time car buyers of the country. It has been somewhat successful but not completely. The engine is also quite fuel efficient and with the CNG kit the mileage shoots up to extraordinary 36 kg/gm. A decent amount of safety features are also supplied. It will be competing with the likes of Hyundai Eon, Maruti Suzuki Alto and Chevrolet Spark. Among the CNG variants launched, the Tata Nano emax CNG CX is the basic and is lighter on pocket with its price of Rs 2.45 lakh (Ex-showroom Ahmadabad) .


Visually there are no major alterations in the outgoing Nano with the same chromed lined smiling front grille, petal shaped headlamps with indicator on top of them and neat air dam work. Fog lamp housing too feels premium. The bigger windshield means more visibility for driver as well as passengers. Side profile also appears neat with large opening doors and blackened B pillar. The sporty attitude travels even at the rear with aerodynamic bumper and ‘chin’ protruding near the base of the tail gate for keeping the engine cool. Horizontal tail lamps and centralised chromed Tata symbol add a finishing touch to the car. However, the wheels play spoilsport and look tiny with the overall tall appearance of the car but nevertheless they do their job in an excellent manner.


The interior of Nano was never a complaint factor especially if we talk about its space and legroom. The car offers excellent head room thanks to its tall design and good shoulder room to squeeze in the third occupant in the rear seats. In the latest Tata Nano emax CNG CX version, the generous space has been retained. Interior fit and finish is of top quality, however there are some parts that feel too cheap. The soft touch beige dashboard is a great aspect of the vehicle to talk about. Nano certainly is a master product with the traits it carries and at the competitive price it is offered.

Engine and Performance:

The new CNG powered Tata Nano is packed with the 624 cc, 2-cylinder, MPFI petrol engine + CNG Motor which is capable of yielding maximum power of 37.5 Ps at 5500 rpm along with peak torque of 51 Nm at 4000 rpm. However in CNG mode it belts out top power of 32.5 bhp and max torque of 45 Nm. The engine is mated to five speed manual gearbox which includes 4 forward and 1 reverse gears. The carbon emission is also on the lower side with only 75 kg/gm. The vehicle offers outstanding fuel economy of 36 km/kg of CNG. On the performance front as well, Tata Nano won’t disappoint you especially in cities but on highways you may feel the pinch due lack of power but that is understandable with its segment and target city commuters.

Braking and handling:

The brakes of this mini wonder are superb and serve their purpose quite well. They are 180 mm diameter drum brake both for front as well as rear ones. Brake type is Dual Circuit , Vertical Split operated by tandem master cylinder with vacuum booster. When it comes to handling, we can say that Tata Nano emax CNG CX is a decent handler with body roll on sharp cornering and curvy roads. This is majorly because of the height that Nano possess. Otherwise on plain roads, this vehicle is a smoother.

Comfort Features:

Tata have ensured that they fill Nano with enough comfort and convenient features so that their buyers are happy with their deal. The new Nano emax CNG CX being a base variant is offered with sun visor on driver and passenger side, map pocket of fabric , front seat headrests, cabin lamp, driver seat with slider, low fuel warning lamp, head lamp levelling, foldable rear seats, height adjustable front seat belts, front cup holders, rear seat headrest, etc. Besides, some new features are also installed in the CNG versions these are automatic cut-off system and fuel quality checking system.


Tata Nano CNG has decent list of active and passive protective gadgets to tackle any mishaps on the road. The safety features embraced in Nano comprise of Booster-assisted Brakes, radial tubeless tyres , Door Lock on Driver Side, Laminated Windshield, Centre High Mount Stop Lamp, Front & Rear Seat Belts, Additional Body Reinforcements, Passenger Side Rear View Mirror, Halogen Headlamps and Safely Mounted Fuel Tank.

Pros : Nano has space, fuel efficiency and price among its plus points.

Cons : Lack of safety features, engine noise is a concern.

Key Specifications of Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG

ARAI Mileage36.0 km/kg
City Mileage33.0 km/kg
Fuel TypeCNG
Engine Displacement (cc)624
Max Power (bhp@rpm)32.5bhp@5500rpm +/- 250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)45Nm@3500rpm +/- 500rpm
Seating Capacity4
Boot Space (Litres)80
Fuel Tank Capacity15
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Engine Start Stop ButtonNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemNo
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearNo
Power Windows FrontNo
Wheel CoversNo
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagNo
Power SteeringNo
Air ConditionerYes

Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeIn-Line Engine
Displacement (cc)624
Max Power (bhp@rpm)32.5bhp@5500rpm +/- 250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)45Nm@3500rpm +/- 500rpm
No. of cylinder2
Valves Per Cylinder2
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
Gear Box4 Speed
Drive TypeRWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypeCNG
Mileage (ARAI)36.0
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)15
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionIndependent Lower Wishbone , McPherson Strut Type With Gas Filled Dampers & Anti Roll Bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent,Semi Trailing Arm With Coil Spring & Gas Filled Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorbers TypeGas Filled
Steering TypeManual
Turning Radius (Metres)4.0 meters
Front Brake TypeDrum
Rear Brake TypeDrum
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)3099
Width (mm)1495
Height (mm)1652
Boot Space (Litres)80
Seating Capacity4
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)180
Wheel Base (mm)2230
Front Tread (mm)1325
Rear Tread (mm)1315
Kerb Weight (Kg)735
No of Doors4
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Adjustable Steering
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors
Navigation System
Foldable Rear SeatBench Folding
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control Eco
Folding Table in The Rear
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheel Size (Inch)
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
Tyre Size135/70 R12,155/65 R12
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Additional Features
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Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
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Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG Colours

Tata Nano 2012-2015 is available in 10 different colours - Damson Purple, Royal Gold - Tata Nano, Meteor Silver, Cornflower Blue (NEW), Pearl White, Serene White, Mojito Green, Dazzle Blue, Papaya Orange, Rouge Red.

  • Serene White
    Serene White
  • Royal Gold - Tata Nano
    Royal Gold - Tata Nano

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