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Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG LX

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Nano CNG LX Overview

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

Tata Nano’s eco-friendly version is out in the market. Tata Motors has finally introduced the CNG version of its most popular small car, the Nano. The same vehicle was unveiled at Tata’s Horizonext event which was held in June this year. With this launch company brings a more economical and fuel efficient car for the Indian market. The Nano e-max CNG comes with alternate fuel options i.e. it has been equipped with both CNG and the same 624cc petrol engine that is part of the regular Nano. With the rising fuel prices, Tata brings some level of relief as the CNG Nano has been tuned to reduce the overall running cost i.e. nearly Rs 1.32 per Km cost has been reduced. When in petrol mode, the engine offers maximum power output of 37.5bhp, while in CNG mode it puts peak power output of 32.5bhp and maximum torque of 45Nm. The all-new Tata Nano e-max has arrived at the starting price of Rs. 2.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Ahmedabad) . The vehicle has arrived in two different variants- CX and LX. Particularly the Tata Nano emax LX variant is priced at Rs. 2.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Ahmedabad). The CNG Nano has the lowest carbon footprint of 75.6 g/km and is one of the most fuel efficient cars in the Indian market with a mileage of 36km/kg.

Exteriors :

There are not significant changes done to the exteriors of the CNG version of Nano, but just few elements added to distinguish the vehicle with the regular Nano. Certainly the CNG e-max badging is added, also to make it little upmarket company has brought few changes to its exteriors, specifically to the top end LX variant. The variant features body colour bumpers, body colour door handles and driver and passenger side tip-tap ORVMs. Moreover the front look is defined perfectly with the use of chrome strips at the bonnet, while the same chrome strips are added to the rear of the car. The LX variant sports clear lens headlamps and tail lamps, front fog lamps, roof bending, roof spoiler and bumper with Airdam. The pictures of the CNG version reveals that company has implemented body graphics to this newly added car.

Interiors :

Along with getting globally acclaimed CNG fittings, company has also done its best to offer better interiors. Tata has smartly packaged the CNG cylinders under the front seats that it does not hamper the luggage space nor does it intervene the leg space provided to the passengers. Being the top variant, the seat upholstery is available in two options- premium beige fabric and trendy sporty black fabric. Tata has offered best-in-class air conditioning that again makes the ambience suitable for the passengers. Company ensures class leading comfort and smart spacing that makes it a top notch vehicle in the segment. The list elements added insides comprises of dual glove boxes with provision for speaker fitment, dashboard with two color options- barley beige or Ebony black, rear parcel shelf with provision for speaker fitment, digital fuel gauge and a three spoke steering wheel.

Engine and Performance :

The Eco-friendly Nano comes with bi-fuel system inbuilt in it i.e. it offers an alternate fuel option to ride the vehicle. Company has fitted globally recognised CNG fittings in this car that reduces the carbon footprint to 75.6g/km, and makes it the most fuel efficient car of the Indian market with the mileage of 36km/kg . It features the same 624cc petrol engine that also serves the regular Nano petrol. With the CNG mode on, engine delivers 32.5bhp of maximum power output at 5500 (+/-250) rpm and top torque measures at 45Nm at 3500 (+/-500) rpm. While with petrol mode, engine has the capacity to put maximum power output of 37.5bhp, which is a very convenient option to ride with. The two CNG cylinder added makes it possible to reduce the running cost by Rs. 1.32 per km, this makes the car a very economical option to buy. To make it lowest cost of ownership company has come up with an exciting warranty offer i.e. upto 60,000kms or nearly 4 years the vehicle is under company’s warranty.

Braking and Handling :

The dual circuit, vertical spilt operated by tandem master cylinder with vacuum booster is the brake type which comprises of the overall braking system. The front wheels and rear wheels both receive the 180mm dia of drum brake. Such efficient kind of brakes allows the car to decelerate faster and stops the vehicle immediately in case of sudden braking. To suppress the jerks which are usually felt on Indian roads, company has incorporated front suspension of independent, lower wishbone, McPherson Strut with gas filled dampers and anti-roll, while the rear suspension is made up of Independent, Semi trailing arm with coil spring and gas filled shock absorbers.  This makes the ride effortless with all-new CNG Nano.

Comfort Features :

The spacing has been done very smartly; the presence of two CNG cylinders under the front seats does not interfere anybody and allows a free movement in the car. The LX variant has got front power windows, air conditioner and heater, cabin lamp with dimming effect, magazine and coin holder in all doors, co-driver side vanity mirror and various others. The impressive part is the amount of comfort this small car offers; unexpectedly it is best in class.

Safety features :

Various safety features have been added that includes, central locking, rear high mount stop lamp, booster-assisted brakes, front and rear seat belts, additional body reinforcements, interlock sensors, radial tubeless tyres and double ferrule mechanical grip fittings. It is equipped with leak detection sensors that ensure that the engine is in off position while CNG gas filling.

Pros : Fuel efficient, CNG fuel option

Cons : Highway instability.

Key Specifications of Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG LX

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
Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)No

Key Features of Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG LX

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 - FrontYes
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearNo
Power Windows FrontYes
Wheel CoversYes
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagNo
Power SteeringNo
Air ConditionerYes

Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG LX 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)745
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
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Tata Nano 2012-2015 CNG LX 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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