Tata Motor Group is one of the oldest home bred car maker making popular passenger cars since 1991. This esteemed company is said to be the 18th biggest automobile manufacturer across the globe in terms of volumes. Tata Group was founded way back in year 1954 and has varied other vehicle manufacturing units as well. Tata Cars are some of the most admired and trustworthy vehicles in the country and are known to be fuel efficient and affordable. The company is known for their innovative technologies which are integrated in their vehicles, one such brilliant development happened, when the company developed their immensely popular small car, Tata Nano. Tata Motor Group initiated the development of this fantastic car in year 2003, but it took about five to six years to complete the entire process and manufacture the end product. This small car is claimed to be one of the smallest cars prevalent in the world. It is also said to be the cheapest car in the Indian car market and has more than a million fans on a popular social networking website. This small car was first introduced in the Indian car bazaar in 2009 and the sales opened to frenzied bookings and long waiting periods. Riding high on the success of this small car, the company also has plans of launching the charming Tata Nano with other fuel options such as CNG and diesel as well. Recently, the company has also launched a Special Edition Tata Nano in three variants for the customers to choose from. The top end trim of this special edition variant is the Tata Nano LX SE and the company has bestowed this new entrant with some wonderful features. These impressive aspects which have been added to this special edition Tata Nano are a special edition sticker, body graphics and decals, a stylish set of light alloy wheels, a big glove box to store quite a few things in it and also a music system with speakers along with many other such wonderful features. This new Tata Nano is also acclaimed to be one of the most fuel efficient small cars in the country with an impressive mileage and a peppy engine. The petrol mill that is fitted in this small car is a 624cc power plant, which has been fitted with two cylinders and can attain a top speed of 105 kmph, which is rather incredible.
The special edition Tata Nano LX has been bestowed with some striking exterior features, which will certainly impress the customers. The frontage of this limited edition small car is quite trimly done up with a smart front grille, which is surrounded by a big head light cluster that is equipped with high intensity clear lens lamps along with the side turn blinkers. There is also a chrome finished insignia of the company embossed in the center between the head lamps. Below the bonnet is a small air dam on the body colored bumper, which is flanked by a pair of bright fog lamps, which enhances the visibility of the driver. The tinted front wind screen is quite large and is fitted with front washing and wiping system that has a two-speed plus intermittent wiper. The side profile is smooth and lustrous with body colored external rear view mirrors and door handles, which add to the beauty of this new special edition Tata Nano LX. While the neatly carved wheel arches have been fitted with an exclusive set of 12 inch light alloy wheels of size 4 B X 12, which have been covered with tubeless radial tyres. The tyre size of the front and rear wheels are different with the front tyre size coming to 135/70 R12, while the rear ones get a tyre size of 155/65 R12 along with a spare wheel of size 135/70 R12 , all of which have a better road grip. The rear end gets a sporty roof spoiler with clear lens tail lamps, which are radiant along with a couple of rear fog lamps as well to add to the elegance of this limited edition variant. The company has given this latest trim a roof beading as well, which further improves the sportiness of this small car. Apart from all these incredible aspects, this Special Edition Tata Nano LX also gets ‘Special Edition’ stickers on both the sides, which gives this small car and distinctive look. The doors of this limited edition small car get trendy decals and graphics, which further add up to the exclusiveness of this adorable vehicle. The Tata Nano LX Special Edition is fairly spacious and can easily accommodate four passengers effortlessly. This latest small car has an overall length of 3099mm along with a total height of 1495mm, which is without the inclusion of the external rear view mirrors. The overall height of this small car is 1652mm, while it has a good wheel base of 2230mm. This special edition small car has a minimum ground clearance of 180 meters along with a minimum turning radius of 4 meters. The company is offering this top end trim of Tata Nano LX SE in quite a few vibrant and lively exterior paint options. These include an elegant Champagne Gold finish, a delicate Meteor Silver finish, a refreshing Mojito Green finish, a vibrant Papaya Orange finish, a bright Pearl White finish and also a vivacious Sunshine Yellow metallic finish.
The insides of this Tata Nano SE are done up with finesse, which will certainly amaze the customers. The seating arrangement is quite comfortable with well cushioned seats, which have been covered with good quality beige fabric upholstery. The door pads and trim have been covered with premium beige fabric upholstery, which also has black vinyl in it as well. The dashboard gets a Barley beige color scheme, while the center fascia is finished in a chic silver metallic finish. The complete roof lining of this special edition trim is premium polyester fabric upholstery, which gives this small car a very fashionable look. The special edition Tata Nano LX has ‘A’ and ‘B’ pillar trims and a rear parcel shelf to keep a few things handy for the passengers. The instrument cluster is illuminated and has quite a number of notification and warning lamps such as an electronic trip meter, a fuel gauge and several other such notifications. This special edition small car gets a very responsive three spoke steering wheel as well, which helps in the maneuverability of this vehicle. This small car also has a boot space of 80 litres without folding the rear seat, but this can increase to about 500 litres with the seat folded to accommodate quite a few things in it.
Engine and Performance
The company has fitted this Tata Nano LX SE with a peppy and energetic 624cc petrol drive train . This lively power plant has been equipped with two cylinders and it also has the highly acclaimed multi point fuel injection (MPFI) supply system, which helps in generating good mileage. This active power train has the ability to churn out a peak power output of 37.24 Bhp at 5500 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 51 Nm at 4000 Rpm. This petrol drive train also has the ability to attain a top speed of 105 kmph and is skillfully coupled with a smooth and proficient 5 speed (4 forward and 1 reverse) manual gear box transmission . This competent gear box has synchromesh on all the four forward gears along with a sliding mesh on the single reverse gear and an overdrive on the fourth gear as well. This special edition variant has an approximate kerb weight of 635 kgs and it also has a fuel tank with a capacity to store 15 litres of petrol in it.
Braking and Handling
This special edition Tata Nano variant has been fitted with an efficient braking system along with a well balanced suspension mechanism as well. The front as well as the rear wheels has been fitted with 180mm diameter drum brakes for competent braking of this small car on any road conditions. The company has fitted a dual circuit type of a brake along with a vertical split that is operated by a tandem master cylinder, which also has a vacuum booster. On the other hand, the front axle of this special edition Tata Nano has been fitted with an independent suspension mechanism that has a lower wish bone and a McPherson strut, which also has gas filed dampers along with an anti roll bar as well. Whereas, the rear axle gets an independent semi trailing arm with a coil spring, which also gas filled shock absorbers as well . All these mechanisms put together ensure that this small car is perfectly under control of the driver.
The company has fitted this Tata Nano LX SE with some very crucial and essential safety aspects, which will make sure that the passengers as well as the vehicle are secure and protected. The inventory of these protective features comprises of central locking, tubeless radial tyres, a rear center high mounted stop lamp, laminated wind screen, a door lock on the driver as well as the front co-passenger side, booster assisted brakes for efficient braking, front and rear seat belts for added protection of the passengers, additional body reinforcements and also an intrusion beam, which is an integral feature through an innovative door system design. All these and a few other such aspects ensure that this small car is well protected along with its occupants.
The Tata Nano LX SE is the top end trim in the model lineup and the company has bestowed it with most of their best in class and incredible comfort functions. The list includes a commanding air conditioning unit with a heater, front power windows for the driver and co-passenger, a couple of cup holders in the front console, an anti glare internal rear view mirror, a gear shift console that also has a provision for a 12 V accessory socket , a cabin lamp, a magazine and coin holder in all the doors, a map pocket behind the driver as well as the front co-passenger seat with a separate plastic trim, front seat head rests, a sun visor each for the driver as well as the front co-passenger, integrated rear seat head rests, the driver as well as the front passenger seat has a slider and can be reclined back, front and rear assist grips, a low fuel warning lamp, rear seat can be folded, head lamp leveling function, which is an integral feature through an innovative suspension design. This special edition Tata Nano LX also gets an advanced and state of the art music system, which has an MP3 Player along with FM Radio and other input options such as iPod connectivity, USB interface and also an Aux-in port as well. The company has also given this special edition trim a couple of front door speakers as well.
Remarkably done up exteriors, lavish interiors, good mileage.
Lesser space for tall people and the engine lacks pickup and acceleration.