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Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XE

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Nano Twist XE Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    25.4 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    624 cc
  • BHP
  • Transmission
  • Boot Space
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Nano 2012-2015 Twist XE Review

The charismatic Tata Nano, which is manufactured by one of the biggest automobile manufacturers, Tata Group is designed to lure masses of all age groups to get themselves a chic and handy car. Discarding many of the luxury features, the price was brought down accommodating the buying capacity of its targeted customers. Eventually, it started to improvise the much appreciated hatchback with the features in demand by the current necessities. One such effort is the new Tata Nano Twist, that is made available in two variants of which Tata Nano Twist XE is the base trim. It is equipped with a small yet peppy engine that can displace 624cc. This mill is integrated with 2 cylinders and also an MPFI supply system to generate an impressive fuel economy. Its braking system is quite efficient with drum brakes for all its wheels. Whereas, the handling is taken care by the combination of independent wishbone, McPherson strut along with semi trailing arm with coil spring for better balance. Apart from these, the company has fitted it with quite a few comfort and safety aspects for attract the buyers. The list includes front and rear seat headrests, a digital clock that has LED display, an electronic tripmeter and a distance to empty for the fuel tank. Then there are safety functions like side intrusion beams, a set of tubeless tyres and a rear central high mounted rear stop lamp.


The outsides of this small car look simple and decent providing three classic exterior colors to chose from, which include meteor silver, royal gold and a serene white shade. It has black colored bumpers and door handles. The tip-tap external wing mirrors are also in black color. Then there are half wheel covers fitted to the steel wheels that are integrated in its neatly carved out arches. It also has an aerokit, which includes bumper with an air dam for better air intake. The windows as well as both the windshields are tinted. There is a single front 2-speed wiper and washer. There are clear lens headlamps along with side turn indicator and a bright tail lamp cluster as well. This hatch looks smaller from the outside, but it sure does have a lot of space internally. It has a total length of 3099mm along with an overall width of 1495mm (which does not include the outside rear view mirrors). Then its height is 1652mm and it has a decent wheelbase of 2230mm that can take in four passengers with ease. This small car has an impressive minimum ground clearance of 180mm and a fuel tank that can store up to 15 litres in it. This car weighs has an approximate kerb weight of around 660 Kgs. There seems to be ample boot space inside it with the capacity of storing luggage of about 80 litres. This can be further increased to a whopping 500 litres, when the rear bench seat is folded.


The seat upholstery comes in a trendy black fabric and the door trims too compliment them along with black vinyl. The dashboard is in a ebony black shade. It is also provided with a center fascia and has dual glove boxes, which helps in keeping quite a few things at hand. The front and rear speakers are in silver dust. Its A, B and C pillars are in black color as well, which is a standard feature for both its trims. An electronic tripmeter is provided along with a digital fuel gauge, which keeps the driver updated. It is also equipped with a three spoke steering wheel, which is fitted in the place of a two spoke one, which was in its older sibling. Apart from this, it has the standard cup or bottle holders as well as assist grips to further make it convenient to the passengers inside.

Engine and Performance:

The company has equipped this hatchback with a 2 cylinder based petrol engine that displaces about 624cc. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 37.5bhp at 5500rpm (+/- 250rpm) and a peak torque of 51Nm at 4000rpm (+/- 500rpm). This mill is integrated with a multi point fuel injection supply system, which helps in generating a better fuel efficiency. This small car can reach a maximum top speed of 105 kmph, which seems to be quite good for a car of this stature. It comes with a manual gear box transmission, which includes four forward and 1 reverse gear. There is a synchromesh on all its forward gears and sliding mesh on the reverse gear with overdrive on fourth gear.

Braking and Handling:

The braking system is equipped with a dual circuit, which is vertically split and operated by tandem master cylinder along with a vacuum booster. The front as well as the rear wheels are fitted with 180mm diameter based robust drum brakes. It has an electric power assisted steering system, which is quite responsive and makes the maneuvering of this vehicle very simple, even in peak traffic conditions. The other important aspect of its suspension mechanism is also taken care of. The front axle of this hatch is equipped with an independent, lower wishbone, McPherson strut, which also has gas filled dampers and an anti roll bar as well. Whereas, the rear axle has an independent semi trailing arm with coil springs and gas filled shock absorbers, which helps in keeping this small car well balanced at all times.

Comfort Features:

This Tata Nano Twist XE trim has got features that keeps all the passengers at ease. It has an electric power assisted steering, which comes in a brushless effect. There is a multi information display that comes with this hatchback, which displays crucial information to the driver that includes distance to empty display of the fuel tank as well as the average fuel economy that has been consumed by this vehicle along with a low fuel warning lamp too. Then, there is digital clock that has an LED display. There is a moderately powerful air conditioning unit provided for this hatchback along with well placed vents to keep the cabin air regulated. When it comes to its storage capacity on the inside, there are cup holders in front console, and a cabin lamp as a standard feature. The front seat has head rests, whereas the rear seats have got integrated headrests. The sunvisors are fitted for both the driver and co-passenger side, where the co-driver sunvisor has been provided with a vanity mirror. For the convenience of the driver, that seat has a slider that can be adjusted as per their individual preference and the rear bench seat is foldable to bring in additional utility value to it. This vehicle also has front and rear assist grips to aid the passengers.

Safety Features:

This car maker has given this hatchback quite a few safety features for the security as well as protection of its occupants. There are tubeless radial tyres that help to get a better grip on the roads. There is also a full size spare wheel affixed in the boot compartment along with the tool kit to change the tyre. This is a standard features across both the variants in this series. The rear center high mount stop lamp helps to alert the other vehicles coming from behind and further assists in safer driving. Additionally, it has booster assisted brakes for all its wheels, which further improves its braking mechanism on any road condition. Then there are the front and rear seat belts provided as a standard feature, which adds to the occupant safety. It also has additional body reinforcements such as intrusion beams that lessens the impact from any collision. All this put together makes this small car, one of the most liked vehicle in the country, which comes at an affordable price range.


1. It has improved comfort features.

2. Better safety than its predecessor.


1. Rear seat cabin space is smaller for taller people.

2. The wheel size is too small.

Key Specifications of Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XE

ARAI Mileage25.4 kmpl
City Mileage22.2 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)624
Max Power (bhp@rpm)37.5bhp@5500+/-250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)51Nm@4000+/-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 Twist XE

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Touch ScreenNo
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 SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XE Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypePetrol Engine
Displacement (cc)624
Max Power (bhp@rpm)37.5bhp@5500+/-250rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)51Nm@4000+/-500rpm
No. of cylinder2
Valves Per Cylinder2
Valve ConfigurationSOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Bore X Stroke73.5 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio10.3:1
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
Gear Box4 Speed
Drive TypeRWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage (ARAI)25.4
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)15
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
Top Speed (Kmph)105km/hr
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionIndependent, Lower WishBone, McPherson Struts With Gas-Filled Dampers & Anti-Roll Bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent, Semi Trailing Arm With Coil Spring
Shock Absorbers TypeGas Filled
Steering TypeManual
Turning Radius (Metres)4.0 meters
Front Brake TypeDrum
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Acceleration12.6 Seconds
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)12.6 Seconds
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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
Kerb Weight (Kg)700
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
Wheel Size12 Inch
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
Advance Safety FeaturesCenter High Mount Stop Lamp
Additional Body Reinforcements
Intrusion Beam
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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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
Touch Screen
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Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XE 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.

  • Papaya Orange
    Papaya Orange
  • Rouge Red
    Rouge Red
  • Serene White
    Serene White
  • Meteor Silver
    Meteor Silver
  • Cornflower Blue (NEW)
    Cornflower Blue (NEW)
  • Damson Purple
    Damson Purple
  • Royal Gold - Tata Nano
    Royal Gold - Tata Nano

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