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Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XT

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Nano Twist XT Overview

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

Tata Motors India has introduced the latest version in the Tata Nano model series christened as Tata Nano Twist XT and it is powered by the same 624cc engine that is also powering its existing variants. The company introduced this latest version with several new aspects in terms of safety and comforts. One of the most important comfort feature of this latest version is its power steering column that eases the efforts of driving by offering a precise response. This small hatch comes with a crumple zones that safeguards the occupants inside when collisions occur. It also features a twin glove box compartment for added convenience and storage, while the cabin lights inside comes with a dimming effect. In terms of exteriors, this latest version gets a tip-tap ORVMs along with full wheel caps and a sporty mesh rear bumper with stylish chrome accents. The company says that the electric power steering unit of this small hatch is designed by the ZF Friedrichshafen, a German company that also designed the 9-speed auto gearbox for the Tata's Land Rover. The company rolled out this new version under the umbrella of the Tata Motor's HORIZONEXT campaign, which will help the company to improve the products as per the requirements of the customers.


Exteriors :


The exteriors of this Tata Nano Twist XT remained mostly identical to the existing variants but few tweaks have been made to make it look more attractive. On the front facade, this latest edition has the large headlight cluster integrated with halogen lamps along with turn indicators. The bonnet is very sleekly designed and it is decorated with the company logo along with a chrome strip. Also the front bumper comes incorporated with the dynamic fog lights along with chrome inserts that accentuates the front facade. The front windscreen is very large and it is accompanied with wiper. Coming to the sides, the company has fitted the tip-tap styled outside rear view mirrors to the doors and its caps have been painted in body color. Furthermore the steel wheels are now fitted with full wheel covers that will add to the decent looks of side. On the other hand, the rear end of this small hatch received a sporty mesh rear bumper that provides better air intake to the engine cooling. Apart from these rest of the body design and structure of this vehicle remained to be the same as other existing variants. Currently the manufacturer is offering this latest version in a total of six striking exterior body paints such as Damson Purple, Dazzle Blue, Papaya Orange, Pearl White , Meteor Silver, and Royal Gold.


Interiors :


Coming to the interiors, this Tata Nano Twist XT comes with a newly designed instrument cluster with trendy fonts and LED gauge that refreshes the inside cabin. The speedometer comes with a new fonts, while the temperature and the fuel gauge comes with LED setup that makes it look stylish. Apart from this, the company also repositioned the digital trip meter along with clock that makes the instrument cluster look refreshing. While the rest of the interiors remained mostly identical to the earlier version. The interior cabin is blessed with a dual tone color scheme with seats along with door trims are covered with premium beige/sporty black fabric upholstery. This latest version is blessed with a twin glove box compartment that provides added storage and enhances the convenience. The dashboard in the front cabin is integrated with an all new AmphiStream music system along with AC unit and other control switches. The company is offering number of utility based features inside this small hatch including the 3-spoke steering wheel, digital fuel gauge, electric trip meter , integrated speakers, cup holders, bottle holders, and number of other necessary features.


Engine and Performance:


The company has rolled out this new trim by assembling it with the 2-cylinder, 624cc petrol power plant under the hood . This engine is incorporated with the multi-point fuel injection system that enables this motor to produce good performance and delivers optimum fuel efficiency. The maximum power produced by this engine is 37.5bhp at 5500 +/- 250rpm, while yielding a peak torque output of about 51Nm at 4000 +/-500rpm, which is good. The company has skillfully coupled this 2-cylinder engine with a 4-forward + 1-reverse manual transmission gearbox that powers the rear wheels and returns a staggering mileage of about 25.4 Kmpl. The company claims that the vehicle can achieve a top speed of about 105 Kmph, which is good for a vehicle of such caliber.


Braking and Handling:


Tata Motors hasn't compromised on the braking and handling aspects of this small hatch. It has blessed this latest version with an advanced dual circuit, vertical split braking system operated by tandem master cylinder with vacuum booster. This mechanism enhances the 180mm diameter drum brakes fitted to all the four wheels and delivers a reliable performance irrespective of road condition. Most impressive aspect about this Tata Nano Twist is its brush-less electric power assisted steering system that enhances the drive quality and offers an easy maneuvering in sharp corners and parking spots. The company integrated this steering with an Active Return system that returns the steering wheel back to its position when released after taking a turn. It also supports a small turning radius of 4-meters that makes it an ideal for crowded cities.


Comfort Features:


This trim comes with improved comfort and convenience features that certainly offers a joyful traveling experience. The list of comfort features include a remote key less entry, a proficient air conditioner unit with heater, front power windows, a 12V power socket, sun visor on driver and passenger side , front and rear seat headrest, magazine and coin holders on all doors, distance to empty display, average fuel economy display, digital clock and several other features. Apart from these, the company also installed a dash integrated AmphiStream music system with CD/MP3 player that also supports USB, AUX-In and Bluetooth connectivity.


Safety Features:


Tata Motors is offering this new version with improved safety aspects that protects the passengers to a greater extent. The company has designed this small hatch with a monocoque chasis with precisely engineered crumple zone that safeguards the passenger cabin in case of collisions. Other safety functions of this four wheeler includes a central locking system, center high mounted stop lamps , booster assisted brakes, additional body reinforcements, intrusion beam are just to name a few. 


Pros : Great fuel efficiency, advanced electric power steering system. 


Cons : Price needs to be competitive, appearance and style need to improve.

Key Specifications of Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XT

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 XT

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

Tata Nano 2012-2015 Twist XT 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 Stroke73.5mm X 73.5mm
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 TypePower
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)710
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 XT 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
  • Meteor Silver
    Meteor Silver
  • Pearl White
    Pearl White
  • Dazzle Blue
    Dazzle Blue
  • Damson Purple
    Damson Purple

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