Tata Motors' upcoming Nano Twist Active has been spotted undergoing testing on Indian roads again in what appears to be the production version of the car.
Tata has been testing its new Nano in the country actively for quite some time now. The latest spy shots have been posted by the folks at Rushlane who caught the car on test near Aravenu village in Nilgiris District.
In the latest images, the Nano Twist Active is seen donned in black colour, which was not on the Nano palette since its introduction in the country. Styling changes of the new variant are likely to include tweaks in the front and rear bumper and openable tailgate.
Tata unveiled the Nano Twist Active concept at the Auto Expo Delhi 2014 and is expected to make its entry into the market in 2015. The company is also working on the Nano Twist F-Tronic Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for India. The car was caught on the test earlier last week and is likely to make its debut in early 2015. When launched, Nano AMT will become India's most affordable automatic vehicle.
Tata Nano, a dream project of Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the Tata group, will be looking for a comeback in the market with its new avatars. If reports are to be believed, Tata is likely to price its upcoming vehicle in the ₹2.38 to ₹2.45 lakh range and the Twist AMT F-Tronic would carry a price tag around ₹2.50 lakh to ₹2.65 lakh.
Tata also had a plan to launch a diesel variant of Nano in the country, but later the company abandoned its plans citing the high cost of diesel technology.
At present, the car is available in five variants, which include Tata Nano STD, Tata Nano CX, Tata Nano LX, Tata Nano CNG CX and Tata Nano CNG LX.
The petrol variant of the car is powered by a 0.6-litre MPFI engine, which churns out a power of 37.4 bhp and a peak torque of 51 Nm and goes for a price ranging between ₹1.41 lakh and ₹2.58 lakh.