Tata Motors is revamping its Nano market in India in a bid to boost its sales in the country. A new report of an automobile website claims that Tata Nano's exiting base variant will be soon discontinued in the country, and will be replaced by the new models with power steering.
Currently, Tata Nano is retailed in a total of seven trims - Tata Nano STD, CX, LX, New Nano, Nano Twist XT and Nano CNG eMax XM. A report of MotorBeam reveals that Tata Nano LX will be suspended from the Indian market, while the Nano CX will be replaced by Nano Twist XE.
Other models in the Nano line-up will be continued as it is now and the new Nano Twist XE will be positioned below Twist XT. Apparently, Tata has already stopped the production of this outgoing Nano LX and CX.
Talking of the new variant of Nano, Nano XE will get all the features of the current CX and in addition to this, there will also be EPAS (electric power assisted steering), larger steering wheel and the new instrument cluster. However, the car will not get Nano XT features like body coloured bumpers, full wheel caps, power windows, central locking and keyless entry. The new variant XE is likely to be offered in three colour options- white, silver and gold and is expected to get a price tag higher than the current CX model.
Tata is also expected to add Nano Twist AMT F-Tronic to the Nano portfolio by next year. Tata Nano AMT, which has been spied in the country dozens of times, is expected to get openable boot and the car will also sport changes at the rear and front. The power is likely to come from new three-cylinder petrol engine that can generate a power of 67ps.