Tata Nano


Americans may get to drive the $3000 budget car Tata Nano, at a revised price by 2015, if all goes well with the plans laid out by the automotive giant, Tata Motors.


It is no secret that Tata, the makers of Nano -- the world's cheapest car -- is getting ready to roll out new avatars of Nano in the country to revive its market. Now, in what appears to be a good sign of this, a new prototype of Nano Twist AMT has been spied near the company's Sanand plant.

Snapped by the folks at RushLane, the prototype of Nano Twist Active F-Tronic XTA AMT was seen painted in a new attractive red colour, which is currently not part of Nano's colour palette. Previously, the model was also spotted in Black colour, indicating that new Nano will be reaching the showrooms in new colour variants.

First showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, Nano Twist Active will have openable boot and the car is also likely to see changes at the front and rear end. The front end of the model is likely to get honeycomb grille and smoked headlamps.

Talking of the engine line-up of the upcoming Nano, the car is expected to get new twin-cylinder petrol engine that can generate a 38 PS of power and 51 Nm peak torque with Magneti Marelli-sourced F-Tronic automated manual transmission. Nano Twist AMT F-Tronic is expected to fall in the price range of ₹2.50 lakh to ₹2.65 lakh.

Rushlane also reported that the company has started the production of the new Nano model with a launch expected soon.

Currently, Tata retails Tata Nano STD, Tata Nano CX, Tata Nano LX, Tata Nano CNG CX and Tata Nano CNG LX variants in India.