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A test mule of Tata's upcoming Nano Twist F-Tronic Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) has been once again caught on camera in the country, with the test kit mounted on wheels.

Tata Nano, the least expensive car, which was destined to become the common man's vehicle in the country, is now all set to hit the market in a new avatar.  The new Nano variant on test was spotted by RushLane, and it appears that the company is trying hard to drive away all the negativity around its Nano offering by giving it a makeover.

In the latest set of spy shots, Nano Twist AMT is seen hiding under camouflage, but with an extended measuring tool mounted on the rear wheels. While the exact purpose of the equipment is not known, it is being said that it could be a gadget to measure the horsepower of the car during its test.

Tata Nano, a dream project of Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the Tata group, had a crash landing in the domestic market due to various reason including pricing. Although Tata tried to give a new lease of life to Nano by introducing updated versions, the car could not find many takers in the country.

However, Tata was not ready to give up easily and the company recently launched Nano Twist with power steering in India and reports suggest that the sales of this new version is not all that bad.

Now in the Nano line up, Tata will also add Nano Twist Active and Nano Twist AMT F-Tronic. Tata unveiled Nano Twist Active concept at the Auto Expo Delhi 2014. The vehicle is expected to reach the market in early 2015 and is likely to come with new three cylinder petrol engine that can generate a power of 67PS and is expected to get new front-grille and openable tailgate.

If reports are to be believed Tata is likely to price its Nano Twist Active 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.