Tata Nano

Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world was launched in 2009. The rear engine, rear wheel drive hatch was Ratan Tata’s dream who at the time of the launch of the Nano was the Director of the Tata group. The hatch uses a 800cc petrol engine and in 2012 the manufacturer will be launching a diesel version of the Nano as well.

2015 Tata GenX Nano

Tata Motors Nano started its career as one of the cheapest car available in the Indian market but it was not well received amongst the Indian owners because of many reasons. Somehow Tata decided to give it a premium touch and launched the next generation Nano which although is based on the same platform but it surely did receive some premium features not only on its exterior but interior as well which actually made this small hatchback more practical and upmarket and now is a much more able city car.

Tata introduced the new Nano with an AMT gearbox and it was christened as GenX Nano Easy Shift (AMT) that’s a really long name considering the actual size of the car but jokes apart the new and improved Nano although uses the same twin cylinder 624 cc unit but the AMT 5 speed unit surely made some difference to it which is clearly visible. The AMT Kit that the Nano has used in this new hatch is also imported from Italy’s Magneti Marelli who also supplies the Kit to Maruti in India.

Although the bookings has already started for this new GenX Nano it will be launched soon in India so if you are thinking of getting your hands on a car which comes with an AMT transmission and do not actually have a huge budget then you should definitely go through this speculative review of the hatch provided below.

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EXTERIOR

Surely things has changed in this new Nano but it won’t be too hard to recognize the car instantly. Towards the front the new GenX Nano gets a smoked headlamp cluster which actually looks far better than the bald headlamps that were found in the earlier Nano hatch. The front bumper of the new car also has been restyled completely and it gets a new air dam which actually gives this small car a smiling face but more importantly the new air dams also helps to keep the engine cool which is placed towards the rear of the car. While you also notice round foglamps towards the lower front bumpers just on the front hood you will also notice a a piano-black hood garnish which adds a premium feel to the front.

There are not any noticeable changes made to the side profile of the hatch but you do get new wheel covers which add sporty appeal to the side profile. Walk towards the rear and you will be greeted with a surprise you will notice external release towards the rear boot area of the hat6ch which means that this new Nano now has a ususbale boot which can be opened only from outside though (No! You wont get any internal release switch or button), GenX Nano offers 94 Litres of claimed boot space inside which is good enough for a small suitcase or two or three laptop backpacks (depending on their size). The rear windshield also been redesigned because it now has an boot lid which could be opened.

DIMENSION

Overall Length 3164 mm
Overall Width 1750 mm (Without ORVM)
Overall Height 1652 mm
Wheelbase 2230 mm
Ground clearance 180 mm
Minimum Turning Circle Radius 4 m
Seating Capacity 4 persons
Fuel Tank Capacity 24 Litres
Luggage Space
XE, XM & XT, XMA, XTA (Easy Shift)
110 Litres 94 Litres

INTERIOR

Step inside this cute little car and the first thing that you will notice is a completely new steering wheel which looks like that it has been borrowed from the more premium cars like Zest or Bolt. The interior looks like has also improved and brings a fresh appeal to the overall cabin. The seats towards both the hatches front and rear remains unchanged though which do indicate that this Nano provides the same amount of comfort and Ergonomics like the previous car but you do get new upholstery inside which matches well with the overall changed exterior.

There is not much of change made to the dashboard but you do get the new sleek and sporty looking AMT gearbox which can surely change your mood. Take a closer look and you will notice that the instrument cluster also looks new and you do get an additional gear position indicator which will come in handy especially for those who will be using the AMT gearbox for the very first time. The boot surely make the Nano feel like a more proper car.

DRIVETRAIN

This may be a little disappointing for those who got interested while reading the above section, the GenX Nano still uses the same 624 Cc twin cylinder petrol unit which is capable of producing about 38 ps of peak power at 5000 rpm and 51 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. While Tata offers a new AMT gearbox but you can also get your hands on the 4 speed manual gearbox variant which was already available with the car. The fun fact is that the 5 speed AMT transmission is actually built on the new 4 speed manual gearbox by Italy’s Magneti Marelli.

I cannot assure you that adding this AMT has taken a toll on the performance part of this hatch because this car only has 38 Ps of poeak power on tap and adding the extra transmission unit has also added more weight to this car and now its almost 30 Kilograms heavier so it you do not need a genius here to understand that the car surely has lost some of its sportiness.

DRIVETRAIN

Engine Type 624 cc, 2 cylinders Gasoline, MPFI
Maximum Power 38 PS @ 5500 +/- 250 RPM
Maximum Torque 51 Nm @ 4000 +/- 500 RPM
Top Speed 105 kmph
Transmission XE, XM & XT
XMA, XTA (Easy Shift)
Manual
Easy Shift (Automated Manual Transmission)
with Sports Mode & Creep feature
Gears
XE, XM & XT
XMA, XTA (Easy Shift)
Four forward + one reverse speed
Five forward + one reverse speed

SAFETY FEATURES

According to Tata the new GenX Nano now comes with an advanced structural stability of this small hatch and that is also because of the fact that it now comes with an usuable boot lid. The New GenX Nano also gets an impressive 180 mm ground clearnce. While it also gets Impact Cushioning Crumple Zone.

PRICING

Below we have provided the new price details of the new Tata GenxNano:

- Tata GenX Nano XE with MT has been priced at INR 1.99 lakhs
- Tata GenX Nano XM with MT has been priced at INR 2.29 lakhs
- Tata GenX Nano XT with MT has been priced at INR 2.49 lakhs
- Tata GenX Nano XMA with AMT has been priced at INR 2.69 lakhs
- Tata GenX Nano XTA with AMT has been priced at INR 2.89 lakhs

COMPETITION

Maruti Alto800

The Alto800 is definitely the first car that comes to our mind when we start looking for a competitor for the Nano and why not this also happens to be second cheapest car which is avialble in the Indian market right now. The Alto 800 although uses a more powerful engine than the Nano which also returns more power and torque output and also stays on top of the list when you actually compare the comfort factor. You can go through our full review to get all the details of the Alto800 hatchback.

CONCLUSION

Tata has tried every single thing to revive the brand Nano but somehow they failed now they are desperately trying to shed the ‘Cheapest car’ tag from the hatch and trying to make it more upmarket and bring it in the same league as the other entry level offerings from auto manufacturers like Maruti and Hyundai. Hopefully with the AMT gearbox they will be able catch more attention of the young buyers towards this car and also because of the fact that this will also be the cheapest way to get hands on an AMT transmission equipped hatchback.

  • Leave it
    • Addition of the extra weight surely will rob some of the sport handling charactrestics of the hatch
    • Same engine
    • Low on power

Press Release

Tata Motors launches the GenX Nano range, its new compact hatch

A feature-rich range that comes with latest technological advancements and offers best-in-class technology and design engineering

Key highlights:

’Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission with ’Sports’ mode for enhanced accelaration and ’creep’ feature for heavy traffic maneuverability and parking ease.
Comes with Electric Power Assisted Steering (ePAS), designed for light steering, for easy maneuvering in tight parking and driving situations in cities.
Latest in design - Infinity motif grille, smoked headlamps, Tata signature steering wheel, sporty integrated tailgate spoiler
Comes with a 24 litre fuel tank for longer driving range
Convenience of a 110L luggage space in the MT and class leading interior space with 4% better shoulder room and 6% better legroom than competition*
Connectivity features like BluetoothTM, CD, Radio, USB & AUX-in and first-in-segment* Digital Information Display
Enhanced Safety - crumple zone, intrusion beams, anti-roll bar and SUV-like ground clearance
New range with Five variants - XE, XM, XT with Manual Transmission, XMA and XTA with Easy Shift AMT, catering to various needs of customer

The Nano continues to innovate and evolve in line with the needs of its customers. Taking the spirit of innovation further, Tata Motors today announced the launch of all-new GenX Nano range, a new compact, feature-rich hatchback for the trendy, youthful, bold and stylish customer. The new GenX Nano comes with advanced technological features which strengthens its value proposition, making it the perfect city car. The GenX Nano will be available for sale, across the country in over 450 Tata Motors sales outlets, from today.
The GenX Nano comes with a starting price of INR. 1.99 Lakhs, for the XE variant and goes upto INR 2.49 Lakhs, for the XT variant, in Manual Transmission. The Company has introduced two variants – XMA and XTA with ‘Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission. The XMA variant will be made-to-order and will be available for sales from August 2015. The XMA variant is priced at INR. 2.69 Lakhs and the top-end, XTA variant is priced at INR 2.89 Lakhs and is available post the national launch. All prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi.

Unveiling the GenX Nano at the launch ceremony - Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd., said, "The Nano has put India on the world motoring map by demonstrating innovation and frugal engineering. It continues to remain an important brand in our passenger vehicle portfolio and we have been constantly evolving the product to deliver the most relevant city car features like Easy Shift, Power Steering, the Hatch access, Bluetooth connectivity and so on, for the Indian market. The new GenX Nano is a smart, stylish, efficient and a practical city car which has strong potential in the compact hatch segment. After Zest and Bolt, the GenX Nano is our third offering under Horizonext and we continue to reach out to our customers with feature-rich products that offer best-in-class technology and design engineering."
The GenX Nano was conceived around two years ago, as a result of constant feedback from existing and potential consumers. The new range has been designed and developed by Tata Motors and its supplier teams to meet world-class quality standards and bring sheer driving pleasure to the young and dynamic customers. Under the Company’s Horizonext strategy, this smart city car has been developed under three core pillars of Designext, Drivenext and Connectnext and is targeted at the young and young at heart.

About the GenX Nano:

DESIGNEXT: With the GenX Nano, Tata Motors has introduced a new Infinity design theme, in which, the well sculpted front and rear bumpers come with an Infinity motif grille giving the car a solid and planted look. The 94 Litre boot-space in the AMT and 110 Litre boot- space in the MT version can now be accessed more easily, through the openable hatch. Stylish interiors will be available in fresh and first-in-segment* colour themes. It is equipped with the new generation Tata signature steering wheel which adds to the new-age feel of the driver’s cockpit. The car will come in seven exciting colours - Sangria Red (NEW), Persian Rose (NEW), Pearl White, Meteor Silver, Royal Gold, Dazzle Blue and Damson Purple.

DRIVENEXT: The new range comprises of five variants, three with a four-speed manual transmission (XE, XM, XT) and two variants (XMA, XTA) come equipped with a five-speed AMT gearbox which is branded as ’Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission. The GenX Nano is powered by a 624cc, multi-point fuel injected, water cooled, naturally aspirated, 2 cylinder gasoline engine with 2 valves per cylinder. The engine produces 38PS power @ 5500 RPM and 51 Nm torque @ 4000 RPM.
The GenX Nano ’Easy Shift’ AMT has an option of ’Sports’ mode for performance oriented drivers. For ease of maneuverability in heavy traffic and during parking, ’Easy Shift’ AMT comes with an in-built ’creep’ feature, which helps the car to crawl as soon as the pressure is eased off the brake pedal, without pressing the accelerator. The GenX Nano continues to have the Electric Power Assisted Steering (ePAS) designed for light steering and for easy maneuvering in tight parking and driving situations in cities

The new range comes with advanced structural stability and offers safety features like crumple zone to cushion frontal impact, reinforced body structure for enhanced frontal crash safety, robust side doors with intrusion beams for side crash protection, anti-roll bar for high speed stability and SUV-like ground clearance of 180 mm to tackle those rough patches on Indian roads.

The GenX Nano comes with a 24 litre fuel tank and has fuel efficiency of 23.6 Kmpl and 21.9 Kmpl, for manual and AMT variants respectively (as per ARAI certification).

May 19, 2015
Tata Motors launches the GenX Nano range, its new compact hatch

A feature-rich range that comes with latest technological advancements and offers best-in-class technology and design engineering
Key highlights:
’Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission with ’Sports’ mode for enhanced accelaration and ’creep’ feature for heavy traffic maneuverability and parking ease.
Comes with Electric Power Assisted Steering (ePAS), designed for light steering, for easy maneuvering in tight parking and driving situations in cities.
Latest in design - Infinity motif grille, smoked headlamps, Tata signature steering wheel, sporty integrated tailgate spoiler
Comes with a 24 litre fuel tank for longer driving range
Convenience of a 110L luggage space in the MT and class leading interior space with 4% better shoulder room and 6% better legroom than competition*
Connectivity features like BluetoothTM, CD, Radio, USB & AUX-in and first-in-segment* Digital Information Display
Enhanced Safety - crumple zone, intrusion beams, anti-roll bar and SUV-like ground clearance
New range with Five variants - XE, XM, XT with Manual Transmission, XMA and XTA with Easy Shift AMT, catering to various needs of customer
The Nano continues to innovate and evolve in line with the needs of its customers. Taking the spirit of innovation further, Tata Motors today announced the launch of all-new GenX Nano range, a new compact, feature-rich hatchback for the trendy, youthful, bold and stylish customer. The new GenX Nano comes with advanced technological features which strengthens its value proposition, making it the perfect city car. The GenX Nano will be available for sale, across the country in over 450 Tata Motors sales outlets, from today.
The GenX Nano comes with a starting price of INR. 1.99 Lakhs, for the XE variant and goes upto INR 2.49 Lakhs, for the XT variant, in Manual Transmission. The Company has introduced two variants – XMA and XTA with ‘Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission. The XMA variant will be made-to-order and will be available for sales from August 2015. The XMA variant is priced at INR. 2.69 Lakhs and the top-end, XTA variant is priced at INR 2.89 Lakhs and is available post the national launch. All prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi.
Unveiling the GenX Nano at the launch ceremony - Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd., said, "The Nano has put India on the world motoring map by demonstrating innovation and frugal engineering. It continues to remain an important brand in our passenger vehicle portfolio and we have been constantly evolving the product to deliver the most relevant city car features like Easy Shift, Power Steering, the Hatch access, Bluetooth connectivity and so on, for the Indian market. The new GenX Nano is a smart, stylish, efficient and a practical city car which has strong potential in the compact hatch segment. After Zest and Bolt, the GenX Nano is our third offering under Horizonext and we continue to reach out to our customers with feature-rich products that offer best-in-class technology and design engineering."
The GenX Nano was conceived around two years ago, as a result of constant feedback from existing and potential consumers. The new range has been designed and developed by Tata Motors and its supplier teams to meet world-class quality standards and bring sheer driving pleasure to the young and dynamic customers. Under the Company’s Horizonext strategy, this smart city car has been developed under three core pillars of Designext, Drivenext and Connectnext and is targeted at the young and young at heart.
About the GenX Nano:
DESIGNEXT: With the GenX Nano, Tata Motors has introduced a new Infinity design theme, in which, the well sculpted front and rear bumpers come with an Infinity motif grille giving the car a solid and planted look. The 94 Litre boot-space in the AMT and 110 Litre boot- space in the MT version can now be accessed more easily, through the openable hatch. Stylish interiors will be available in fresh and first-in-segment* colour themes. It is equipped with the new generation Tata signature steering wheel which adds to the new-age feel of the driver’s cockpit. The car will come in seven exciting colours - Sangria Red (NEW), Persian Rose (NEW), Pearl White, Meteor Silver, Royal Gold, Dazzle Blue and Damson Purple.
DRIVENEXT: The new range comprises of five variants, three with a four-speed manual transmission (XE, XM, XT) and two variants (XMA, XTA) come equipped with a five-speed AMT gearbox which is branded as ’Easy Shift’ Automated Manual Transmission. The GenX Nano is powered by a 624cc, multi-point fuel injected, water cooled, naturally aspirated, 2 cylinder gasoline engine with 2 valves per cylinder. The engine produces 38PS power @ 5500 RPM and 51 Nm torque @ 4000 RPM.
The GenX Nano ’Easy Shift’ AMT has an option of ’Sports’ mode for performance oriented drivers. For ease of maneuverability in heavy traffic and during parking, ’Easy Shift’ AMT comes with an in-built ’creep’ feature, which helps the car to crawl as soon as the pressure is eased off the brake pedal, without pressing the accelerator. The GenX Nano continues to have the Electric Power Assisted Steering (ePAS) designed for light steering and for easy maneuvering in tight parking and driving situations in cities.
The new range comes with advanced structural stability and offers safety features like crumple zone to cushion frontal impact, reinforced body structure for enhanced frontal crash safety, robust side doors with intrusion beams for side crash protection, anti-roll bar for high speed stability and SUV-like ground clearance of 180 mm to tackle those rough patches on Indian roads.

The GenX Nano comes with a 24 litre fuel tank and has fuel efficiency of 23.6 Kmpl and 21.9 Kmpl, for manual and AMT variants respectively (as per ARAI certification).
CONNECTNEXT: Targeted for the youth, the GenX Nano also comes loaded with connectivity features — four speakers with surround sound effect mated to AmphiStream™ music system. This AmphiStream™ music system is compatible with first-in-segment, Bluetooth™, CD, Radio, USB and AUX-in options for today’s connected generation. The car also comes with Digital Information Display with features like Average & Instantaneous Fuel Consumption^, Distance to Empty & Gear Shift Indicator^.

Tata Motors has also introduced a wide range of specially designed GenX Nano accessories like Door Visors, Sunroof, Art Leather Seat Covers, Decals, Body kit, Reverse Parking Sensors, Remote Controlled Hatch Release etc., which will also be available at the dealerships.

With all these features, the GenX Nano is the coolest compact hatch in town and also comes with low cost-of-ownership. The Company will continue to offer the new range with the best-in-segment warranty of 4 years or 60,000 km (whichever is earlier).

The GenX Marketing
Tata Motors launched an exclusive and exciting campaign in April 2015 for all existing Nano Customers called, Power of 1+1 programme. Through this unique programme, Nano owners were offered the best market price for their old Nanos and were also offered a special bonus of INR. 20,000 in addition to the price of the old car. Additionally, Nano customers could also enroll into a referral programme, through which they would be awarded a cash prize of INR 5,000 for every referral. Due to an encouraging response, the Company will extend this programme till 30th June.
For GenX Nano, the company has a well-rounded micro-marketing strategy in place to cater to three broad customer groups, identified as the key Nano customers - the First Time Buyer, The Additional Car Buyer and The Replacement (Solus) Car buyer. This approach will encompass using various channels including television ads, print ads, digital & social media, mobile marketing, experiential marketing in urban and in emerging markets and dealership activations. Besides the Nano, the Company will also innovate in each of these platforms like motion-gesture technology on digital to ensure an exciting and effective communication package.

Tata Motors has also tied-up with preferred financial partners for attractive interest rates on car loans.

With the launch of Zest and Bolt, a new profile of customers has been visiting Tata Motors showrooms. The Passenger Vehicles Business has witnessed a growth in the last 4 months and in April 2015 has recorded the highest growth at 37%. With the addition of the GenX Nano in the offering, the Company is all geared to expand its sales network from around 450 outlets to 1,500 outlets in the next 5 years. This year, the Company will add 200 outlets, across the country.
Tata Motors has a clear vision to be the most-admired by our valued customers, employees, business partners and shareholders for the rich and value-added experience the Company provides. As part of the Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicle transformation, changing customer needs commands a lot of attention. Hence, enhancing the purchase experience for customers is an intrinsic part of customer engagement process at Tata Motors.

To book the GenX Nano online, customers can visit: https://bookonline.tatamotors.com/book-a-car/nano

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Independence Day Special: 5 Indian Cars Which Made All The Difference
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Independence Day Special: 5 Indian Cars Which Made All The Difference

On this auspicious occasion of Independence Day we actually decided to do something different. We know all of you are in happy cheerful holiday mood and enjoying this special day with your family and close friends we actually decided to look back and enjoy some proud moments from the Indian automotive world.

Here is a quick look at 6 of the very special Indian cars which has made all the difference in the Indian automotive scenario and even made our India proud in International market as well.

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Someone tried drifting with Nano: Video

Tata Nano is world’s smallest passenger vehicle
Someone tried drifting with Nano: Video

Tata Nano has been a revolutionary car from the Tata Motors. The car was launched quite a few years ago, but it is yet to grab a far4e share of the market. The Indian auto manufacturer is still betting on it. The Nano might not be a racer’s dream or drifter’s eye candy. But it is practical; it is cheaper than any other car. And most effectively, the Nano can get to from point A to point B. Here in this video you will find a Tata Nano drifting. Not a very good idea we must admit. But drifting this small car is fun, which is undeniable. Tata Nano is powered by a 624 cc MPFI dual cylinder engine which is mated to a manual gearbox. It generates 38 PS of peak power and 51 Nm of peak torque. Check the video here.

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2016 Tata Nano Pelican

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2016 Tata Nano Pelican

Tata Nano is the revolutionary small hatchback from the house of Tata Motors, which was introduced in 2008. The Nano was launched with lots of expectation, but the small car couldn’t cash on the hype it created before launch. World’s cheapest car couldn’t fetch in desired sales figure. But interestingly, Tata Motors’ didn’t give up on the Nano. Despite being not so successful car Tata Motors constantly tried to improve the Nano, and later launched the GenX Nano. Now the Tata Motors is set to introduce the Tata Nano Pelican, which will be a heavily redesigned version of the small hatchback.

Expect the Tata Nano Pelican to be based on the Tata Nano Europa Concept showcased at 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Tata Nano Pelican also bears the design cues from Tata Nano Twist Active Concept. This small hatchback will be positioned between the GenX Nano and the Tata Tiago. The Nano Pelican sports significant changes at exterior and inside the cabin compare to the standard Nano. The Nano Pelican is expected to come with mechanical changes as well.

Recently a test mule of the Tata Nano Pelican was spied near Pune, which suggests the car might come out of cover in near future.

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Tata Motors launched the Nano GenX last year, which received an AMT gearbox as well, all to enhance the appeal of the model. But things didn’t go as expected. In 2012 financial year Tata Motors sold a total of 74524 units of Nano, while the figure declined to 16901 units in 2015 financial year. In 2016 financial year the Nano sold only 21012 units with a little recovery.

The upcoming Tata small car will compete against the very popular Renault Kwid, which was launched few months back. The Indian origin automaker is still tight lipped about its upcoming small Nano based model, but rumor is that the car would receive a 1.0 litre petrol engine despite having 800 cc diesel engine in its stable, which will put it on par with the 1.0 litre Renault Kwid, which was showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. The new hatchback will be designed based on the IMPACT design language, which we have seen in the Tata Tiago, Tata Kite 5. The Nano based small car will; take on the Hyundai Eon, Maruti-Suzuki Alto 800 Datsun Redi as well alongside the Renault Kwid. The launch time is unknown yet, but the car would be priced around Rs 3.20 lakh to Rs. 5.54 lakh.

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Bollywood’s "Dream Girl" gets herself a Tata Nano

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Bollywood's "Dream Girl" gets herself a Tata Nano
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Recently Hema Malini tweeted two photographs which show herself inside the purple coloured Tata Nano GenX Nano. She even tweeted by wishing, she would be able to drive the car herself in the city.

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While many big names of the Auto manufacturing industry are actually planning to develop autonomous self driving cars which are actually equipped with many new technologies then how can our India stay behind.

DR Roshy John successfully develops India’s first driverless car, he started this project around 5 years ago when most of us had no clue about the autonomous vehicles. The reason why he actually started developing the driverless car is because he really felt that the need of driverless cars when one day he watched his driver almost sleeping behind the steering wheel while he was actually returning late at night from the airport.

He actually started the project by using the technology that he is going to use on a simulator while he created this car model and virtual city with all the possible obstructions. They did perform a lot of experiments on this simulator before actually building the real thing. They have then equipped a car with multiple cameras and capture images which could be used to tune the autonomous car accordingly.

Then DR Roshy John brought a completely new Tata Nano and fitted the car with all the sensors and the equipment which are needed to run the car successfully without a driver.

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Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles

Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles
Tata Motors launches Celebration Edition range of passenger vehicles

As the great Indian festive season is nearing, every auto manufacturer is trying to woo the potential customers with their range of special edition cars. Tata Motors is not out of the race, and they also just launched a range of special edition cars for their passenger vehicles keeping an eye on the upcoming festive season.

Available for sale starting 13th October, the celebration edition ranges comprise of Tata Bolt, Tata GenX Nano, Tata Safari Storme and Tata Indigo with special celebration kits. The Tata Zest Anniversary edition will also join this range. This range will be on sale till 15th November, 2015. All these special edition cars will come with various unique features, which will sort these cars out of the league. Not only that. Tata Motors has also introduced a special festive season Cash Back Bonanza offer. In this offer, customers buying Tata cars between 1st October and 15th November; will get a chance to win a minimum cash back of INR. 2000 going up to INR. 50,000. Few lucky customers will get a chance to win 50% or 100% cash back.

Mr. Mayank Pareek of Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors has said, "As we enter the auspicious season, we wish all our customers compliments of the season. Festive season is all about celebrations and we want to partner with our customers to provide them the joy of mobility with the celebration edition range. Designed and developed with state-of-the-art features, this range exemplifies the Company’s focus on best-in-class products with a festive touch. We will continue to strive towards offering exciting products as we move ahead and hope to see our brand evolve as a winner in the years to come."

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Tata Motors showcased Rally Bolt, GenX Nano and Safari Storme at the Big Boys Toys Expo 2015

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Tata Motors showcased Rally Bolt, GenX Nano and Safari Storme at the Big Boys Toys Expo 2015
Tata Motors showcased Rally Bolt, GenX Nano and Safari Storme at the Big Boys Toys Expo 2015
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Tata Motors showcased Rally Bolt, GenX Nano and Safari Storme at the Big Boys Toys Expo 2015
Tata Motors showcased Rally Bolt, GenX Nano and Safari Storme at the Big Boys Toys Expo 2015

Tata Motors showcased a range of popular passenger vehicles at the Big Boys Toys Expo 2015 in Mumbai. In this Auto expo the homegrown auto manufacturer showcased accessorized versions of the Tata Bolt, compact hatchback Tata GenX Nano and SUV Tata Safari Storme.

The recently introduced Tata Bolt is a popular hatchback from the Tata Motors, the modified hatchback showcased here was in its Rally avatar. This completely new and sporty looking Rally Bolt has seats with 5 point safety harness, Alloy Wheels with Rally Tyres and Rally Livery like accessories.

Tata Nano has been the revolutionary small hatchback from Tata Motors, and the latest version of this car is the GenX Nano. The stylish, feature packed and trendy compact hatchback GenX Nano Easy Shift, was also displayed with body kit, spoiler, sunroof, body graphics, alloy wheels door visor, remote controlled hatch release, attractive leather seat covers with cushions and carpet.

The last car which was displayed there was the Tata Safari Storme. This SUV also has been the answer to several foreign manufacturer made SUVs, and it was showcased in the event as a fully accessorized off road vehicle. This car was loaded with a hood scoop, hood deflector, personal navigation device from Garmin, roof mounted fog lamps, day time running light, tail gate mounted cycle carrier, front bumper mounted fog lamps, car awning, laser shades, door visor, chrome elements, chiller cum warmer, seat organizer, coat hanger, rubber mats, seat covers and alloy wheels with mud terrain tyres.

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GenX Nano launching 25 Under 25® in association with Campus Diaries

GenX Nano launching 25 Under 25® in association with Campus Diaries

GenX Nano launching 25 Under 25® in association with Campus Diaries
GenX Nano launching 25 Under 25® in association with Campus Diaries
GenX Nano launching 25 Under 25® in association with Campus Diaries
GenX Nano launching 25 Under 25® in association with Campus Diaries

While Tata Nano was launched as the people’s car in India, GenX Nano has been named as the Nano for the next generation, targeting the youth. Recently Tata Nano launched ‘25 Under 25’, which is the biggest talent hunt competition for India’s brightest stars under the age of 25. Nano launched this program in association with the Campus Diaries.

Through this unique program Tata Nano and Campus Diaries are aiming to bring best talents from all around the country in four professional categories, which are Science and Tech, Art and Design, Photography and Writing. Talking about the event Mr. Sumit Saurav, who is the CEO of Campus Diaries, has said, “This program is not just about honoring a new generation of leaders; it is also about shining a spotlight on the economic, social and community impact of India’s youth. All it takes is belief, vision and a resourceful use of talent.”

He also urged the Indian youth at large to participate in the competition and take up the challenge. Talking about their association with Campus Diaries in this program, Ms. Delna Avari, who is the Head of Marketing Communication and Services, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, has said, “We are delighted that we are associating with Campus Diaries for yet another unique platform for the youth. The Nano has been a path-breaking innovation and in many ways, a game-changer. Brand Nano has been at the center of many associations with the youth of this country.

With 25 UNDER 25® we want to provide a platform for the undiscovered talent and hope to recognise and empower India’s best 25 change makers below the age of 25.”

The awards program for this competition will culminate in the 25 Under 25® Summit, where the winners will get a chance to meet Mr. Noah Rosenberg (Founder, CEO, Chief Editor, Narratively), Appupen (Comic Creator and Artist, Graphic Novelist for Halalala) and Jessica Walsh (Designer, Art Director at Sagmeister and Walsh).

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Tata Motors sets a benchmark by delivering 1100 cars in one day

Tata Motors sets a benchmark by delivering 1100 cars in one day

Tata Motors sets a benchmark by delivering 1100 cars in one day

Tata Motors celebrates the Ganesh Chaturthi in new style. They delivered 1100 passenger vehicles in a single day in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

In Maharashtra only, where Ganesh Chaturthi is the biggest festival indeed, Tata Motors delivered more than 700 cars in a single day. Apart from that they also delivered more than 400 units of various passenger vehicles in the states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. The vehicles of choice were specially concentrated to the Tata Zest, Tata Bolt and Tata GenX Nano.

It is nothing new, that during festive season Indian customers opt for buying cars. Therefore Tata Motors saw a huge demand for these cars in major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Raipur and Bhopal.

Speaking on this special occasion Mr. Ashesh Dhar, who is the National Sales Head of Passenger Vehicles Business, Tata Motors said, “The festive season exudes enthusiasm, excitement, anticipation, and energy. With the beginning of this auspicious festival, we are proud and humbled by the support and trust provided by our customers. We are excited to be a part of this celebration by delivering the joy of mobility to so many families. With the Zest, Bolt and the GenX Nano witnessing growing momentum in the market, we yet again, confidently testify the value and trust we offer to our customers.”

Incidentally, as the great India festive season has just started, Tata Motors is expecting consumer sentiments to be positive during the upcoming festive season this year. They are preparing themselves to deliver the vehicles to the customers in time. Tata Motors is also trying to woo the potential customers by offering exciting festive season packages for its passenger vehicles.

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Tata Nano Covers 7000 Km & Reaches Highest Battlefield On Earth

Tata Nano Covers 7000 Km & Reaches Highest Battlefield On Earth

Tata Nano Covers 7000 Km & Reaches Highest Battlefield On Earth

Remember the time when Tata Nano came in Indian market with so many hype? There were appreciation about the car, but mostly the feeling was all skepticism and contempt. Almost 90% people doubted about the said ability of this car. Time passed by, and people nodded to Nano with much enthusiasm and expectation. Now even Nano is serving the adventurous purpose to those adrenaline junkies too.

Recently one such adventurer from Asansol, West Bengal, Dr. Varun Vagisah went to the highest battleground of the earth, which is the base camp of Siachen glacier located in Ladakh with his Tata Nano. That must be encouraging to many other people who loves adventurer and also owns the Tata Nano, as it is already proved that this car is very much capable of taking on the tough strain of such tumultuous terrains.

Dr. Varun Vagisah’s journey began at Asansol, his hometown, and he crossed 7000 kms in 20 days with his loved Nano. In his way to the base camp of Siachen glacier Mr. Vagisah has gone through the most rugged Himalayan terrains as well as very much unpredictable weathers, he also climbed the world’s highest motorable pass Khardung La (18380 feet) as well as other passes like Chang La, Zozi La, Fotu La, Namik La.

After achieving his goal Mr. Varun said, “As Nano is a rear wheel drive car, it was a mobile powerhouse while climbing the steep inclines of the highest mountain passes. As well as the lowest turning radius was also very helpful in easily maneuvering the vehicle on so many sharp curves.” It took him just 30 minutes to climb the 16 km stretch from North Pulu to Khardung La, which is world’s highest motorable pass. During this whole journey the Nano travelled almost 800 kms in plains.

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2015 Tata GenX Nano

2015 Tata GenX Nano

2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano
2015 Tata GenX Nano

Tata Motors Nano started its career as one of the cheapest car available in the Indian market but it was not well received amongst the Indian owners because of many reasons. Somehow Tata decided to give it a premium touch and launched the next generation Nano which although is based on the same platform but it surely did receive some premium features not only on its exterior but interior as well which actually made this small hatchback more practical and upmarket and now is a much more able city car.

Tata introduced the new Nano with an AMT gearbox and it was christened as GenX Nano Easy Shift (AMT) that’s a really long name considering the actual size of the car but jokes apart the new and improved Nano although uses the same twin cylinder 624 cc unit but the AMT 5 speed unit surely made some difference to it which is clearly visible. The AMT Kit that the Nano has used in this new hatch is also imported from Italy’s Magneti Marelli who also supplies the Kit to Maruti in India.

Although the bookings has already started for this new GenX Nano it will be launched soon in India so if you are thinking of getting your hands on a car which comes with an AMT transmission and do not actually have a huge budget then you should definitely go through this speculative review of the hatch provided below.

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Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today

Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today

Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today
Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today
Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today
Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today
Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today
Tata Motors Launched The GenX Nano In India Today

Tata Motors today launched the new generation Nano in India, the new GenX Nano prices starts at around INR. 1.99 Lakhs whereas the AMT range in the Genx Nano starts from INR. 2.69 Lakhs. (All prices above are ex-showroom Delhi).

Although there are no mechanical changes under the hood and the GenX Nano still is powered by the same 624 cc twin-cylinder engine which produces an impressive 38.19 Ps of peak power and 51 NM of torque. This particular engine has been mated to a 4 speed manual gearbox while the new GenX Nano also gets the 5 speed automated manual transmission. While the GenX Nano with Manual transmission promises to return 23.6 Km/l on the other hand the AMT transmission returns about 21.9 Km/l (All these reports are based on ARAI test results).

Coming to the styling part the new GenX Nano surely received plenty of styling tweaks on its exterior, towards the front the new small hatch gets smoked headlamp cluster, a Piano Black grille which Tata is calling new Infinity Motif Grille, the front bumper also has been tweaked and has been integrated with larger fog lamps while towards the rear it gets sporty integrated roof spoiler surprisingly! For the very first time the new Nano also gets a fully functional bootlid which also comes with 110 Litres of boot space at the rear.

The GenX Nano also gets two new shades which come in the form of Sangria Red and Persian Rose. While inside you do get a new Tata’s signature steering wheel which is also available with the Bolt and the Zest. The rest of the changes include satin cappuccino finish on the central console, while the seat fabrics too look new. The AMT transmission on the car has been designed by Magnetti Marelli what is even more interesting is the fact that this transmission also gets a creep function and even a sports mode.

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Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped

Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped

Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped
Recap Of Recent News Stories That You Might Have Skipped

These are some of the top stories that you might have skipped previous week:

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Tata Launches Nano Twist XE With Power Steering at a Price of Rs. 2 Lakhs

Tata Launches Nano Twist XE With Power Steering at a Price of Rs. 2 Lakhs

Tata Launches Nano Twist XE With Power Steering at a Price of Rs. 2 Lakhs

Few days back Tata Motors had launched their ‘most affordable’ Nano in a new avatar and name, Nano Twist. Now Tata has launched the most basic variant of the car XE which is priced at Rs. 2.0 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), and it is ranked under the XT trim. So just when we were thinking that Tata Nano is no more the cheapest car, this new trim was launched and it is now the most affordable car at this price range.

However, it must also be noted that Tata has not compromised with the features; rather the XE trim comes with power steering, air-conditioner, all black dashboard and front seat headrests in its interior and black bumpers, door handles, side mirrors, chrome strips at the front and rear, fog lamps, full wheel covers, roof-mounted antenna and roof spoiler at its exterior.

Tata Nano XE will be available in two shades - meteor silver and royal gold and will retain the same 2-cylinder, MPFi, 624 cc engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission gearbox like any other variants. The features that have been excluded in this trim are – heater (a function in the AC), front power windows, music system, central locking and rear parcel shelf.

This really comes as a good news for many families who were planning to buy an affordable entry level hatchback under Rs. 3 lakhs price range. Tata Nano Twist currently competes with other hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Alto 800.

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A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!

A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!

A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!
A 230 Bhp Super Nano: Are You Kidding Me!

When we talk about the Tata Nano what is the first thing that comes to your mind is an image of a small cute car with small heart which helps you to reach from point A to Point B. Now you will be surprised and might even jump out of your chair if we say the Nano you are viewing in these images produces an amazing 230 Bhp of peak power.

Shocked right? At the Autocar performance show this year JA Motorsport which is a Coimbatore based company has actually built a Nano which comes with Supercar like capabilities. Choosing the Nano for this project was a good idea because this is an ideal car to perform this type of experiment. First of all it is a rear engine, rear wheel drive car which also weighs less. The Super Nano is actually powered by a 1.3 Litre engine which produces about 230 bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of torque, usually the standard Nano can reach a top speed of 100 km/h without any trouble but this Super Nano with all those power available on tap can reach a top speed of 170+ km/h mark (Not tested yet). It can even accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in about 6 seconds while although the top speed has not been recorded yet but with all that amount of power and torque and that lightweight chassis we won’t be too surprised if it even hits the 200 km/h mark.

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No Diesel Nano plans from Tata's end

No Diesel Nano plans from Tata’s end

No Diesel Nano plans from Tata's end

Tata Motors has decided to lay aside all its plans to launch a diesel version of the Nano city car. In the recent past, when the gap between the price of petrol and diesel was so wide the sale of petrol powered cars had slumped. Ever since, prices of both forms of fuel have stabilized, in fact diesel prices are steadily rising and this reflects in the current market scenario.

For the small car buyer, petrol powered cars are still the logical choice and hence, the need for a Nano diesel seems to have died down. That said, Tata Motors have invested a lot of time and money into the project which involved German component maker Bosch. It is a known fact that a diesel engine would raise the price of the car even further and add to that, the lackluster demand for the car, so Tata Motors decided to put the project on hold. Instead, Tata Motors will be concentrating on making the petrol powered Nano even more attractive for the buyer. The 2013 Tata Nano has been improved on multiple levels. The engine is more refined, the gearbox has been improved. The NVH levels too have reduced quite a bit. In place of the 800 cc turbocharged diesel engine that was planned for the Nano, Tata Motors is believed to be working on a three-cylinder petrol engine instead, this would give the Nano more power and low engine noise.

Tata Motors also plans to launch an AMT equipped Nano soon. However shelving the diesel for the time being does make sense, in my opinion.

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2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept

2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept

2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept
2014 Tata Nano Twist Active Concept

We just got back from the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. What an exciting few days we have had. Tata Motors had promised a whole new line up of cars for this year’s expo and keeping with the promise, the company unveiled two new products ahead of the show. The Zest and the Bolt along with the much anticipated Tata Nano Twist Active Concept.

You must have already read about the Zest compact sedan and the Bolt hatchback. Now, it is time to tell you more about the Nano Twist Active Concept. Tata Motors unveiled the new concept on the second day of the expo and we were left guessing on day 1.

The Tata Nano Twist Active is based on the Nano Twist which was recently launched in the market. The Nano Twist gets an electronic power steering- the first assisted steering option on the Nano. The Active concept adds an access door for the rear luggage compartment.

The Nano Twist Active concept also showcased a facelift design with a black front garnish housing the Tata emblem. The front and rear bumpers get new air-intakes and breathers, among other bits. The car will continue to use the 624 cc twin-cylinder petrol engine with 38 PS of power and a 4-speed manual transmission. A 5-speed automated manual version is also on the cards.

Click past the jump to read more about the Nano Twist Active Concept.

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2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Tata Nano Twist, Automatic and new variants

2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Tata Nano Twist, Automatic and new variants

2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Tata Nano Twist, Automatic and new variants

With just a few hours left until the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo opens for the media, the fanfare has already begun. Yesterday, Tata Motors revealed two brand new products. The Tata Bolt hatchback and the Tata Zest compact sedan.

Of course, tomorrow is the big day. A day when we would runabout the premises of the expo covering the high intensity action from up close. And what’s exciting is that Tata Motors has lined up a hall full of brand new products. Not just facelifts, they include substantial upgrades and car built from the ground up.

One such car that will be the center of attention is the Tata Nano. It is the most cheapest car you can buy and Tata has recently given it a thorough makeover. The company recently launched the Nano Twist complete with an electric power steering. An automatic version of the Nano will be a car to watch out for at the expo.

Much like the Maruti Celerio, the Nano AMT could become the cheapest automatic in the market. Finally, there’s the Nano with a tail gate. A feature we’ve been waiting for year’s since the first Nano rolled off the production line.

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Tata Nano could get an automatic gearbox

Tata Nano could get an automatic gearbox

Tata Nano could get an automatic gearbox

Tata Motors has now given the Nano a power assisted steering option. So, those buyers who thought the Nano needed one have nothing more to complain about. The Nano Twist is now available across India at a cost of INR 2.36 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

Despite the fact that the Nano hasn’t seen its sales pick up for quite sometime now, Tata Motors is hard at work trying to make the Nano as attractive a product as possible. They began by transforming the brand image of the 2013 Nano, this time targeting the younger buyer.

The Nano’s evolution is an ongoing process and we could see more variations in the near future. When asked about the possibility of an automatic transmission option, Tata Motors’ Girish Wagh told reporters that the company is evaluating a cost-effective automatic tranny for the Nano.

If plans of an automatic gearbox for the Nano do move forward, we could see a CVT equipped Nano soon. The introduction of a CVT automatic or even an automated manual, much like the one of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio would work wonders for the product. The combination of power steering and an automatic gearbox could bring more first-time buyers to the brand.

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2014 Tata Nano Twist XT

2014 Tata Nano Twist XT

2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT
2014 Tata Nano Twist XT

The world’s cheapest car has been given a much deserved mid-life makeover. Tata Motors has updated the exterior styling while adding a few nifty features on the interior. The basic bodyshell remaining the same, Tata Motors’ designers have been successful at adding a fresh new look to the Nano.

The Nano started off as a people’s car of India, promoted as a replacement for bikes and scooters. Over the years, this strategy was seen failing and the company had to come up with a new brand push to reverse the slump in sales of the Nano.

Targeting the youth of the country was seen as a solution. This meant redesigning the car with a more funky exterior and ergonomic, modern interior. Thus, the 2013 Tata Nano was born, this time to woo a younger target group. The exterior of the new Nano now gets more chrome and fresh, eye-catching color schemes. On the inside, new funky speaker surrounds and audio system have been added among other toys that the average 25 year old needs.

The engine remains the same with a 624 cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 38 PS and 48 Nm of torque coupled to a 4-speed manual gearbox which has been revised for better shift quality. Tata Motors has also improved the NVH levels on the 2013 model.

The Tata Nano Twist XT is their latest offering complete with power-assisted steering. Apart from this addition, not much has changed on the Nano Twist. If you were held back just because you found the Nano’s steering a bit heavy, the Nano Twist should solve your worries.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Nano Twist XT.

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New power steering for Tata Nano

New power steering for Tata Nano

New power steering for Tata Nano

There has been lot of complaints from people that the entry level car from Tata lacks a power steering which effects its handling badly. The Nano is struggling with its sales figures for the past few months, even after all the effort Tata has taken in promoting the product and building its image.

So in order to overcome the problem Tata have decided to fit a new ZF manufactured power steering unit in the middle and top end variant of the Nano, which will be christened as ‘Nano Twist’. The new upgrade will be a part of the Tata Motors’ new ‘Horizonext’ strategy whose main aim was to develop the existing products lineup. It can be expected that Tata will price the new Nano Twist approximately Rs. 15,000 more than the standard Nano without the power steering which will also be sold alongside the new power steering variant.

The ZF power steering will definitely be helpful for this small hatch in improving its handling because the heavy steering has always been a big setback for this rear wheel driven car and Tata have not made any major mechanical upgrades to the Nano since its launch in the year 2009, thus this will definitely be one major mechanical upgrade for this small car.

Tata Nano is currently offered with five variants which include the Nano STD, Nano CX, Nano LX, Nano CNG CX and Nano CNG LX. It is powered by a 624 cc petrol engine which generates 37.4 BHP of maximum power and 51 Nm of torque.

We can hope that the new power steering will definitely improve the handling characteristics of the car which in turn will help in improving its sales figures.

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Tata Nano is the most trusted brand in the Hatchback category

Tata Nano is the most trusted brand in the Hatchback category

Tata Nano is the most trusted brand in the Hatchback category
Tata Nano is the most trusted brand in the Hatchback category
Tata Nano is the most trusted brand in the Hatchback category
Tata Nano is the most trusted brand in the Hatchback category

Tata Nano has been awarded as the most Trusted car amongst all hatchback cars in the "Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2013". The India study 2013, listed 1100 most trusted brands from 211 categories out of 19,000 brands that was selected for the study purpose. After a lot of research and study Trust Research Advisory selected Tata Nano as the winner.

We have seen that Tata Nano was given an interesting makeover this year which included both exterior and interior updates. This definitely appealed to the Indian young generation which also was backed by an interesting and powerful communication strategy.

Ms. Delna Avari, Head- Marketing Communications, Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors said, that they are extremely honored that their brand Nano was crowned as India’s most attractive and most trusted Brand. She also added that the additional features in the Nano were added keeping the customers and their needs in mind, the repositioning of the brand Nano along with the great communication strategy has also helped to connect with the customers. The new recognition will further help them in providing value to their consumers.

Trust Research Advisory (TRA) is a part of Comniscient Group, which was formed in the year 2008; they are dedicated towards understanding and simplifying concepts related to Trust, Attractiveness and also making this concept understandable to the World. TRA also owns the global copyrights for the Brand trust and Brand Attractiveness matrix. The Brand Trust Report, India Study is conducted along with Indian Statistical Institute based on primary research data collected from across 16 Indian cities. The research also studied the brand influencers and most trusted brands of India based on the Brand Trust Index.

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2013 Tata Nano CNG emax

2013 Tata Nano CNG emax

2013 Tata Nano CNG emax

Tata Motors first displayed the emax range of cars at the Horizonext event held in Pune on June 2013. They’ve also said that they’d launch the entire CNG range in a phased manner by the year 2014.

Tata Motors has now kept their promise by launching the most fuel efficient car in India, the Nano CNG emax, which claims to return a mileage of 36 km/kg and the lowest CO2 emissions of just 75.6 g/km. The Nano CNG will only be available across CNG markets like Delhi, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Lucknow.

The CNG kit that has been fitted with the Nano is acclaimed globally. The sequential gas injection system fitted on the Tata Nano CNG emax is thoroughly calibrated with an intelligent advanced Engine Management System (EMS) for easy and smart switching between CNG and gasoline fuel systems. Even the switching can be performed while the car is on the move at the press of a button type selector.

Now with the CNG system on board safety is also a major issue. To take care of that, Tata Motors has equipped the vehicle with safety features like leak detection sensors and interlock sensor that ensures the engine is switched off automatically during the CNG gas filling. To save luggage space the CNG system is fitted under the front seats of the car.

This car will offer an overall range of 525 km which includes 150 km in CNG mode and 375 km in petrol.

The Tata Nano CNG emax price range starts at:
 Rs. 2.45, Lakhs, ex-showroom - Ahmedabad for the Nano CX
 Rs. 2.72 Lakhs, ex-showroom - Ahmedabad, for the Nano LX.

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2013 Tata Nano

2013 Tata Nano

2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano
2013 Tata Nano

When Tata Motors announced their customer focused strategy called the "HorizonNext" they also unveiled upgrades for their products, starting from the entry level Nano to their top-of-the-line, popular SUV, the Tata Safari Storme. Today, we will be talking about the updates that are inbound for the 2013 Nano.

Although Tata Motors introduced the Nano as a dead-cheap entry level hatchback which was thought to be the next "People’s Car", the "people" in question, still weren’t satisfied with the package and were willing to pay more for a better one. Since then they’ve tried hard to maintain the cheap pricetag while offering better ergonomics which would help attract people. For 2013, the Nano comes packed with an array of changes both to its exteriors as well as its interiors.

There aren’t much mechanical changes under the hood. The Nano is powered by the same 2 cylinder, MPFI 624cc engine which is mated to the same old 4 Forward + 1 Reverse transmission, which isn’t in the "exciting territory". But, it was never meant to be. It’s just a small hatch that is much safer to travel than carrying your kids and wife on a bike, a common scene on our roads.

Let us find out what are the changes and addition that has been made to the 2013 version of the Tata Nano.

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Tata Nano in Police Livery

Tata Nano in Police Livery

Tata Nano in Police Livery

Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world has been modified to play a new (if not surprising) role for the New Delhi Police.

In the ongoing International Security Expo being held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, a concept model of a Tata Nano as an ’emergency response vehicle’ was shawcased by the Delhi police. What’s baffling is that the Nano has been chosen over many other existing cars in India to serve as a Police Control Room (PCR) which will be used by the female cops to help women and children facing problems on the streets.

This car was launched by the security firm known as ’Grand’, a brand known to supply beacons to government vehicles. Since the theme of the security fair of this year was ’Made in India’, the company chose the Nano because of its Indian origin and its size, which allows it to scamper around. The customized Nano is slapped with the traditional police equipment like the emergency blue-red color beacon, graphics and logos of Delhi police, a siren and search lights on the exterior. The interior is fitted with medical gadgets as well as first aid facilities, should any injury occur.

This car was inaugurated by the Union Home Secretary, Anil Goswami who appreciated the efforts behind all the presentations in the Exhibition and said that the paramilitary officials and police forces would be asked to explore various offerings in the exhibitions and decide whether anything could be relevant to their needs. The Tata Nano is a very popular car in India and it will definitely grab attention in its new avatar, but before that it’ll be needing a nod from the Delhi police.

Still, no better than the Dubai Police’s lineup that includes a $2 million Aston Martin One-77...

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Tata to Announce Diesel Nano This Financial Year

Tata to Announce Diesel Nano This Financial Year

Tata to Announce Diesel Nano This Financial Year

Hold on to your seat folks, cause this is about to get exciting. People who are looking for a diesel-powered car but are unable to shell more than Rs 3 Lakhs, can now sit tight as Tata is slated to announce the diesel variant of the "People’s Car", this financial year.

The diesel motor in question is a turbocharged, tiny 800cc 2-cylinder engine that will produce a measly 40PS at 4000rpm. Torque figures are unknown but it’s expected to achieve a fuel economy of 35-40km/l, making it the most fuel efficient car in India.

The car will also come with a redesigned front and rear bumper with revamped air intakes to cool the rear-engine. It will also incorporate a proper hatch door, staying true to the hatchback name, and an alteration to the windscreen design.

With the inclusion of a diesel motor and, being a Nano, come with a dead cheap price, the package does sound very tempting , though we have our doubts on its reliability. Such doubts can only be cleared once the car sees the light of day. We hope this rakes in the numbers Ratan Tata was hoping for.

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Tata Motors to Further Upgrade the Nano

Tata Motors to Further Upgrade the Nano

Tata Motors to Further Upgrade the Nano

Since its launch in the year 2009, the world’s least expensive car,the Tata Nano, has undergone minor technical and cosmetic changes to include "reliable" in its list of selling points . It seems that the company is too keen to make their baby hatch be counted among the best in its class and so are planning to launch it with power steering and refreshed interiors soon.

The latest 2013 Nano model has received some light cosmetic updates, like for example a welded tailgate and a few else. According to Cyrus Mistry, Chairman, Tata Group, the company currently is eyeing the young Indian customer, as their main objective now lies in transforming the Nano into a smart city car. Speaking at the Group’s annual general meeting Cyrus has promised that they would add the option of power steering, improve the interior as well as the exterior and increase the fuel efficiency, given the rising prices of petrol.

Tata have chalked out an apt planning to turn their Nano into a popular city car with speculation arising that the upcoming diesel version of the hatch will have new bumpers and functional doors which could be standardized in the range. The Tata Nano CNG Emax is also slated to be unveiled this year. With these many additions to the Nano model range, Tata Motors is hoping to witness a boost in Nano sales which is still not climbing, as Ratan Tata had dreamt of.

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Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano

Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano

Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano
Maruti-Suzuki Alto800 VS Tata Nano

We have compared and reviewed many cars in our past starting from Luxury premium sedans to supercars and even small hatchbacks. Today we will be comparing two of the most basic entry level hatchbacks that are available in the Indian market. The two competitors here are the entry level car from two of the leading Indian manufacturers Tata and Maruti from the stable of Tata we have the Nano who was able to shed the worlds cheapest car image and compete with the entry level hatchbacks of the Country, whereas its rival is the entry level offering from Maruti the Alto800. Both of these small hatchback cars are ideal first car for many Indian families and who mostly use their vehicles for city usage and expect that they would perform like commuter vehicles. Previously people had only few options in this entry level segment but now they have plenty of choices to choose from, all the credit goes to the Automobile manufacturers who are trying to provide maximum to the buyers.

Both the hatchbacks are powered by not so powerful engine, they are only meant for city uses and occasional weekend trips. The Alto800 has slightly more powerful engine than the Nano under the hood, it is powered by a 3cylinder inline 796cc engine which generates about 48bhp of maximum power and 69 nm of torque. The Tata Nano has the smallest engine that you will find in an Indian car, it is powered by a 624cc engine which generates around 38bhp of maximum power and 51nm of torque. Let’s find out which car can be a perfect first car for your small family.

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The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India
The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

It ultimately boils down to the fuel efficiency. Price and fuel efficiency are undoubtedly the most important things when it comes to making the choice for automobiles for the majority of us Indians. We have come out with a list of the ten most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India and have taken the figure supplied by the Automotive Research Association of India to help us come up with the list. Out of the cars it is not a surprise that 5 are Maruti Suzuki’s and that’s a testament to how well Maruti understands the Indian market. They are catering perfectly to our needs andHyundai, the second largest passenger car manufacturer in India comes in seconds with 3 entries. Tata has one and so does Chevrolet.

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2012 Tata Nano limited editon

2012 Tata Nano limited editon

2012 Tata Nano limited editon
2012 Tata Nano limited editon
2012 Tata Nano limited editon
2012 Tata Nano limited editon

Tata has launched a limited edition of the Nano before Diwali and this limited edition Nano unlike other special edition cars launched by Volkswagen, Skoda, Mercedes and Toyota will be available only in West Bengal, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerela, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura. Tata has made changes to the exteriors and the interiors and since the hatch was first launched in 2009 the manufacturer made the first significant changes to it earlier this year and now to make use of the festive season it has launched this variant. No changes have been made to the engine or to the suspension and compared to the regular Nano prices for this Diwali special edition are around Rs 25000 more. Tata will be making available only limited numbers of the hatch.

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2012 Tata Nano

2012 Tata Nano

2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano
2012 Tata Nano

Just about everyone though that delivering a spacious and efficient car for around a lakh of rupees would not only be one of the toughest automobile challenges, it would be too difficult an engineering tightrope to walk. To the disbelief of the non-believers, Tata was able to pull off the most important car in India’s automotive history. Unfortunately despite its rock-star reception at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2008, the Nano wasn’t the runaway success many had predicted it to be. First there were land accusation problems and then once it was launched there were some mechanical issues as well. Tata however have gone ahead and launched the 2012 version of the Nano which has changes to the exteriors, interiors and also to the mechanicals. There has also been a marginal increase in power. Sales of the Nano have increased in the last few months and at the 2012 Auto Expo Tata had showcased a new CNG powered variant of the Nano which would soon make it into production. Prices for the new Nano start from Rs1,48,862 to Rs2,06,458 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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Tata Nano to be sold in Bangladesh from this month

Tata Nano to be sold in Bangladesh from this month

Tata Nano to be sold in Bangladesh from this month

After India and Nepal, Bangladesh this month will become the third country in which the low-priced and tiny Tata Nano will be sold. Abdul Matlub Ahmed, chairman of Nitol-Niloy Group said, "We plan to import up to 2000 cars initially but the figure will be raised with increased demand in the country." The Nano will be sold in Bangladesh for 5,00,000 taka which would be approximately Rs 3,07,063.

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Tata unveils Megapixel at Geneva

Tata unveils Megapixel at Geneva

Tata unveils Megapixel at Geneva

The show stopper for Tata Motors at the Geneva Motor Show is the Megapixel concept. The Megapixel is a range-extended electric vehicle with CO2 emissions as low as 22g/km and the manufacturer claims the concept has a potential for 282mpg. While the Pixel has a 3 cylinder turbo diesel engine, the Megapixel is driven by four electric motors, one mounted in each wheel. The electric motors are powered by a 13kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery pack that helps gives the Megapixel an electric range of 87kms. When electric power is about to finish, a 30bhp, 325cc, single cylinder petrol motor comes in and extends the range to over 900kms and the concept can reach a maximum speed of 110kmph.

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Tata to bring out 3-cly Nano

Tata to bring out 3-cly Nano

Tata to bring out 3-cly Nano

According to Autocar India magazine Tata Motors is planning to make cosmetic changes and is also planning to add a more powerful engine to the Nano. Ratan Tata, company chairman has been quoted in the magazine saying, “We have variants coming out with a three-cylinder engine developing 60bhp or 80bhp and we will also give the Nano larger tyres and wheels,” “They won’t be coming out very soon, but it’s in our interest to get them out as fast as possible.”

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The Tata Nano CNG to go into production in 2012

The Tata Nano CNG to go into production in 2012

The Tata Nano CNG to go into production in 2012

The frugal Tata Nano CNG concept was presented at the Auto Expo and according to the manufacturer the CNG Nano will go into production in the near future and we can expect to see it in launched in showrooms later this year.

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Tata Nano diesel set for Auto Expo launch

Tata Nano diesel set for Auto Expo launch

Tata Nano diesel set for Auto Expo launch

The Nano would again be the star at the Tata Motors’ stall. The manufacturer is set to launch the diesel version of the Nano which would make it one of the most significant launches of 2012. The Nano will be powered by a 800cc common rail engine developed by Bosch.

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Tata Nano receives upgrades

Tata Nano receives upgrades

Tata Nano receives upgrades

Since its initial launch from 2009, the small Nano remained unchanged. Given this fact Tata decided that in 2011 it’s time for a facelift. The car will receive both mechanical and styling upgrades.

At the exterior the car will receive new mirrors, while the interior gets new seats, a new beige color for dashboard and floor mats. With the upgrades made inside, the comfort will be slightly better than the actual model, especially for the front seats which will also receive new headrests.

There are also a few changes under the hood. The engine receives a boost of 10 % of power and will have an output of 38 hp instead of 35 like the actual version. The car will be stiffer and the steering will be recalibrated. Other changes will be the tweaked suspension setup and the addition of the anti-roll bars. All of these changes will have a major impact on the car’s handling, making it slightly more precise. The anti roll bars are also welcomed being a feature that will definitely lower the accentuated body roll of the present model.

For the moment we don’t know if the changes will also affect the actual price of the small hatchback, but it is very possible to remain almost unchanged.

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2009 Tata Nano

2009 Tata Nano

2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano
2009 Tata Nano

There is no dream too big and the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world is a proof of that. The car that put Indian automobile world onto a new and previously unknown platform had made waves even before the ‘one lakh car’ was launched in 2009. The Nano is spacious enough to fit a family of four and that was exactly Ratan Tata’s dream. He wanted the Nano to bring four wheel mobility to a family which otherwise would be on a two wheeler. Don’t judge the aspirations of the Nano from its size and this tiny car in all probability would become a giant in the times to come. In a world where every carmaker is aiming to make bigger and powerful cars, the Nano is completely at the opposite end of the spectrum. Expectedly, there have been some glitches with the Nano but Tata claims to have sorted that out. A question mark however still remains over the Nano.

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