Tata Nano Active spied on test in Pune with updated features
Tata Motors has announced that Twist Active and Twist F Tronic are two variants of the Nano which are planned for launch in the months ahead. Both were seen in concept format at the 2014 Auto Expo and are the company’s efforts to revive sales of the world’s smallest car.
This time round, Tata Motors is leaving no stone unturned to add a touch of class to the new Nano. The company is confident that the new and improved Tata Nano will not only be well accepted but will also appeal to a new set of buyers as the company promises it to become a modern classic.
Though heavily camouflaged, the Tata Nano Active could be distinguished due to its redesigned rear windscreen. It was been tested on Pune’s over crowded roads weaving in and out of traffic while its ‘happy face’ created by curved air damps and tinted rear screen were easily made out. The new Tata Nano Active also gets chrome accents on its bonnet and a steering wheel finished in brushed metal.
As against 15 liter fuel tank seen on the earlier counterpart, Nano Twist Active is expected to have a tank capacity of 25 liters. It will also receive electric powered steering and an openable boot. The current Nano has a fixed boot lid with luggage area that only can be reached by turning down rear seats from inside the cabin.
Engine specs remain much the same with a twin cylinder 624cc engine. While the Twist Active will use a 4 speed manual transmission the Twist F Tronic which was also spotted testing will see its engine mated to a 5 speed automatic manual transmission.