After Maruti Celerio, Tata Nano to get auto-manual transmission (Spy Shots and Video)
A new variant of Tata Nano is currently being tested on the NH4. We recently managed to catch one, just outside of Pune. This new Nano variant, is expected to be powered by a 1.0l petrol three cylinder engine. Apart from this, it is also expected to feature an AMT – Automated Manual Gearbox, along with manual transmission as option. The new Nano variant, called Nano Plus, could be introduced at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo next week.
Over the last few months, Tata has changed a lot in the Nano as compared to what it was when it was first launched in March 2009. Tata Motors recently launched Nano Twist, the one with same two cylinder 624 cc cc MPFI engine, but with a power steering system. This version is priced at about Rs 2.35 lakhs ex-showroom. The Nano also gets increased internal entertainment features and more cabin comforts.
Tata Motors is working with Italian component makers to introduce this semi automatic version of Nano, reveals ET. This semi automatic version is a clutchless car using AMT as seen on the upcoming Maruti Celerio soon to be launched at the 2014 Auto Expo. AMT on board the Tata Nano will make more desirable besides the fact that it is cheaper than conventional automatic transmission.
The company is trying hard to reposition the Nano as a young and vibrant brand. Its ‘awesomeness’ campaign projected the Nano as a chic and youth oriented car. Tata Motors is eager to expand export markets and planning to set up assembly units in Indonesia and South America, two countries where till date the Nano was brought in via the CBU route. You can have a look at the video and image gallery below.