Tata Nano Twist with power steering spied: Launch on 13th Jan
The world’s cheapest production car, Tata Nano will receive a new variant in the coming days, called Nano Twist. To feature power steering for the first time, Nano Twist was recently spotted at a dealership.
To be launched on 13th January 2014 (via), the new Nano Twist features electric power steering system. This new power steering system is developed by one of the best in the auto industry, German company named ZF Friedrichshafen. They are the one’s who gave the auto industry it’s first 9 speed automatic transmission, which was showcased in the Tata Motors owned Land Rover at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Speaking about the Nano Twist in the images here, it’s EPS features a brush-less motor, the latest in the field. It also has a unique feature called ‘Active Return’, making Nano Twist’s EPS system unique in the segment. But, the steering ratios are left unchanged, and they are same as the one seen on current Nano.
Apart from the new EPS, Nano Twist is also seen with new LEDs for fuel and temperature readings. It’s instrument cluster, which is speed sensitive, also features an interface with the EPS system.
To be priced approximately Rs 14,000 higher than the regular variant, Nano Twist remains from the outside. It will receive a new color options, called Damson Purple, the one you see in the images (via). Engine option will continue be the same as existing one, 624 cc, 2 cylinder, MPFI, 38 PS @ 5500 ± 250 rpm, 51 Nm @ 4000 ± 500 rpm, top speed 105 kmph.