Officially showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo as a concept, the new Tata Nano GenX launch is scheduled for 19th May 2015. To be produced from Tata Motors’ plant in Sanand, the company claims that the latest iteration of Nano is by far the safest and most convenient proposition yet.
As far as engine is concerned, new Nano gets a 624 cc twin cylinder petrol engine, mated to a 4 speed manual transmission. This is exactly the same setup as seen in current Nano. So what’s new?
Well, for starters, 2015 Tata Nano gets a new front and rear, smoked treatment for headlamps, bigger and bolder Tata Motors logo in the front, front and rear also get a garnish in piano black finish. This updates on the exterior, does not give 2015 Nano a completely new look, but it is enough to differentiate itself from the old Nano.
On the inside, you have premium steering wheel (inspired from Bolt and Zest), black centre dash console, updated instrument console, new chrome rings on the AC vents, fresh seat covers and four speakers. Now, speaking about the two biggest updates on board 2015 Tata Nano. This is in the form of openable boot, and AMT option.
The AMT unit on board the new Nano is from Magnetti Marelli, the same company which provides AMT kits for Zest, Celerio and Alto K10. In spite of the fact that the Nano AMT will be the most affordable of all AMT cars on offer in India, there is one premium function which it has to offer, that none others offer. This is the ‘creep‘ function.
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It is this creep function that makes Tata Nano AMT a perfect small car for driving inside city limits. Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 3-3.2 lakhs, it will compete with the likes of Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon.