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Tata Pelican (2018 Nano) does 120 kmph, maintains pace with Hexa – Spy Video


The upcoming small car is likely to adopt a new 1.0L petrol motor, this is also the reason why the new gen Nano is managing 120 kmph.

A Tata Nano based small car is currently in the works. The new hatchback in question will be a size larger than the Nano and will slot below the newly launched Tiago. As of now, it is undergoing road test, and is internally codenamed as the Pelican.

The new product will be benefiting from an improved version of the Nano’s platform. While Nano was originally engineered with stringent cost targets, the new derivative will focus on attractive styling, more performance, better interiors and more equipment.

Interiors will have a hint of Tiago's interiors.

Interiors will have a hint of Tiago’s interiors.

Tata Motors has updated its vendors that the Nano based small car would require bigger engine, battery, wheels, etc. The engine displacement is estimated to be close to 1,000 cc. It’s likely to be a three-cylinder unit. Thanks to a bigger engine, performance of the car will also be improved by a great extent. Thanks to a new video, shot by a reader, we can confirm that the new Tata Nano will do over 120 kmph.

Visually, the upcoming product will be adopting the brand’s new IMPACT design philosophy. In addition to rivaling the Renault Kwid, the product in question will also compete with the Datsun redi-Go, Hyundai Eon and Maruti Alto.


Also Read – Tata Tiago Review

The Tata Nano based small car is expected to carry an attracting introductory price tag like the Tiago did. It is expected to be launched later next year. For now, Tata is getting ready to launch the new Hexa SUV, which was also spied with the Nano on the Bangalore-Pune highway. You can watch the video below.


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  • anandrokr

    How about improvement is Safety?! With the way Nano is built, i dont see it being any safe already. With a bigger engine in a practically similar body, i fail to understand why Safety is not given a higher priority.