Spied: Tata Nano Twist Active F-Tronic (AMT); India launch soon
We have talked a lot in the past few months about Ratan Tata’s dream, the Nano, trying hard to sustain itself in the Indian market. From the time the company has showcased the Nano automatic (F-TRONIC AMT) at the Auto Expo, the Indian consumers have been waiting for this car with bated breath.
Recently uncamouflaged spy pictures clicked by a member of “Team BHP” in Pune, show that the Nano F-TRONIC AMT is showroom ready with all the decals and badges. It is expected that this upcoming variant of the Nano is going to be the new flagship model of the Nano family, and is expected to hit showrooms very soon.
Mechanically, the new Nano AMT will be powered by the same 624 cc 2-cylinder petrol engine churning out 38 PS of power @ 5,500 RPM and 51 NM of torque @ 4,000 RPM. The company claims the top speed to be 105 kmph (ARAI certified).
From the absolutely uncamouflaged images, one can see minor cosmetic changes. The Tata Nano AMT gets the new smiley type bumper with fog lamps, honeycomb grille along the front as well as at the rear. One can also see a tiny roof mounted spoiler at the rear.
Without any official announcement from the company’s side, we can also expect the Nano variant to get minor upgrades in the form of a new three spoke steering wheel along with a new wood trim available (Seen in Test prototype caught earlier). The Active moniker also suggests that this Nano will be having an openable tailgate unlike the other Nano available in the market. A gear level (including the manual) and a larger 24L capacity fuel tank are also expected on the cards to come donned with the upcoming Nano series.
Coming to its pricing, as the price of the Nano Twist XT is INR 2.48 lakhs (ex-showroom, Pune), it is expected that the Nano Twist Active F-Tronic will be priced around INR 35,000- 50,000 more than the normal Nano Twist once it is launched.
Being spied testing several times in Pune and Coimbatore, with its improvised fit and finish, along with an upmarket appeal, Tata Motors has tried and is still trying its best to make the Nano car one of the most successful small cars in the Indian market. If it succeeds, it will become the most affordable automatic car in our country, and most likely change the perception of the Nano being ‘A Cheap Car’.
Images Credit – Teambhp