Cheaper Tata Nano Twist XE Launch Soon

Despite not so happening sales at the bay, Tata Motors is reported of brewing more trim of Nano for the Indian market. This upcoming bee will attract low-cost buyers of Nano Twist and will sit lower than the Nano CX. After this new launch during the month, Nano LX will be discontinued and Twist XT will be retained. Hence, due to this move, it replicates that all trims of Nano Twist will possess the power-steering – the base trim XE and the top-end Twist XT.

For the sake of power steering buyers will have to miss out other bells and whistles. To name some of them, bumpers will be painted black, no wheel caps to be provided and many more. Along with the cherishing new power steering, it will also deliver that new instrument cluster shows trip meter, fuel-economy, distance to empty and digital clock. The remaining features are bound to be carried over from current Nano CX trim.

Cheaper Tata Nano Twist XE Launch Soon

 

Cheaper Tata Nano Twist XE

Tata Nano Automatic Coming Soon: Report

Tata Nano going more friendly with the city-drive, after Nano Twist there is a rumour rendering in industry of more city-friendly ‘Nano automatic’ to be launched in India soon.

However, there is no such evidence of the said car to be surfacing nearby. But the various reports on internet are claiming this aggression fruitfully.

In fact, the power steering was enough to crank up the world’s cheapest car for an urban friendly drive. The Nano automatic may become the world’s cheapest automatic car if launched.

Tata Nano CNG emax

Hence, Nano Twist dons a dual-tone interior, driver information system, 4 meter turning radius, powerful music system with Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, and ultimately what everyone was waiting for the ‘power steering’.

Powering to the Nano comes from a 624cc 2-cylinder MPFI petrol engine producing 38PS and 51Nm of torque, with a fuel-economy of 25kmpl.

The latest paint shades which are added to the list for Nano Twist are Damson Purple, Dazzle Blue, Royal Gold, alongside the existing Papaya Orange, Pearl White and Meteor Silver.

Pricing for Tata Nano Twist starts at Rs. 2.36 lakh ex-showroom Delhi with customization available for additional cost.

Diesel variant of Tata Nano might be shelved

Tata Nano has done quite well in the Indian market with customers who are looking for cars with a low price tag and also have a low cost of maintenance. Tata Motors is considering the fact of launching a diesel variant of Nano in the Indian market. The car is said to have been in the works from 2010 and has already reached the advanced developmental stage. Looking at the changes that have taken place in the market, the prices of diesel and petrol variants are almost negligible with the diesel cars having higher demand. Recent trends have shown that the petrol prices have risen by only 4.5 percent while the diesel costs have soared by 30 percent.

The Tata Nano has been developed with 3-cylinder and 2-cylinder engine, but the company has not yet declared as to which one they would like to launch in the market. While Tata Motors is planning to take out the diesel variant, the diesel engine is turning out to be expensive as a result of which the price of the car would eventually rise, disappointing the customers who are looking for low cost cars.

Tata Nano Diesel

The company has also launched the CNG variant of the car at Rs.2.5 lakhs. The economy offered by the CNG variant is quite competitive to that offered by the diesel variant, and it surely has a lower running cost than that of the petrol variant. This weakens the case of the new diesel variant that the company will be launching. As a result, the car will not be showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo.

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Tata Nano is the Boost of Efficiency: Used Car Review

Tata is very much famous for the unconventional traits, and believably it had succeeded in many of the paths using same. Nano from the stable of this carmaker is one such example, and hence is quite famous for the initial tagging of ‘Rs. 1 lakh car’. Though, it wasn’t costing that much at the time of roll out, but perception of Ratan Tata for making this vehicle was conducted to same while putting it down on the drawing board.

Due to the various issues that have cropped during the setup of a new plant for Nano, price of the world’s cheapest vehicle was almost raised by an additional 50% at the time of launch. Moreover to the prices, Tata too was compelled to make compromises on the quality, and as a result had deployed fiber body instead of steel, because of the risen input cost and the tremendous delay in launch dates. Postponed launching had also played spoilsport for avoiding the depletion of craving fanfare.

Debuted in 2009, and almost four years till date, Nano is still running successfully on Indian roads. It too had grabbed the title of world’s cheapest car when launched. But it still not had achieved the perception of a fully fledged bug in India. The ongoing struggle in market is now bringing some positive results to the desk of Tata officials. For some it maybe an auto rickshaw bunched with an added wheel, but engineers at R&D had worked day and night to make it a clear of piece of car from every angle. It was then again reworked in ‘2012’ and a new version was rolled out with more refinements during the same year.

Tata Nano

Losing out the dream for an expensive price tag of Rs. 1,40,000 on the launch date, now one can buy Tata Nano for an expected (i.e. near about) price of Rs. 1,00,000 in the ‘Used Car Segment’. In actual, Indian carmaker hadn’t achieved the tag of ‘world’s cheapest car’ on Nano at the time of roll out, but as said in the used car arena it is now been respected to that specific proverb very aggressively.

Compact dimensions, enough of interior space, and the peppy engine, makes Nano worth giving a preference when buying a new/used car. Though it did not have all those glamour and lavishing factors, which the other car of this segment has, but it has practicality at the most to cover all the cons of those stylish boffins on a stubborn platform. Top-of-line version of Nano was gulped down with the power windows and AC initially; this was the only trim in market which was considered more than others while looking out for the particular badge. At that time it had summed up the tagging of Rs. 2 lakh but hopefully we can say, automaker had succeeded in selling this particular trim in spite of lugging the high necked price tag.

Tata Nano Used Car

Well, after failing to reach the desired number in other of the variants, Tata then putted Nano under the claims of 4 year/60,000 km warranty. This now sweetens the tea for world’s cheapest vehicle in new as well as used car segment. Used car plethora is benefitted in the way as, vehicles which were produced even in the earlier days of production still falls under the criteria of company’s official warranty. There maybe some of the exceptional cases, but most of them tend to be in the cover of warranty itself. Here we say do go for the warranty, don’t settle yourself for less price tag in the trade off against expired warranty period.

Nano is enormously boasted of compact dimension which is good enough for driving in the city; whereas one can also drive it on highway very efficiently but we did not suggest you to take a long stretch on those open lanes. Maximum, Nano can cruise safely at the speed of 80-85 kmph on highways, whereas the official acclamation says a top notch of 106 kmph is possible on the same badge. Powered with 624cc petrol motor, Nano is quite good for the 35-37 bhp output and is complementing enough to return efficiency of 14.5 to 19.5m kmpl respectively to the drives of cities and highways. Space too is cranked sufficiently for the four seats with all comfort possibilities. Comparing both of the Nano against each other, i.e. pre and post 2012 models, new one is a whole lot of refinements. There were some serious lackings in the old generation. However, newbie was tweaked cosmetically but the things that refinements now hold are like comfortable seating arrangement, better driving experience and many more bits replaced here and there, which are generous in nature.

Used Tata Nano

That’s not all; Ace card is still under cover which we are going to reveal now. One may be thinking why we had thought of putting Nano in the used car segment, is it worth buying? To your answer we say “Yes”. The ace card that we had spoken above is the “Maintenance Cost”. We hope, in spite of being world’s cheapest car, Tata had not kept any provision to earn huge profits from its spare parts industry. Spares too are slated the cheapest against any of the given segment. Adding once again, 4year/60,000 kms warranty is also there to beef you up in the tempting corner of saved money so ‘just buy and drive’ is the mantra here for Nano. Tyre are the ones that gets worn out after every 18,000 kms, too early than expected, and the new ones will not pinch you harder than the sum of Rs. 2,200 each. Even punting at the clutch overhaul, it will not be as tough as the Rs. 1,600 replacement cost. We must say, the hatchbacks must be feeling ashamed while looking at the spares costing of Nano. There too the electrical dysfunctions are reported, but hopefully Tata Motors is there to look after it, as had been given down a long cover of stretched out warranty. Let’s inform you one more thing; our sources have claimed that, starter motor had been announced for a recall on the models produced in between 2009-2010, tempting for the replacement of same. It was found breaking down every now and then due to fewer loads bearing capacity. Now the carmaker had replaced it with a heavy-duty one so no more complaint is been founded in the further strata. Check for the service history whether the car has attended recall or not. Owing to the small 25Ah battery, some owners had also came in running with the complaints regarding, battery losing its potency earlier than the expected time. We tell you, the organization had ordered it keeping in mind the standard fitments, and not the aftermarket bought accessories. So if one puts down the highly charged music system and other such comforts on it then it is for sure that the battery is going to run out much before than the expected duration. We also term, don’t avoid embedding those additions on your personalized Nano, but be ready to give in the battery replacement as soon as it gets over. It costs a mere Rs. 3,000 only, we hope it’s not a big issue on the pockets if had bought some exclusive aftermarket material to accessorize the car.

Conclusion:

Apart from the mentioned drawbacks, Tata Nano is worth buying a one in the used car segment. Low maintenance cost and a subtle day to day running-expenditure makes it pocket friendly for every person in India who can own a bike. Making a bike owner to switch from his two-wheeled to the four-wheeled was the actual marketing strategy of Tata Motors, which is the only core intention of Ratan Tata when he thought of Nano in his mindset while looking at a couple with two children who were getting drenched in the rains on scooter. And we see, he had succeeded in the same, but though it is a different matter that sales number aren’t proving it rightly. Hopefully, upcoming Nano diesel will definitely fill in the gaps that are now left wide opened in the ‘mileage’ preferring country, lest of the effective buyout cost. Hence, it’s being a compacted aerodynamics so the bike owners need not to worry about niggling in and out of the tight corners. A handy yet the efficient buyout punch, suits better for Nano.

Tata Nano Back View

Tata Nano 800cc to hit markets by next year, plans under process

As per repots, auto giant Tata Motors is working on an 800cc edition of the Nano, which is likely to hit the markets in the coming year (2013).

The news of the world’s cheapest car being equipped with a more potent 800cc engine is a step on the accurate path.

The report also stated that the vehicle will be shortly obtaining an innovative heart and even diesel motor is being considered.

The small vehicle hasn’t been able to start-off in a stylish manner and last month statistics are more disturbing than ever as the car sale facts hit a new low with 3,500 vehicle units only as compared to a set objective of ten thousand vehicle units.

Tata Nano 800cc to hit markets by next year, plans under process
Known faces with the growth project stated that renovated vehicle will make way by 2013 end and it would be valued near Rs 2.5 lakh.

Market professionals said that the challenge of integrating diesel engine would absolutely hold the declining sale figures of the vehicle, however, the brand positioning of the world’s cheapest car in the brains of client could serve a restraint.

But, the company has no plans to put an end to the fading 624cc engine in the vehicle. There are automobile experts that disbelief the triumph of the Tata Nano alteration in the market widely reigned by international cars.

During the past week, Tata Motors Group Chairman Mr. Ratan Tata stated that the vehicle is not doing well and this is owing to the fact that firm was not capable of endorsing the vehicle it should have done.

Listing the matters he stated initially ‘The People’s Vehicle’ lost the drive due to a range of concerns like facility repositioning and sub-advertising operation.

Tata Motors Rolls Out Nano Special Edition

Tata Motors has rolled out a special edition of the Nano for select towns as part of its attempts to enhance sale of this vehicle during the festival period.

The special version of the world’s cheapest car, Nano, will feature a host of cosmetic alterations and is presently obtainable only in the states and cities comprising Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura.

The additional traits, valued around Rs 25,000, comprise unique edition labels, body sign and custom alloy wheels on the exterior.

Tata Nano Special Edition

The company has equipped two glove boxes instead of the standard parcel shelves, a vehicle audio system together with MP3 compatibility, USB port, AUX port in addition to speakers on the front. These extraordinary characteristics are obtainable only on the CX and LX editions without any difference in value.

Sitting on the back wheels is still the identical 624 cubic centimeter 2-cylinder engine fabricating 37bhp and 51Nm of torc. It is expected that the majority of these unique characteristics will discover permanent places as standard accessories on the upcoming generations of the vehicle.

The new Tata Nano Special Version will be available with a four year or 60,000 kilometer warranty.

The new Nano is valued at around Rs. 1.56 lakh for the base version, the mid version is valued around Rs. 1.86 lakh and top end version will carry a price label of Rs. 2.13 lakh.

Tata Nano launches its online merchandise store

Tata Nano revealed its Nano Merchandise online store on eBay. This will be the first time any car brand will be selling its merchandise over Ebay.in.

On the occasion of the launch of the online store, head of Nano product group, Ms. Delna Avari said that DNA of Tata Nano is something that have been never thought before and it will continue to imitate in the entire product range. The Nano brand is quite active online and it was also one of the first Indian cars that were booked online. He also added that the Facebook fan page of the Tata Nano has over 1.6 million fans. The firm is taking Tata Nano marketing to a next level with this initiative.

She also said that Tata Nano is one personal mobility option that appeals to everyone. eBay has quite good reach over metro, tier 1 and tier II cities, and this initiative is likely to help Nano to reach out a larger fan base across the country.

Tata Nano launches its online merchandise store

The Nano online store houses Nano branded Titan watches and T-shirts for both men and women. It also contains electronics and accessories like Nano shaped pen drives, caps, mouse, scale models and other exciting merchandises. Tata Nano will also be conducting online polls along all Nano fans. Fans can vote for their favorite merchandise and can also win it too.

With the Nano merchandise store opened online, Nano fans will be able to buy their own piece of memorabilia of Tata Nano in just a few seconds.

Tata Nano short film competition kicked off

So now the people’s car will be featured in thousands of short films as Tata has kicked off the Nano short film competition across the globe. Via the competition, they are urging all the eager film makers across the world to make a film and the shortlisted candidates will then be given a Nano each which they would have to include in their films. This is an interesting subject whom the company has taken and ever since Nano hit the market, Tata has always come across innovative ways of promoting the car.

The film makers have the liberty to make the movie on any topic of their choice and it is not mandatory that the story should be centralized around Tata Nano only. But the car should be there in most parts of the movie. Tata hopes to garner thousands of entries from all across the world and out of all those; they will be short-listing to only 12 contestants. These 12 contestants will be getting a Tata Nano each. Responses have started to pour in and Tata is enthusiastic about the outcome of this competition. Those 12 short-listed will be getting a Nano each and then will compete against each other. The selection criterion is pretty simple. Those who get short-listed amongst the 12 will be making their movies and will then be posting it online on YouTube upon which the two films which get the maximum response will then go to the final round. The prices that the auto major is offering are grand and thus there is a lot of hype circulating around. But before that, the participants must check out the Facebook page of Tata Nano for the details of the competition. All the instructions, rules and regulations, registration terms and procedures have already been updated on the page.

Tata Nano short film competition kicked off

Tata is encouraging more and more participants to turn up as this is a promising opportunity for budding film-makers. Tata Nano is considered as one of the most economical cars ever built and now is the time when Tata is planning to launch the diesel version of the car in the market. There are fair chances that the CNG version of the car will also be available for grabs but no news as such has surfaced lately. Tata is utterly enthusiastic with the way in which Nano won the hearts of the middle class people in India ever since it was launched 2 years ago at the Auto Expo 2010. Recently at the Auto Expo, Tata Motors showcased more variants of Nano which they promised to roll out when the right time comes. Owing to the increase in petrol prices to colossal extents, the demand for Tata Nano has increased over the past one year but this demand will be fulfilled only when the diesel version of the car is launched into the market. The prices of petrol have been burning a hole in the pocket of commuters and thus they are going for diesel cars over petrol cars.

Maruti Suzuki to bring Cervo against Eon and Nano

Suzuki, one of the first automobile giants to enter the Indian market in partnership with Maruti, has been slowly losing its competitive edge to other automobile manufacturers like Hyundai. To counter competition, Maruti Suzuki plans to implement radical changes and the first step it has taken is its decision to phase out the Maruti800 and Alto models. These two models will be phased out by October 2012.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the most likely successor to these vehicles is slated to be the Suzuki Cervo, which will be in direct competition with the likes of Hyundai Eon, the Tata Nano and Chevrolet Spark. The other low end competitor includes the Bajaj RE60 as well.

Maruti Suzuki to bring Cervo against Eon and Nano

It is no secret that Hyundai has been making steady inroads into the Indian market and eating up Maruti Suzuki’s share of the market. The Suzuki Cervo, which is expected to be priced at Rs. 2 to Rs.2.5 lakhs, will compete directly with Chevrolet Spark and Eon. The Cervo has done extremely well in the international markets and in India it will be positioned in the ultra-small car. Although the Tata Nano, till March sold nearly 10,000 units, there has been a steady decline in its sales since April 2012. This indicates that consumers are eagerly waiting for newer models to be introduced, thus increasing the potential for the new Maruti Suzuki model, the Cervo.

Nano, though is the first ultra small car in India, it came without any additional features, and demand for these extra features forced Tata to come up with an upgraded version in 2011. Another crucial aspect of declining Tata Nano sales were reports of the Nano catching fire. Maruti Suzuki, an old timer in automobile manufacturing in that sense, will garner the support of the Indian consumer simply because of its outstanding track record on reliability.

62-year old sets on 80-days, 25,000 km expedition in a Nano

Driving is an ability that does not go away with age. A Kochi-based, 62-year old motoring enthusiast is out on a run showing there is no age limit to push the extra mile. Having said that, Thomas Chacko sets out on a 25,000 km, 80-day journey, driving in the 2012 Tata Nano.

Driving across the country’s state capital’s and union territories, Chacko will reach go down south till Kanyakumari, while touching Dwarka in the west, Kargil in the north and Kibithoo in east. The expedition will also see Chacko drive through the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La, and the geographical centre of India, Nagpur. Speaking about the enduring journey, Chacko says, “I have chosen the Tata Nano for this journey because it is a car that has put India on the world motoring map. Despite being the lightest car, and having the smallest engine currently in production worldwide, the Nano can take on every kind of road, especially with its clearance of 180 mm. I have driven a Tata Nano for almost 900 kms across cities and towns and also to Munnar, which is 5,000 feet above sea level. I am now convinced that the Tata Nano will go wherever I take it on my trip.”

Thomas Chacko journey with Tata Nano

Tata introduced the more powerful, 624 cc gasoline engine powered Nano back in November 2011. The 38 PS power, 51Nm torque motor gives stunning fuel-efficiency of 25.4 kmpl as rated by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). Though the Nano may not be the best on-off road vehicle in market, Chacko is confident about the expedition that is expected to conclude around July 20, 2012.

The 62-year-old, Chacko is a FCS from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, who has several motorsport events on his resume. A Formula One fanatic, the man has been to the Sepang, Singapore, and Monaco Grand Prix previously. Traveling the world, he has driven cars on different roads, including Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK & the USA. Chacko also has several articles published on motorsports.