Tata Nano ‘Twist’ is meant for churning out more numbers from the hat of Nano before it gets fizzed out. The Nano with a twist, in fact, was anticipated at the time of launch itself; but to disappointment Tata Motors hadn’t did the R&D righteously, and so we are getting our hands on it for the year 2014 bloom.
Let’s be simplified with the thought of driving a Nano, power steering sounds a must for the city drive. And with this new Nano, Tata Motors has announced to have shifted the target audience from 35+ age-group to the 18+ to 35 batch who prefers all the comfort of driving sense and also wanted to go trendy at the same time, lest of bothering about the car’s price-tag.
Amplified with the purple paint shade, Nano Twist patches up the all remaining factor to demand of India’s young generation. And during the time of soaring car prices, Rs. 2.36 lakh price tag for Twist is interesting, which is only Rs. 14k more than the outgoing Nano. ‘Edition XT’ is what the Nano Twist is grouped under. The option of customization is also been made available at all the Tata Motors outlets.
On seeing exteriors, minus the purple paint shade, it was the same Nano underneath. The Damson Purple paint shade was in actual one of the features portrayed by Tata Motors to entice up the eyeballs. Nothing much to do new on the Nano; the coolest options which the carmaker has portrayed in the form of customization was mind-wobbling. Decals, spoilers, and regarded detailing on interiors were meant to talk about. But the customization is not termed to fall easy on pocket. On asking one of the Tata officials at the launch, it was revealed, the package hopefully starts as low as Rs. 22k, which we were adored to. Devoid of the additional bells and whistles, Nano’s new paint job was enough to lure our attention with its luster. Apart from that, the ounce of chrome garnish on bootlid is what the world’s cheapest car got on exteriors, in the form of badges “Twist” and “XT” for the Nano Twist.
One of the customization packages was also done with silver-colored ORVMs.
Major chunk of changes were experienced when doors were let open to us. Interiors were feeling special: the dual tone upholstery, slightly refined plastic grains, and lot of other minute bits here and with significant importance were noticed at a first glance. There weren’t seems many of the changes did in terms of spacing, which Tata was claiming so at the venue. The most remarkable frat we liked was the dual glove box placed on each side of the instrument cluster. And that too it opens at a touch, sounding sophisticated in its class. The endowment of driver information system is the first in its class, with to claim more powerful AC, Bluetooth featured music system and keyless entry appeared there name in the list of Nano Twist. It was also surprising to see the ‘Nano badge’ on the black colored floor mat, as pf for some special edition car. Other portions which were raised a class above were the aluminium pedals, cubby hole next to gear level, and flimsy door pockets. Two good quality music speakers were jagged at the rear, with proper inlays, for boozing the car with a good music dose.
Technicalities is retained the same to what it was there in the outgoing generation. The petrol powered 624cc twin-cylinder MPFI engine return output of 38PS and 51Nm of torque. The 4-speed gearbox tosses it up to the max speed of 105kmph with leading fuel-economy at 25kmpl.
Turning radius is also been shortened to 4m making lucrative to maneuver the twisty city roads.
Other additions include paint shade namely Dazzle Blue, Royal Gold, and Damson Purple, alongside the existing Papaya Orange, Pearl White and Meteor Silver.
We are interested to see what the Tata Motors is going to display at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo for the Nano.