Undoubtedly, Tata Nano is definitely the cheapest car available in India till date. This small wonder is conceptualized and designed to cater to the burgeoning middle-classes two-wheeler users, who aspire to have a car of their own. Affordability was the factor which was kept in mind while creating this car, be it for its purchase or maintenance.
Tata Nano attained popularity in a short span of time after its launch in 2008 for its ever low price of Rs.1 lakh and small size. Identified as the most affordable and cheaper than a secondhand car, the Nano is considered as a “poor man’s” vehicle. Tata Motors is renowned for its low maintenance vehicles, and the Nano is a perfect example.
The launch of Tata Nano GenX
After much hype ringed this ambitious car project, there were expectations that Nano will take the Indian roads by storm giving an economical alternative to many big families who accommodated on a single two-wheeler and contrived through India’s precarious urban traffic. But the car didn’t do well as Indians were more obsessed with the brands and Nano having a low-cost label lost its aspirational value.
People of today prefer things to have embellishments and dazzle. So, Tata Motors decided to give a new face to this “People’s car” and launched Tata Nano GenX which has been designed with a number of technologically advanced features and has the ability to push your driving experience to another level of comfort and perfection.
The car has witnessed immense changes and has improved both in terms of looks and performance as compared to the original model. The two most significant changes made to this small car are the addition of an automated manual transmission and an openable hatch. In retrospect, the car is way better with enhanced looks, openable hatch, revised interior, and a modified petrol engine with a choice between a four-speed manual transmission along with an AMT unit. The plus factor of this car is that it is available in both AMT and CNG variant.
|GenX XE||Petrol||Rs. 2,36,447/-|
|GenX XM||Petrol||Rs. 2,72,223/-|
|GenX XT||Petrol||Rs. 2,92,667/|
|GenX XMA||Petrol||Rs. 3,14,815/-|
|GenX XTA||Petrol||Rs. 3,34,768/-|
The Tata Nano is available in six color variants. They are Dazzle Blue, Espresso Brown, Damson Purple, Meteor Silver, Pearl White, and Sangria Red.
Exterior- Keeping the basic silhouette intact, Tata Motors has made an incremental change in its looks. The hatchback has been decked up with new styling elements such as new smoke headlamps, alloy wheels, Tata’s signature grille in front and an openable boot with a carrying capacity of 110 litres. The exterior of the hatchback displays features including an openable hatch, body coloured bumpers, piano black door handles, colour coordinated tip tap ORVMs, front wiper and washer, front fog lamps among several others.
The car appears to be more upmarket as compared to the previous generation model from inside. As an add-on, it is loaded with new features including the new steering wheel borrowed from Zest and power windows in the front.
Engine Specifications & Transmission
Nano GenX uses the same engine that powered its predecessor under the skin. The low capacity 624cc and 2-cylinder petrol engine generate 38bhp at 5500rpm, and 51Nm of torque. A four-speed manual transmission is provided to the engine and a five-speed AMT unit is available on select trims.
Performance & Mileage
The 624cc petrol engine is quite economical. The manual version is believed to deliver 25.3km/l and the AMT variants gives 21.9km/l.
Accessories & Infotainment
There is an AmphiStream music system with radio, CD, MP3 and AUX-In. The Bluetooth for phone calls and music streaming option is only available in the high-end variants of this car.
The feature of Infotainment is integrated only in the high-end variants.
Braking & Handling
Nano GenX has drum brakes at the front and rear axles.
Safety & Security
The safety and security provisions include a central locking system, central high mount stop lamp, booster assisted brakes, front & rear seat belts, additional body reinforcements and hazard warning switch.
Comfort & Convenience
-The hatchback has access to the power-assisted steering wheel, driver information display, distance to empty, remote keyless entry, air conditioner, heater, front power windows, the 12V power socket for mobile charging, cup holders in the front console and a few others from inside.
Wheels & Tyres
The tyres fitted in this car are tubeless measuring 135/70 R 12 fitted in the front and 155/70 R 12 in the rear.
Tata Nano GenX faces tough competition from Maruti Alto 800, Maruti Alto K10, Renault Kwid, Datsun redi-GO, and Hyundai Eon in the affordable budget segment.
Thinking of buying this amazing pocket-friendly car, then hurry up!! This car is only available on consumer demand.