By rolling out the Nano, which is probably one of the least expensive production cars in the world, Tata Motors set a benchmark in producing a no-frills cost effective car for the masses.
Tata Nano Models
|Tata Nano XE 624 cc, Manual,Petrol, Mileage: NA||2.00 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
|Tata Nano XM 624 cc, Manual,Petrol, Mileage: NA||2.34 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
|Tata Nano XT 624 cc, Manual,Petrol, Mileage: NA||2.54 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
|Tata Nano XMA 624 cc, Automatic,Petrol, Mileage: NA||2.75 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
|Tata Nano XTA 624 cc, Automatic,Petrol, Mileage: NA||2.94 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
|Tata Nano CNG emax LX 624 cc, Manual,CNG, Mileage: 36 kmpl||2.56 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
|Tata Nano XM CNG 624 cc, Manual,CNG, Mileage: NA||2.56 Lakh||Get on Road Price|
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The Tata Nano is the world's cheapest car and it works without a fuss
The Tata Nano was introduced as the One Lakh Rupee car when it was launched in 2008. It may not cost as less as its launch price now with a starting price of Rs 1.43 lakh but it still is the World’s Cheapest car. While the Nano might be cheap, it is a proper car with four doors, a rear engine and easy city use manners. The Nano takes on the likes of the Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon. The Tata Nano is available in petrol and CNG variants and it is priced in the range of Rs Rs.1.43 to 2.58 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).
The Nano is a cute little city car with a unibody design. The front end houses a small boot and two diamond shaped headlights, a slab sided profile and signature Tata hatchback rear end with tall taillights. Ground clearance is excellent at 180mm.
The Nano is just 3.1 metres long and has the wheels extended at all corners resulting in a 2.23m wheelbase. This opens up a sizeable interior which is larger than what you get in an Alto. Plastics quality is passable and the seats are fairly comfortable. The rear seats are placed over the rear mounted engine and can get a bit uncomfortable at high speeds. The Nano is a simple design made to deliver on the value you get for your money and that means cost saving is evident on various fronts. The lack of cubby holes or the shortage of features are ways to save costs but owners will not mind that considering the running costs of the Nano are considerably lower than competition.
The Nano is powered by a rear mounted 624cc two-cylinder diesel engine offering acceptable levels of performance for a car this size with these specifications. It develops 38PS of power and 51Nm of torque. It is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. Since the Nano weighs just 600kg, the small capacity engine provides adequate power for city runs. On the highway though, the Nano runs out of steam at 100-105kmph. The Nano returns impressive ARAI certified mileage of 25.4kmpl which is the highest for a petrol car. The Nano does not offer any safety aids like ABS and Airbags.
The Nano as a City runabout makes a lot of sense. It is light, nimble and easy to park with the power steering variants. It is also very cheap to buy which works for first time car buyers.
Tata Nano Reviews
Tata Nano User Reviews
By Prabhakar on 10 Jan 2015I made my decision of going ahead with it. While the swift diesel was cheaper and more economical, the Fiat had better handling and a more grounded feel than the Swift with the engine slightly de-tuned to suit Indian road conditions. However , I feel that the interiors shouldn't have been all black, the air conditioning has to work harder and...Read More...
By Milind R Shah on 05 Jan 2013Everyone dreams to own a car and thanks to Ratan Tata that dream come has true for many with the Nano.Even today most people buy cars by the time they reach their 40s. But with the Nano, is has been made possible in the 30s. It is such an amazing car to drive. With a mileage of 23km/litre on highway with A/C on and 25 to 26kmpl without A/C, what...Read More...