Report – Tata Nano with power steering launching on Jan 15

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 - 4:12pm IST

According to a report on Autocar, Tata Motors will launch a power-steering equipped Nano on January 15, 2014. The power steering equipped Nano will be called ‘Nano Twist’, and would be priced about INR 15,000 more than the current top-end Nano LX variant.

2013 Tata Nano steering wheel
The power steering equipped Nano will be called Nano Twist.

The power steering unit for the Nano is believed to have been developed by ZF Friedrichshafen. With this feature, Tata hopes to increase sales of the Nano, which until this point continues to be dull.

Back in June this year, Tata showcased the 2013 model year Nano with exterior and interior changes. One of the new features Tata was talking about was the ‘Easy Steer Technology’. Basically, Tata engineers had tweaked the steering and suspension of the Nano for better maneuverability. The Easy Steer technology was more of a stopgap arrangement until Tata could introduce the Nano with a power steering unit however.

2013 Tata Nano Peach bodykit side
Given its dinky dimensions, a power steering equipped Nano would make for an ideal city runabout.

The Nano with the power steering system (we don’t know if its an electronic or hydraulic unit) would have its other specifications unchanged. Powered by a 624 cc, two-cylinder engine, the Nano produces 38 PS and 51 Nm of torque.

Based on the 2013 model, Tata also launched the Nano emax CNG in October. This variant of the Nano is the most environmentally friendly car in India (if you were to exclude EVs), with CO2 emissions of only 75 g/km.

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12 thoughts on “Report – Tata Nano with power steering launching on Jan 15

  1. Ramesh says:

    Good work Tata. For a typical city car on our crowded & narrow roads a Power steering was a must. A rear openable hatch should have come with this and would have further enhanced this car.

  2. Michael says:

    Great news now boffins at Tata plz give the nano a variomatic transmission and make it the best city run-about in India.

  3. sandy says:

    Thats good, but I had seen a video of Bosch Technology research center where a Nano was tested for the power steering. And now it’s ZF Friedrichshafen. Maybe, some change in plan which cost this delay.

  4. Ayyappan says:

    Great news….I cannot think of a better city car than the Nano if it does have Power Steering and a workable boot.

    The overall quality of the Nano has improved by almost 60% from the time it was launched. I was mighty impressed to see a Nano catching up with our Innova and even staying ahead most of the times on a recent long drive and that too for about an hour or so. Imagine we were touching 110+ consistently….You do see a lot of Nano’s on long drives these days…..which is a good indicator of its build quality and dynamics.

    1. Prashant says:

      Ayyappan, Agree with your comments. Indians needs to change their mentality towards Nano..
      It is a much capable car than we think.
      Marketing team needs to take radically different approach to market this..
      Tata marketing team, Are you listening..??????

  5. Milo Cruise says:

    Good Work TATA

  6. Prashant says:

    Great.. this will definitely improve the nano sales..

  7. kapil says:

    Finally! Finally some brains being used by tata motors!

  8. Dinesh T says:

    It’s an electronic one!


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