Report – Supercharged Tata Nano variant could launch during festive season

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014 - 5:32pm IST

According to a report on Autocar Professional, Tata Motors is working on a supercharged variant of the Nano, and a market launch could take place during the festive season this year.

Tata Nano Engine
The Nano’s twin-cylinder engine could benefit from supercharging.

The supercharged Nano would be the based on the current twin-cylinder 624 cc engine which produces 38 PS and 51 Nm of torque in its naturally-aspirated state. This variant of the small car would be aimed at driving enthusiasts or drivers who feel the current engine’s underpowered.

Apart from the supercharged Nano, Tata is also working on a part-electric variant of the small car called Nano ‘e-rev’. The e-rev, according to the report, will increase the driving range of the small car while also reducing emission levels. For now, the e-rev is described as being a R&D project, and whether or not to launch the product will depend completely on the electric vehicle policy of the Indian government.

Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic Concept dashboard
The Nano would also get an automated manual transmission.

Apart from the supercharged Nano and the Nano e-rev, Tata will introduce the Nano F-Tronic (which sees the introduction of an automated manual transmission) and the Nano Active (which has an openable bootllid). The new range of Nano variants should further bolster the image of the Nano as a city car than as a cheap or a poor man’s car.

[Source – Autocar Professional]

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9 thoughts on “Report – Supercharged Tata Nano variant could launch during festive season

  1. Dr. Viswanath says:

    i thank all the nano group workers about introducing nano electric car. Eagerly waiting for its arrival,
    About AMT not only ladies, some physically handicapped persons will also be benefited. They will lead their life independently.

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  2. fintsho says:

    No matter what avartar of nano tata brings, it will never set the sale chart burning for the simple reason that the quality of not up to the mark, the design is outdated and it is not cheap as well…

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Let us agree to disagree. 🙂

      The next time you visit the Unites States, consider stopping-by at the prestigious ‘Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’ in New York – They have a Sunshine Yellow Tata Nano on display. And no there are no Altos or A-Stars on display there.

      The best selling car in India was Alto, and if we talk about design, Alto scores poorly compared against all basic cars currently available in the Indian market. So it’s not the design that sets the sales charts on-fire.

      Quality has improved a lot, TD a 2014 Tata Nano Twist.

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  3. PAB says:

    Automatic transmissions for the ladies please!
    Don’t laugh women are they are 40 + percent of the potential buyers and they prefer the ease of an automatic. Let’s face it, automatic transmissions make driving easier in heavy traffic.

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Absolute truth. It’s not just the ladies, but everyone likes an auto-transmission in today’s city traffic.

      Tata Motors is reportedly working on an AMT version of Nano, and I hope to see it on the roads soon.

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  4. sandy says:

    Personally I like Toyota iQ like product. So a Nano getting short, safer, robust with bigger wheels like iQ without sacrificing its current credential like space, along with what we have witnessed from AutoExpo like new looks, AMT, hatch door, turbo charged, matured interior design n quality etc. is something I’m waiting for.

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Adopting these changes could increase the price of the vehicle, but that’s a good idea. 🙂

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  5. Jishnu S V says:

    Good move by Tata. But hope they bring in disc brakes and airbag and better safety stds on the Nano.

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  6. Dhananjayan says:

    cool! Hope it gets 5 speed transmission!

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