Spied – Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic (AMT) snapped inside and out

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014 - 9:31am IST

The Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic with the automated manual transmission (AMT) was snapped testing recently in Chiplun, Maharashtra. The prototype is seen with testing equipment on its rear wheels.

Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic AMT spied on test front
The Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic gets an AMT system along with refreshed exteriors.

The Twist F-Tronic was shown at the Auto Expo earlier this year and Tata officials have told Indian Autos Blog that the variant will enter production “soon”. In a bid to highlight the Nano as a city friendly car, rather than a cheap one, Tata are focussing on variants like the F-Tronic and Active which have increased functionality over the standard Nano.

Powering the F-Tronic would be the same twin-cylinder 624 cc engine seen in the Nano Twist. However, where the Nano Twist gets a 4-speed manual transmission, the F-Tronic will see a 5-speed AMT, supplied by Magneti Marelli. The AMT module uses an electro-hydraulic mechanism which uses an electronic control unit to supervise clutch usage. Compared to a regular automatic transmission which uses a torque converter, the AMT would achieve 15-20 percent better fuel efficiency according to Tata.

Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic AMT spied on test interior
The F-Tronic gets a 5-speed automated manual transmission.

Other changes expected in the car include redesigned front and rear bumpers, a new 3-spoke steering wheel (not seen in this image), smoked headlights and better trim and dashboard plastics.

Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic – Spy Image Gallery

Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic – Image Gallery

[Spy images from Motorbeam]

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5 thoughts on “Spied – Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic (AMT) snapped inside and out

  1. vivek says:

    with all the jazz about new tech etc, there still seems to be no word on whether it would have “disc brakes”. All the old versions have the old drum brakes.

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  2. Pooja says:

    It should have ABS like Maruti A-star, Iam waiting to buy nano ftronic:)

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  3. Charak Patnaik says:

    Yes Deepak, a 3-spoke steering wheel in the production version will look good.

    My few cents…

    I feel, Tata should think of moving the instrument console to the driver side, just like they did for Vista D90. I have come across many who rejected Liva, Etios, Vista just because of the placement of the instrument console. It feels awkward for sure.

    I know it will shoot up the costs, but TML will find more customers. Actually, a survey from existing and prospective customers will be helpful. Also, there is no recent plans to launch Nano globally. So why not give the console a conventional look.

    Secondly, change the exhaust note. How difficult is that TML? Make it sound more like a car.

    Thirdly, bump up the fuel efficiency figures. We see City’s I-DTEC achieve 26kmpl. I know, I am comparing apples and oranges but still…

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    1. Bhargava says:

      Noteworthy points!! Thank you for the inputs. I will try to forward your feedback to Tata Motors (through e-mail and the Twitter handle)

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  4. Deepak Chablani says:

    They should have the new 3-spoke steering wheel in the production version to spruce up the interiors ; that looked classy.

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