Tata Nano Pelican spied for the first time


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Reported to be positioned above the GenX Nano.

Autocar India has posted the first ever spyshot of an all new Tata Nano that is heavily camouflaged. It’s codenamed the Nano ‘Pelican’, and is reported to be positioned between the GenX Nano and Tata Tiago.

Tata Nano Pelican front quarter spied for the first time
The design of the next gen Tata Nano is expected to draw cues from the Nano Europa Concept.

Although the camouflaged exterior keeps the design under wraps, a closer look reveals larger 13 inch wheel caps, new headlight and engine hood designs, repositioned fuel filler inlet and washer for the front windshield. The design of the next gen Tata Nano is expected to draw cues from the Nano Europa Concept unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

The interior of the test mule has also been snapped, and it reveals more significant changes in store for Tata’s smallest hatchback. The Tata Pelican adopts an all-new dashboard with a center console similar to the Tata Tiago, bigger instrument cluster that now sits behind the steering wheel, and a new infotainment system from Harman, which could feature the Tiago’s turn-by-turn navigation feature.

Tata Nano Pelican interior spied for the first time
The Tata Pelican adopts an all new dashboard with a center console similar to the Tata Tiago.

Also Read: Tata Tiago becomes best-seller for Tata in April with 3,022 units sold

As for mechanical details, the report suggests that the Nano Pelican could pack a larger displacement engine with an output of over 60 PS. Former Tata Chairman, Ratan Tata, did reveal to Autocar India that more variants of the Nano would be introduced, which could be powered by a bigger three cylinder engine. If it turns out to be true, this will be a significant upgrade over the current model’s 624 cc engine that only outputs 38 PS and 51 Nm of torque.

Tata Nano Pelican – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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