The Nano Twist Active is a part of the automaker's bid to improve the ailing Tata Nano one step at a time. The Nano Twist came with power steering whereas the Twist Active, showcased at the Auto Expo, will add AMT and openable hatch door along with some styling changes.
The hatchback has been testing on public roads for sometime now and here are the latest spyshots, taken by Rushlane.com's reader Arvinthkumar J, near Coimbatore. The key hole for the hatch door is clearly visible in the photographs.
Styling enhancements include smiley grille on the front and rear bumpers, black bezel for the headlamps and reprofiled taillight elements. On the inside, the new top-of-the-line Nano would come with exterior color co-ordinated dashboard trims, new 3-spoke steering wheel akin to the one in Bolt and Zest, "Infinity Motif" seat cover, new gear lever and revised aircon vents.
Mechanically, the 624cc twin-cylinder petrol engine is expected to continue delivering 38 PS and 51 Nm of torque. Apart from the current 4-speed manual gearbox, an F-Tronic AMT supplied by auto component major Magneti Marelli would be available. The Twist Active is also expected to come with a 24-litre fuel tank instead of the current car's 15-litre container.
The openable boot, F-Tronic AMT and styling changes are imperative for the Nano to be re-positioned as a "Smart City Car". We expect the fully loaded Nano to be ready by end of this year or early next year.