Tata has launched the GenX Nano today in the price range of Rs. 1.99-2.89 lakh (ex-showroom) for which Tata motors has opened the bookings at Rs. 5000 last month. Tata GenX Nano is available in five variants including two AMT variants and gets cosmetic as well mechanical changes. Tata GenX Nano is now become the cheapest priced automatic car dethroning Maruti Suzuki Alto k10 and first ever Nano to have functional tailgate.
The Nano GenX starts at Rs. 1.99 lakh for the base XE manual variant while the top manual XT variant comes at Rs. 2.49 lakh. GenX Nano is also available in AMT variant which starts at Rs. 2.69 lakh for the XMA variant and goes up to Rs. 2.89 lakh for the top XTA variant.
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The GenX Nano Twist retains all the mechanics of the outgoing model except the new AMT gearbox. It is powered by the same rear mounted 624cc, 0.6 liter petrol engine that churns out the max power of 37.5bhp@ 5500rpm and 51Nm@ 4000rpm of peak torque. Tata GenX Nano comes with a 4-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual transmission with latter one getting the creep function, Tip-tronic and sport mode.
The fuel efficiency of manual variants stands at 23.6 KMPL while the AMT variants returns 21.9 KMPL ARAI certified mileage. Tata has given GenX Nano 24 litre fuel tank as compared to the 15 liters of the outgoing model.
Space & Dimension:
The Five seater Nano GenX is 3164mm in length, 1750mm in width and 1652mm in height and also carries the wheelbase of 2230mm, boot space of 110 liters for the manual variants and 94 liters for the AMT variants and has a ground clearance of 180mm. Tata motors claims that GenX offers 6% more legroom and 4% more shoulder space than the previous models.
Exterior & Interior:
The basic silhouette hasn’t change but the new GenX Nano gets an array of cosmetic changes over its predecessor models to get rid of the cheap car image. GenX Nano flaunts new Smoked black headlamps with Nano engraving, new front and rear bumpers with Infinity motif grille design, smiley shaped new honeycomb grille, round fog lamps, new rear windscreen, integrated spoiler and openable tailgate etc to name a few.
The interiors changes are not limited to AMT gearbox only, GenX Nano gets new upholstery with infinity and orange highlights, new steering wheel borrowed from Zest and Bolt but without mounted controls, beige dashboard carried over from the current Gen model. GenX Nano also gets AmphiStream bluetooth enabled music system with USB, Aux-In connectivity, front power windows, air conditioning, power steering etc.
The New Nano GenX is now available in seven color options including Damson Purple, Dazzle blue, Royal Gold, Pearl White, Meteor Silver, Sangria Red (new) and Persian Rose (new).
Previous generation Nano models performed poorly in NCAP crash tests scored a big zero, so Tata has upgraded GenX Nano with revised the body structure. The latest avatar of Nano gets robust side beams for side crash protection, anti-roll bar for high speed stability and impact cushioning crumple zone. As a result of the changes GenX Nano is 25 kgs heavy than the Nano twist.
Apart from the structural changes GenX Nano comes with central locking, front and rear seat belts, booster assisted brakes and hazard warning switch.
When Tata introduced the hatchback Nano for the very first time, it carried the cheapest price car which resulted in underwhelming response of the car. In order to get rid of it Tata has given new variants to the market at regular intervals like Nano CNG, Nano twist etc but none of them were able raise the sales graph of Nano. We hope the new Nano would be able to write the success story it is meant for.
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