The Tata Nano, first launched in 2009, came with a tag of “world’s cheapest car” that actually went against the car’s desirability quotient and sales in India. Though the automaker kept refreshing the line-up at regular intervals, nothing worked for them. In 2014, the company introduced the eMax CNG and power steering trims (Twist). But, that too failed to pull-in more sales for the company.
In an attempt to increase appeal and desirability quotient of the car, the home-grown automaker brought-in all-new Nano GenX with AMT (automated manual transmission). Except for the CNG version, the new Nano GenX replaced the entire old Nano line-up. Aiming to get rid from the ‘cheap’ tag, Tata Motors is promoting the new Nano GenX under the ‘Smart City Car’ campaign and presenting it as a more premium and improved product in the market.
Now, let’s find out the changes that have been made to the new Tata Nano GenX 2015. Will the AMT gearbox and new updates allure the buyers?
Old vs New Tata Nano GenX 2015 – Exterior
The 2015 Nano GenX received significant cosmetic update, and the most noticieable one is the openable boot. Just so you know, the boot capacity is 110-litres. The car gets new smoke headlamps with black bezel and large circular fog lamps instead of the old petal-shaped headlights. It also features a piano black hood garnish, front and rear bumpers with Infinity motif grille and integrated tailgate spoiler.
The new Nano has a range of over 450kms, thanks to the increased fuel tank capacity (24-litres from 15-litres). The 2015 Nano GenX also gets a new Sangria Red color option, along with standard shades. While the old model had very simple and dull styling, the new model looks quite refreshing and sporty. Though, the updated version still retains the original design.
Old vs New Tata Nano GenX 2015 – Interior
Inside the cabin, the new GenX gets first-in-segment color themes and new-generation Tata signature electric power-assisted steering wheel with active return function and speed sensitivity. It’s the same steering that is also found on the Zest and Bolt. It comes equipped with several new features such as an Amphistream music system with USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, surround sound effect with 4-speakers, first-in-segment digital information display, front power windows, power steering, externally adjustable ORVMs, burglar alarm, new interior trims and central locking remote. Safety features like impact cushioning crumple zones, additional body reinforcements, keyless remote central locking etc. are also on offer. With all advanced features and fitments, the GenX proves to be better and more up-market product than its predecessor.
Old vs New Tata Nano GenX 2015 – Engine Specs
The 2015 Tata Nano GenX continues to feature the 624cc, two-cylinder MPFI petrol engine that also does duty on the old one. Though, it’s more refined than the old powertrain, thanks to the new aluminum block and cylinder head. This engine develops a maximum power of 38bhp and a peak torque of 51Nm. While the regular 4-speed manual transmission is available on XE and XM variants, the Easy Shift Automatic XMA and XTA trims are offered with a new 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox that makes it the most affordable automatic car in India.
Old vs New Tata Nano GenX 2015 – Mileage
The new GenX is as fuel efficient as the old model. The new AMT variants of the GenX are claimed to return a fuel economy of 21.9kmpl, while the manual versions deliver 25.3kmpl just like the old.
Old vs New Tata Nano GenX 2015- Price
The old Nano was offered within a price range of Rs. 1.50 lakh (for base variant) – Rs. 2.20 lakh (for top-spec model), ex-showroom, New Delhi. The new Tata Nano GenX, on the other hand, with more premium styling and feature-rich interior, costs slightly higher than the old one. The manual base variant XE of the new Nano is priced at Rs. 1.99 lakh, while the top-end Easy Shift XTA trim is available at Rs. 2.89 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).