It has been a while since Tata Motors has been testing the Nano diesel on the Indian roads. The company launched Nano as the world’s cheapest car which capture the public’s imagination, but it failed to convert this into sales chart. The vehicle has been developed at the dedicated facility in Sanand Gujarat. Tata has tried everything to increase its sales like hefty discounts, limited editions and facelifts, but nothing went right. Now, the company is working on an all-new Nano diesel which company believes will increase its sales in the market.
Tata Nano diesel Exteriors
Tata Nano diesel will look slightly different from its petrol sibling. The front and rear end of the hatchback is equipped with black Tata’s smiling grille complemented by fog lamps at both ends. The headlamp assembly gets black outlines, while the logo is positioned below the bonnet line. The new model will sport few more features and better quality equipment levels. The side profile gets a black line running from the A to C-pillar placed above the door handles. This model will also get the opening tailgate which help in adding to its storage space.
Tata Nano diesel Interiors
Inside the cabin, the Nano diesel looks similar to its petrol counterparts; however, it will get new colours for the upholstery and wooden accents for the central console. If media reports to believe, this model will get EPAS (electric power assisted steering), LED gauge for fuel and coolant temperature.
Tata Nano diesel Engine, mileage & Transmission
Under the hood, the Nano diesel will get an 800cc three-cylinder turbocharged unit. The power output is yet to be confirmed, but we expect it to return around 42bhp of top power and a significantly higher torque. Rumours are on rife that the diesel Nano will return an impressive fuel economy of around 30kmpl. It is also speculated that this model might also get an automated manual transmission gearbox.
Tata Nano diesel Price & Launch date in India
The new Nano diesel will be the country’s cheapest diesel model. It is expected that the new Nano model will cost around Rs. 60,000 more than the petrol model. The diesel Nano prices are likely to start around Rs. 2.40 lakh, while the top spec model will be tagged around Rs. 3.2 lakh. The exact launch date for the model is yet to be announced, but we expect it to make its debut by the festive season.