Tata Motors is reportedly working on a new small car based on the Nano platform that will rival the Renault Kwid. Internally named as Tata Pelican, this new hatchback will be positioned below the newly-launched Tiago. The new small car from Tata will carry a contemporary design, feature-rich interior and more efficient engine than the Tata Nano.
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According to reports, the carmaker has already updated its vendors about requirements for the hatchback such as a bigger engine, wheels, battery and other components. After the Tiago, the Pelican will be the next Tata product to be manufactured at the carmaker’s Sanand, Gujarat-based facility. The new small car from Tata is likely to come with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine.
If reports are to be trusted, the home-grown carmaker is also working on an 800cc, 2-cylinder diesel engine for the new Nano-based small car. Similar to the Tiago hatchback, the Tata Pelican will follow the company’s new IMPACT design philosophy. The car might get airbags and anti-lock braking system as standard safety equipment.
Tata Pelican Launch Date
Tata’s new Nano-based small car is expected to be launched in India towards the end of 2017 or early 2018. Though, the carmaker hasn’t yet confirmed anything about the product and its launch timeline.
Tata Pelican Price in India
|Base Model||Rs 3 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 5 lakh|
Since the Tata Pelican hatchback will sit below the Tiago, it will be priced on slightly lower side. The base variant of the hatchback could be priced at Rs 3 lakh, and the top-model might cost around Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom).
Tata Pelican Specifications
|Engine||1,000cc, 3-cylinder petrol|