Tata Nano-based Small Car in the Works, To Rival Renault Kwid

Tata Pelican front side

Tata Pelican is likely to powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. Upon its launch, it will take on the likes of Renault Kwid, Datsun redi Go and Maruti Alto.

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.

Also Read: Tata Tiago – Everything You Need to Know

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.

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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.

Comparisons: Tiago Vs Renault Kwid | Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio

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

Variant Expected Price
Base ModelRs 3 lakh
Top ModelRs 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

Engine1,000cc, 3-cylinder petrol
Transmission5-speed Manual


Tata Pelican Rivals

Upon its launch, Tata’s new Nano-based small hatchback will take on the likes of Renault Kwid, Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Datsun redi-GO.



  1. GB

    May 23, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    This is amazing!! Hope Tata offers it with AMT gearbox from day one.

  2. Richard

    December 29, 2016 at 8:10 PMDec

    It doesn’t matter what TATA bring to the market the Portuguese government will tax it to oblivion .. . they already demonise any attempt to set up businesses in Portugal . Yet happily cough up benefit payments to the benefit claimants who live and drive Mercedes estate and saloon cars bought from their illegal businesses and welfare payments for their 15 child dependants .

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