Tata Nano, a car manufactured by Tata Motors, is strictly for city and large town dwellers. Manufactured and sold exclusively in India– this car is said to be the cheapest car in the world today. It was first launched in the year 2009 and has undergone some changes after its inception based on many user reviews. The cost too has increased but it still remains the lowest-cost car in India today. A good place to look for used or new Tata Nano cars would be www.gaadi.com.
These are some of its features:
- Type: 646 cc, 2 Cylinder, MPFi
- Maximum Power: 38 ps@5500 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 51 nm@4000
- Top speed: 105 kmph
- No.of gears: 4 forward and 1 Reverse
- Forward gears: Synchromesh
- Reverse gear: Sliding mesh
- Front Suspension: Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with gas filled dampers and anti-roll bar
- Rear Suspension: Independent, Semi trailing arm with coil spring and gas filled shock absorbers
- Brake Type: Dual Circuit
- Front: Drum
- Rear: Drum
Tyres: Radial and Tubeless
- Length (Overall): 3099mm
- Height (Overall): 1652mm
- Wheel base: 2230mm
- Ground clearance: 180mm
Tata Nano comes in a vibrant range of colors that include Papaya Orange, Neon Rush, Sunshine Yellow and Rouge Red and for those who do not want their car to be too brightly colored can opt for Aqua Blue, Serene White, Meteor Silver or Champagne Gold. There a few other colors available too.
The three versions of the car available today are:
The luxury model NANO LX (BSIII/BSIV) has body color bumpers and door handles. The driver side tip-tap Outside Rearview Mirror (ORVM) is body colored in the luxury model, black in NANO CX (BSIII/BSIV) model and is not present in the basic model. In the luxury model the wheel covers are full where as it is half wheel covers in the intermediary model and style-in-steel wheels in the basic model. Front wiper and washer in all the three versions are 2-speed but the luxury model is 2-speed intermittent. The basic version has the front windshield that is plain whereas it is tinted in the upgraded versions. The luxury model also has roof beading and roof spoiler.
The seat upholstery and door trim in the luxury model is premium beige fabric. The intermediary version is trendy black fabric whereas the basic version is dual tone vinyl.
When it comes to comfort and convenience only the basic model is not air conditioned. The luxury version has a heater too and the intermediary version has the option for fitting a heater. The headlamp leveling is an integral feature through innovative suspension design in all three models.
Safety and Security Features:
The luxury version has the central locking facility. That apart all the three versions have radial tubeless tyres, front and rear seat belts, door lock on the driver side, center high mount stop lamp, laminated windshield, booster-assisted brakes and other additional body reinforcements.
Information with regard to price, user reviews and comparisons of different versions of the car can be easily gained from www.gaadi.com a web portal that is dedicated to everything to do with cars.