Tata Motors boosts Nano's engine, gives better mileage

Tata Motors yesterday said that it had introduced a more powerful petrol engine in the world's lowest-priced car, the Tata Nano, with a marginally improved mileage, at the existing price.

It also said that the new Nano would now be available in newer colours and interiors.

Making the Tata Nano even more desirable, the car's 624cc engine has been made more powerful and delivers 38PS of power (up from 35 PS earlier) and 51Nm of torque from 48 Nm earlier, with a fuel efficiency of 25.4 kmpl that has been improved from the earlier 23.6 kmpl (as certified by the Automotive Research Association of India [ARA]).

"The high fuel efficiency, with a low kerb weight of 600 kg, ensures that the Tata Nano at 92.7 gm / kmhas the lowest CO2 emission among cars in India," Tata Motors said in a statement.

The Nano is capable of achieving a top speed of 105km and  can negotiate inclines with a gradeability of 30 per cent. It has a turning radius of 4 metres.

The ride and handling have been improved with a revised suspension set-up, including an anti-roll bar at the front, and an improved steering mechanism.                                                                                                                                            
While the cabin is quiet, a racier sounding exhaust note now gives the Tata Nano a more assertive road presence. Booster-assisted brakes, already available in the Nano CX and the LX, have now been added to the base Nano Standard version as well.