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Tata Nano

₹ 2.00 - 3.05 Lakh*
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3.8 / 5
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While the power steering unit has greatly enhanced driving comfort for the Nano, the automatic gearbox make sthe Tata Nano a real joy to drive in tight urban confines.

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Tata Nano Price List

View Below - Listing of Variants
    CNG Variants
    • 624 cc, CNG, 33 km/kg
      ₹ 2.67 Lakh*
    Petrol Variants
    • XE
      624 cc, Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
      ₹ 2.08 Lakh*
    • XM
      624 cc, Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
      ₹ 2.43 Lakh*
    • XT
      624 cc, Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
      ₹ 2.63 Lakh*
    • XMA
      624 cc, Petrol, 18.5 kmpl
      ₹ 2.85 Lakh*
    • XTA
      624 cc, Petrol, 18.5 kmpl
      ₹ 3.05 Lakh*
    Launching Soon
    • 624 cc, Diesel, 28 kmpl
      ₹ 2.00 Lakh*
    • ₹ 2.50 Lakh*

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Nano Color Options

  • Damson Purple

  • Sangria Red

  • Royal Gold - Tata Nano

  • Persian Rose

  • Pearl White

  • Meteor Silver

  • Dazzle Blue

Expert Test Review

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

UPDATED: Read detailed roadtest of the Nano GenX (click to read)

The Tata Nano is the car that put its maker on the world map as a car manufacturer. When it was launched first in the year 2008, it created a lot of buzz because of its ‘most-affordable car’ tag. The launch of Nano resulted making Tata Motors instantly recognized whereas the Nano became a hugely famous car among Indians. As famous as it might have been back in the day though, the sales for the Nano never really took off as predicted initially. Since its introduction, the Nano has been given mild refreshments to improve its appeal. 

And with the current model, Tata has done a commendable job of resurrecting the Nano for the Indian masses. This model has been vastly improved and most of the changes have been made keeping in mind the target audiences’ requirements while customer feedback has also been taken into account. The enhancements come in shape of new aesthetics while the major highlight of the car is the introduction of an optional AMT (automated manual transmission) and an openable boot. 


The powertrain on the Nano is unchanged, meaning it comes powered by the same 624cc twin-cylinder petrol motor as before. In the new model, Tata Motors has worked greatly on the engine response and driveability part and even sacrificed fuel economy for that matter. But, while it sips a little more fuel than before, it is now also fitted with a larger fuel tank – 24 litres as opposed to 15 litres on the earlier models.

The major change in the new model is the addition of an automated gearbox . The AMT in the Nano is optional and is a 5-speed version with a creep function. The creep function in automatic gearboxes allows a vehicle to slowly gain pace as soon as the driver lifts the foot off the brake pedal. This is of great convenience while encountering bumper to bumper traffic, which is something that is very common in metro cities. 

The Nano AMT has three selectable driving modes, namely- A, M and S. In 
A or automatic mode, the transmission upshifts depending on the throttle inputs. In M or manual mode, the driver can shift gears themself by moving the gear lever back and forth for downshifts and upshifts. In case, the driver does not upshift, the gearbox will eventually upshift once the engine hits the redline. The third and final S or the Sports mode allows the the transmission to hold on to a gear till higher rpm than normal.

The AMT equipped Tata Nano makes up for an able city runabout. The transmission is not that quick or peppy to use as a conventional automatic, but it does the job quite effortlessly in the Nano. And given the convenience it offers for its price, it’s a great overall package. 

The ride quality on the new model is also improved and it eats up potholes and bad roads in a sublime manner. The ride does get bumpy at high speeds over bad stretches, but even then it remains planted and sure-footed unlike some of the cars in its segment. The power steering is light and works brilliantly too. At speeds of over 80-90km/h, the Nano gets affected by the crosswinds, but it does not get scary anytime. That said, braking is one area where the Nano still needs to be improved in. While the stopping distance can be termed as satisfactory, there’s not much bite from the brakes and under heavy braking or emergency stops the vehicle tends to swerve out of the desired trajectory. There’s no ABS on offer even now!

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Interiors

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On the inside, the interior of the new model has been revamped as well. The large windows add to the airy feel, while you sit upright and there’s ample of leg / knee space. There’s a new steering wheel like found on the Bolt and Zest twins, but in the Nano it comes without controls for the audio system. The Nano is decently equipped with features like keyless entry, a 4-speaker audio system that supports Bluetooth telephony, a comprehensive driver information display that has two trip meters, etc.

In the AMT equipped versions, there’s a new AMT console which eats up a lot of space. That said, there’s still enough space to keep your knick-knacks. 

What we like

Extremely spacious cabin, large seats, plenty of legroom and head room, now has a boot

What we don't like

AMT does not get front cupholders, seats need to be more supportive, fit and finish needs to be improved

Interiors Details

Boot Space

The manual model offers 110 litres of boot space while the automatic offers 94 litres

Speedometer

The Tata Nano has a clear to read speedometer dial

Gear Lever

The Tata Nano has a stubby gear lever

Cup Holders

The Tata Nano has front cup holders

Glovebox

The Tata Nano has two gloveboxes

Audio System

The Tata Nano top-end variants get a Bluetooth compatible stereo

Air Conditioner

The Tata Nano comes with manual air conditioning

Arm Rests

The Tata Nano does not have arm rests

Air Vents

The Tata Nano has round air vents

Seats

The Tata Nano has large seats, although their flat contour does not offer adequate support

Leg Room

The Tata Nano offers plenty of front and rear leg room

Knee Room

The Tata Nano offers plenty of front and rear knee room

Shoulder Space

The Tata Nano offers ample shoulder space

Head Room

The Tata Nano offers generous amounts of head room

Steering Wheel

The Tata Nano has a dual tone steering wheel

Power Windows

The Tata Nano offers front power windows in top-end variants

Keyless Entry

The Tata Nano offers keyless entry

Driver Information Display

The Tata Nano offers a driver information display for a host of vehicle information

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Exteriors

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On the outside, the Tata Nano comes with smoked headlamps, new bumper with a ‘smiley’ grille and a black bezel between the lamps two headlamps. Side profile is largely unchanged from the outgoing car, but there are no alloy wheels on offer as of now in the new model. At the back, the bumper is redesigned and houses a similar grille as on the front. The Nano also gets a revised rear design, thanks to the addition of an usable tail-gate. Lifting the tailgate gives access to the boot – 110litres in manual and 94 litres for the AMT equipped versions.

What we like

Well profiled, looks appealing

What we don't like

Small 12 inch wheels are dwarfed by the tall profile of the car

Exteriors Details

Front Design

The Tata Nano has a stubby front end design

Rear Design

The Tata Nano has a tall rear profile

Side Profile

The Tata Nano has a cute side profile, although its tiny wheels look dwarfed by its tall height

Ground Clearance

The Tata Nano has a ground clearance of 180mm

Bumpers

The Tata Nano has large bumpers

Head Lamps

The Tata Nano has large headlamps

Tail Lamps

The Tata Nano has tall tail lamps

Fog Lamps

Top-end versions of the Nano get fog lamps

Tyres

The Tata Nano has small tyres

Alloy Wheels

The Tata Nano does not get alloy wheels

Outside Mirrors

The Tata Nano gets body coloured ORVMs

Colors

The Tata Nano is available in a wide range of colours to choose from

Rear Wiper

The Tata Nano does not have a rear wiper

Roof Rails

The Tata Nano does not get roof rails

Sun Roof

The Tata Nano does not have a sun roof

Spoiler

The Tata Nano does not have a rear spoiler

Side Steps

The Tata Nano does not have side steps

Spare Wheel

The Tata Nano has a full sized spare wheel

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Engine

The Tata Nano comes powered by a 624cc petrol engine that delivers decent amount of grunt in a car of that size. In the manual version, the engine feels peppy and sprightly whereas with the AMT, it can be best described as relaxed. Even then, the engine offers adequate performance for daily running in a city, while it’s also light on the pocket. 

The engine is refined and the NVH levels are well contained. The broad power-band offers excellent drivability in the city. At higher speeds/rpms it does tend to run out of breath though. 

What we like

Good real world driveability

What we don't like

Engine runs out of steam at higher revs

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

The Tata Nano offers linear acceleration

Top Speed

The Tata Nano has a top speed of around 105 km/h

In Gear Acceleration

The Tata Nano has reasonable in-gear acceleration

Gearbox

The Tata Nano has a four-speed gearbox for the manual model and a five-speed unit in the automatic versions

Power

The Tata Nano's 624cc engine develops 38 PS of max power @ 5500 ± 250 rpm

Torque

The Tata Nano's engine develops 51 Nm of peak torque @ 4000 ± 500 rpm

NVH Levels

NVH levels in the Tata Nano are on the higher side be improved

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Mileage

CNG Mileage 36 kmpl
Petrol Mileage 23.9 kmpl

The manual Tata Nano has an ARAI rated efficiency of 23.6 km/l while the automatic model returns 21.9 km/l

What we like

Efficient powertrain

What we don't like

Going by the engine's size, the motor could have been more efficient

CNG Variants
CNG XM 36 kmpl
Petrol Variants
XE 23.9 kmpl
XM 23.9 kmpl
XT 23.9 kmpl
XMA 21.9 kmpl
XTA 21.9 kmpl
Petrol Mileage

The automatic Tata Nano has an ARAI rated efficiency of 21.9 km/l while the manual model's efficiency 23.6 km/l. 

Mileage Details

City Fuel Economy

The Tata Nano offers an urban economy of 17 km/l for the manual model and 15 km/l for the automatic model

Highway Fuel Economy

The Tata Nano offers a highway economy of 22 km/l for the manual model and 18.6 km/l for the automatic version

Arai Rated Economy

The Tata Nano has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 23.6 km/l for the manual model while the automatic model has a rated efficiency figure of 21.9 km/l

Tank Range

With its 24 litre tank, the Nano has a range of 566 km for the manual model and 525 km for the automatic model


Safety

On handling front, the new Tata Nano does not feel much different than the outgoing version. The power steering is light and features an ‘active return’ system that makes steering the vehicle effortless at low speeds, Around corners, the Nano does roll a fair bit, thanks to the combination of its ride-height and short-wheelbase. 

The ride quality is satisfactory on the Nano in comparison to its rivals. It’s not overly soft or stiff, and does the job of gobbling potholes and bumps in a confident manner. At slightly higher speeds, the ride may get too bumpy for the liking of the occupants, but it is not uncomfortable or bone-breaking stiff.  

On open stretches, the Nano can cruise comfortably at speeds of 80-90km/h. Braking, however, continues to be its weakest link as the vehicle swerves under hard braking which is a cause of great concern. 

The Nano is aimed to be a city car and that’s where its strength lies! Around town, the Nano is easy to maneuver and effortless to drive, especially the AMT version.  

In the new model, Tata Motors has stiffened the frame and chassis of the Nano. The frontal crash crumple zone/area has been increased in length, while side impact beams have been incorporated on all the doors. The changes result in an overall increase in torsional stiffness and rigidity, showing Tata Motors’ effort to enhance occupant safety in the car. Basic safety features like ABS and airbags have been given a miss though! 

What we like

Handles decently for a city car, passive safety features have been incorporated

What we don't like

Plenty of body roll at higher speeds, unconfident line under hard braking, no ABS

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

The Tata Nano generates a lot of body roll around corners

Braking Performance

The Tata Nano's brakes can be improved

Safety Features

The Tata Nano offers no active safety features

Abs

The Tata Nano does not have anti-lock braking system

Traction Control

The Tata Nano does not have traction control

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Comfort

Ride comfort is good for its segment and potholes and minor undulations are dismissed with ease. As the speeds rise, the ride gets bumpier

What we like

Comfortable ride

What we don't like

Bumpy high speed ride over uneven road surfaces

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

The Tata Nano has a comfortable ride

Front Suspension

The Tata Nano;s front suspension consists of Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with gas filled dampers and anti-roll bar

Rear Suspension

The Tata Nano's front suspension consists of Independent, Semi Trailing arm with coil spring & gas filled shock absorbers


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Tata Nano In News

Tata to hold nation-wide service camps from 4th to 8th March

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Tata has announced the 4th edition of Mega Service Camp that will be held from 8th March to 14th March, 2016. Celebrating Women’s day, this will be a special service camp for women and all the women customers will get special discount of 20 per cent on Road Side assistance. All the Tata vehicles in the line-up including Nano, Bolt, Zest, Indica, I...Read Full News

Tata Motors to localise AMT unit for Nano

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The homegrown car manufacturer Tata Motors is planning to localise AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) unit for its entry-level hatchback, the Tata Nano. The Tata Nano with AMT kit was launched earlier this year has a long waiting period for about two months, has led the company to take this move. At present, Tata Motors source the AMT from Magn...Read Full News

Mega offers on Maruti, Hyundai & Tata entry-level cars

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Discount on Hyundai cars Discounts, offers and freebies are always used by car makers during festive seasons to boost sales and to clear earlier stock. These deals are tailored to tempt customers and prospective buyers to make that purchase at an attractive time. Now, just after the festive season, two of India’s biggest car makers along with...Read Full News

Hats off to Mr. Ratan Tata

By Ritesh Mohanty Posted on 03 Sep 09, 10:21 AM

Pros Turning Radius, Exteriors, Seating Comfort, HVAC, Inner Space

Cons lack of boot space

I am driving my TATA NANO LX in Delhi. This car is amazing at this price point. its smiley face and soft eyes in the front are very cool. Hats off to Mr. Ratan Tata for his efforts to make such a wonderful car for a Aam Aadmi. It is very spacious from inside. Even five people can sit comfortably.I like the turning radius the most. In cities like Delhi this car is very comfortable to ride in traffic.Its HVAC is very effective, As the car is new,No problem with AC wid or widout load and on flyovers. the pickup is also good. On a new car I go to 70km/h only and the stability was more than expected.The major drawback for this car is its storage space. The engine is little bit noisy but in cabin there is no sound.

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New version of AUTORICKSHAW

By Dev Chopra Posted on 02 Apr 09, 07:36 AM

Pros great outer look for new style AUTORICKSHAW

Cons tyre size are very small,AUTORICKSHAW interior

those who makes jokes of tata nano as AUTORICKSHAW should remember that how difficult it is to buy a four wheeler this car is made for common man who can hardly afford second hand maruti 800 high expectation of car was there because of its price but 150000 is not a small price for common man plus the maintainance cost people who drive other cars will find this car very funky unsafe slow but would like to see this car to take place of AUTORICKSHAW because of its great looks ,indian roads are such pathetic condition that the size of tyres looks very small for speed which they claim it can travel at100km/hr, within next 2-3 years this car will take place of AUTORICKSHAW market plus other old junky fiat taxis which are running throught the country and making mess of traffic

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Auto-rickshaw

By Akshika Posted on 30 Mar 09, 12:55 AM

Pros Good looks,good mileage like maruti800

Cons ugly interiors, not having pwer windows.

This car is like a auto-rickshaw.The price of top model is near to 2,00,000.

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5 of 9 users found this review helpful.

The Next Generation autorickshaw

By RATAN SINGH Posted on 01 Sep 08, 03:07 AM

Pros zero

Cons kschra inside

this is going tobe thenext generation auto rickshaw with 4 wheels on it... well auto rickshaws have engine at the rear ends. race it beyond 60 km/pl the doors will come outof the slot...

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Sad ...nano

By Ramkumar Posted on 28 Jun 10, 10:16 PM

Pros neigbours envy

Cons music , dealer service

after the draw of one lakh lucky costomers i thought that i am the very lucky winner, my friends and Dealer himself suggetsed to opt for the refund or opt for any other model of Tata. but I atick to Nano. I am having a very bad experience with my Nano. after 1000 kms i went to Tata workshop for first free servicing while returning back to home it stopped in the midway . one week later the technicians come to see the Nano they said that some wiring was burned and some fuses also blown because i drive the vehicle 120 km speed but i think the maximum speed is 106 km then how come i drive 120 kms, they charged 3000/- for that. On next day the lock of the door opened for that they charged 500/- . Then i decided to keep the Nano in garage and opted to drive my old bajaj scooter

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Bad bad car nano

By Sujit Kumar Posted on 19 May 10, 05:17 PM

Pros very bad car

Cons very bad

the tata nano is so light thata plastic ball can make a dent on the car

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A good Car But worst Servicing

By Lokesh Posted on 23 Jun 10, 09:48 PM

Pros Every thing

Cons Tata Service Men(Mechanics at tata motors.)

ABSOLUTELY Bey-Car Hi, this is William Vaz got my Tata Nano Lx Sunshine through Fortune Cars on 10-05-2010. I was very happy with it. Good Average, Good Height, Good Pick up, Power A/C. But after 15 days my Ac became noisy. After a month I took it for servicing i.e yesterday and wow what a servicing through Fortune cars Mumbai. Waited for 1Hr 45 min for the service advisor to attend me. The advisor was quite irritating. Secondly after my servicing the condition of my car improved. The A/C which was working with noise is now not working at all. Secondly My dashboard has become noisy. The cars condition is not less than secondhand car. Is this Service what TaTa Gives its customer. Very disappointed. Never in my life would I buy a TaTa Car.

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I think that tata has launched a excellent which is good for country like india

By Pavithran S Posted on 31 May 08, 04:56 AM

Pros it has great look and mileage. it is good for city drive in city like kolkata. it is small good to

Cons it has less comfort.its standerd model is not very good looking.its interiors are not very good

it is good for people who ride bike. it is small and compact and dosent need much space to keep. it mileage is good and it is good for middle class family.

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TATA NANO CAR IS CHEAPER,STRONGER& AFFORTABLE FOR INDIANS

By Test Posted on 27 Jun 08, 11:44 PM

Pros nice image,good looking,average mileage,middle class family canafforted

Cons NO ANY

Ithave prepared by TATA only for the middle class family person sothat all can use this car and maintained families without any hasitation. Hope Director of the Company should give chance purchase the middle class person early than others

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Tata - Minimalist and Maximalist

By RATAN SINGH Posted on 26 Aug 08, 06:42 AM

Pros Minimalist and functional

Cons less fuel average

Tata has now two cars one is minimalist and functional for middle class and the other is Tata Quadrajet Indica Vista maximalist and functional for upper middle class.Both the cars are pride of the nation and would do well in global market.

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