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Tata Nano

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₹ 2.36 - ₹ 3.35 Lakh
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Nano Key Features

Engine 624 cc Power 37.5 bhp
Mileage 23.9 kmpl ABS No
Driver Airbag No Turbo Charger No
USB & Aux No Integrated 2DIN Audio No

From the experts

Things We Like in Nano

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

Well profiled, looks appealing

Efficient powertrain

Comfortable ride 

Good real world driveability

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

Things We Dont Like in Nano

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

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

Bumpy high speed ride over uneven road surfaces

Engine runs out of steam at higher revs

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

Price List of Nano

Variant Price Specifications  
CNG XM ₹ 2.97 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 32.5 bhp, 36 kmpl, CNG
XE ₹ 2.36 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 37.5 bhp, 23.9 kmpl, Petrol
XM ₹ 2.72 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 37.5 bhp, 23.9 kmpl, Petrol
XT ₹ 2.93 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 37.5 bhp, 23.9 kmpl, Petrol
XMA ₹ 3.15 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 37.5 bhp, 21.9 kmpl, Petrol
XTA ₹ 3.35 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 37.5 bhp, 21.9 kmpl, Petrol
Diesel ₹ 2.00 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
624 cc, 35 bhp, 33 kmpl, Upcoming
Launch Date: Jan 01, 2025
Hybrid ₹ 2.50 Lakh*
Ex-showroom Price
Manual, Upcoming
Launch Date: Jan 01, 2025

Nano Colors

Nano is available in 8 different colors - Pearl White, Sangria Red, Meteor Silver, Dazzle Blue, Damson Purple, Royal Gold - Tata Nano, Persian Rose and Espresso Brown.

  • Pearl White

  • Sangria Red

  • Meteor Silver

  • Dazzle Blue

  • Damson Purple

Nano Images

Videos of Nano

Watch latest video reviews of Tata Nano to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

Nano Mileage

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Diesel 28 kmpl 33 kmpl
CNG 33 km/kg 36 km/kg
Petrol 20.4 kmpl 23.9 kmpl

Nano Review

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

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!

Interior

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. 

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

Exterior

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.

Exteriors

  • 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

Mileage Running Cost

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

Mileage Running Cost

  • 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

Comfort Suspension

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

Comfort and Suspension

  • 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

Engine Performance

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. 

Engine Performance

  • 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

Braking 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! 

Brakes and Wheels

  • 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

User Reviews of Nano

3.8
Based on 95 Review(s)
  • 5 19
  • 4 48
  • 3 19
  • 2 5
  • 1 4
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