India Gives The World Its Most Affordable Automatic Car – Should You Buy One?

The Tata Nano GenX has been launched. Essentially a facelifted version of the Nano, which has come six years after the car first rolled out onto Indian roads, the GenX variant brings a lot to the equation. From an openable hatch lid and best-in-class features on the spacious insides to an automated manual transmission and a larger fuel tank, the GenX Nano is feature packed and also looks nattier. The car is available with 4 speed manual and 5 speed automatic variants, with Tata Motors now offering the hatchback in five trims.

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Variant wise, ex-showroom Delhi prices are as follows:

GenX MT 

  • XE – 1.99 lakh rupees
  • XM – 2.29 lakh rupees
  • XT – 2.49 lakh rupees


  • XMA – 2.69 lakh rupees
  • XMT – 2.89 lakh rupees

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Meanwhile, here are five good reasons why the Tata Nano GenX AMT might be the car for you.

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The Tata Nano GenX AMT is the world’s most affordable automatic car, with prices starting from just 2.69 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. If you want convenience at a very tight budget, there is not other car that offers the kind of value that the Nano AMT does. Why, even pre-owned automatic cars that are reasonably fuel efficient don’t sell at sub-3 lakh rupee price tags. The Nano AMT’s sheer affordability is the top-most reason for buyers to line up at Tata Motors’ showrooms around India.

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Most car in the entry level, budget segment are cramped for room especially, if we’re talking of accommodating hefty people. On the Nano though, space management has been top notch right from the very first batch rolled out from Pantnagar in 2009. The Nano GenX carries forward this legacy and is easily the car offers more space when compared to the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Hyundai Eon. So, if it’s spacious interiors that you’re looking for from your budget hatchback, the Nano ticks all the right boxes.

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The Nano GenX plays out its stunning value proposition by offering segment leading features at a price that can scarcely be matched by the competition. For instance, the car is the only sub-3 lakh meter offering that gets a Bluetooth equipped stereo system with four speakers. The automated manual transmission is another feature that is big on value. The car’s rough edges have been filed off with the addition of a 24 liter fuel tank and an openable hatch lid, two features that make the Nano more practical than ever before.

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The GenX variant of the Nano, in both manual and automatic guises, is one of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks in the country. The Manual variant is ARAI rated to deliver 23.6 Kmpl while the AMT variant manages 21.09 Kmpl. In real world conditions, the Nano AMT delivers about 16 Kmpl, which is very good for an automatic car in the budget segment.

The Nano GenX dimensions are larger than the pre-facelift versions, but only slightly so. The Nano GenX is about 3.16 meters long, and continues to be the most compact car in the country. This compact nature, combined with the electric power steering, gives the Nano great maneueverability on city streets. The car is very easy to park too and can squeeze into the tightest of parking slots. With the AMT option in tow, the Nano GenX is a potent city car that makes for hassle free commuting.