Tata is apparently trying to give the Tata Nano a new-look front-end design, and this is likely to come on the diesel Tata Nano that may be launched sometime next year. The design of the front bumper though is open to interpretation.
This spyshot that was shot by a Team-BHP.com member shows a bumper design that incorporates a much larger grille with a sort of “smiling” face – and that’s something that may or may not work in the overall scheme of things with the Tata Nano diesel. However, there may be a functional element to choosing this kind of design. Also read: Why Tata Nano eMax CNG could be the ideal urban commuter
If one observes the grille closely, it is evident that there is a radiator or condenser for the AC placed behind it. Now the Tata Nano is a rear-engined car and it is quite possible that with the diesel engine requiring more space for packaging and an upgraded cooling system, the radiator and AC condenser may have been moved to the front. Also see: Tata Nano video review
The diesel engine in the Tata Nano is supposedly going to be a 700 or 800 cc three-cylinder motor with speculation of power output ranging from 35 bhp to 40 bhp. This motor will be turbocharged as well to meet emission norms and fuel efficiency norms. Fuel efficiency for the diesel engine would be its selling point, with some reports pointing to fuel efficiency as high as 35-40kmpl of diesel!
Tata will be launching the CNG version of the Tata Nano (the Tata Nano eMax) next month and this car is likely to give a boost to Nano sales. Sales for June 2013, stood at just over 2000 units, while comparatively more expensive cars such as the Maruti Alto 800 sold over 20,000 cars. Also read: Is the Nano more practical than Alto?
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