Nano is planning its first automatic gear variant that was already showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Show, pricd Rs.40,000 more than its regular Zest model.
The automatic model will push Tata into the future segment that is widely eyed by car makers in India as many women and foreign-returned favour gear-less automatic transmission (AMT) cars.
The Nano version of automatic cars are already under road-test and it was spied by many onlookers on the busy roads in many cities. To be developed at the Sanand plant that rolls out Nanos, the new AMT model will sport the same engine as 624cc MPFI naturally-aspirated twin-cylinder engine with 37bhp and 51Nm. The automated manual transmission will have the same Zest gear unit.
The model will get some outlook upgrades like new front and rear bumpers, fog lamsp and slightly tweaked headlamps but there are no changes in the interior design and the company may offer the automatic car in new shades.
Priced Rs.40,000 more than the Nano Twist model, the price of NANo AMT will be Rs.2.5 to Rs.3 lakh range depending upon the variant.
Still, it will be half the price in similar automatic car variant being offered by Maruti Suzuki A-Star which is in the range of Rs.6 lakhs.