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Tata GenX Nano AMT review, test drive

Another year, another revised Nano, but the auto gearbox and openable hatch are a big step in the right direction.

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Should I buy one?

It’s all about looking at the bigger picture with this tiny car. The in-built flaws of its original, budget-driven design remain — the top-heavy shape, tiny wheels, limited cabin storage and small boot — but you really have to hand it to Tata Motors for trying to bring it up to speed with the competition. With the addition of comforts like a Bluetooth-equipped audio system, power steering, an openable hatch and, of course, the automatic gearbox, it’s now even better at being an intra-city compact car. This is only helped by its core strengths — passenger space, ease of use, compactness and value. And speaking of value, you must remember that this will likely be the most affordable (and fuel-efficient) automatic car in the world when it goes on sale later in May 2015, and for its target audience, the few inconveniences will be easily overlooked.

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Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) 1.99 lacs - 2.89 lacs

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Type 624 cc, MPFI
Power 37 bhp @ 5500 RPM
Torque 5.2 kgm @ 4000 RPM

Transmission

Gearbox 4-speed, Manual/5-speed, Automatic

Dimensions

Length 3164 mm
Width 1750 mm
Height 1652 mm
Wheel base 2230 mm

About the author...

Gavin D'Souza

Gavin D'Souza is the Assistant Editor of the Autocar India magazine.

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