Tata Motors will give the Nano hatchback a crucial shot in the arm with the introduction of power steering developed by ZF. The car, called the Nano Twist, will be priced at approximately Rs 15,000 more than the current top-end Nano and will launch on January 15, 2014.
A heavy steering has been one of the biggest complaints about the Nano, and Tata hopes that the introduction of power steering will make the ailing model a lot more user-friendly, especially for women drivers.
The Tata Nano hasn’t been as successful as expected and has struggled to sell more than 1,600 units per month on average.
The Tata Nano Twist should give the carmaker a bit of a fillip, but unfortunately that’s about it as far as changes go. A Nano with an openable hatch is still some time away and is unlikely before August 2014.
The Nano is currently available in three variants, STD (Rs 1,50,000), CX (Rs 1,98,000) and the Tata Nano LX (Rs 2,23,500) and is powered by a 624cc petrol engine that puts out 37.4bhp and is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox.
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