Automobile major, Tata Motors on 19 May launched the GenX Nano priced at Rs 2.10 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The new version is launched with aspirational features thereby repositioning it car as an aspirational car and not the world’s cheapest car.
The new model, which has had a troubled past, will replace all existing version of the Nano with the exception of CNG variant.
The car’s version equipped with automatic manual transmission is priced at Rs 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) thereby making it the country’s cheapest automatic car.
Among the features added to the GenX Nano is the boot, the absence of which was a big disappointment with buyers earlier. The car also gets creatures comforts seen mostly on regular hatchbacks.
The GenX Nano is powered by a 624cc petrol engine that generates a peak power of 37.5bhp. The Alto comes powered by a 998cc petrol engine producing peak power of 67.1bhp. The Alto is a much more powerful vehicle.
With added components and alterations, the car weighs 35 kg more at 745kg. Moreover, the carmaker has also given GenX Nano bluetooth connectivity, rear speakers, front fog lamps and keyless entry.
Nano’s easy shift (AMT) technology is expected to be the top draw among buyers especially in the urban markets where traffic congestion is a major problem. The company has invested more than two years on development of the GenX Nano in an attempt to make it shed its low-cost tag and be recognised as a feature rich car.