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Old 28th April 2015, 19:34   #226
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The price WILL be below the Alto. The question is by how much. If it is close, then Nano will only lose. Customers also have an option in the Eon - different trims bridging the gap between 3.6L (expected price of Nano AMT in BLR) and the Alto's price in the 4-5L bracket.
I think only the AMT Nano version will find any takers. The manual version - dont think it has any chance against the Alto whatsoever. The Eon doesn't have an AMT version - yet. I am assuming 3.6 L is the OTR price ? If it is the OTR price- that may be an attractive choice for quite a few buyers.
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Regarding pricing- Tata has no choice but to price it cheaper than Alto because even if they are priced the same - the Alto will win the sales race in an absolute canter.
Pricing is anyway a win for the Nano AMT as the Alto VXi is priced at 4.9L OTR here in Hyderabad.

There will be a gap in pricing but how much is what is awaited. If the gap is high then Alto is in trouble or else it is the Nano.

I feel that the Nano AMT will be around ~ 3.2 to 3.6L OTR.
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Alto K10 is 4.7 lakhs OTR in Cochin. It felt too much of a compromise for me when looking for a car for wife. Hence spending more money and booked Celerio VXi AMT at 5.5 Lakhs OTR. If the Nano AMT is priced around 3.5 Lakhs OTR, the 2 lakhs price difference is alluring. I think the game would change, if and only if Tata delivers what they are promising, a proper car with comparable quality as to Maruti.
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The pricing should not be too much on the higher side given that the Nano Twist is currently running a discount offer of Rs.50,000/-.

While it may be an offer to clear inventory of the older version, it could also be to create space for pricing the new version attractively.

Too high a premium for the AMT may doom the sales charts.
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WOW WOW WOW !!!!


I LOVE that steering wheel.

Loved it in Zest. With the ridges for the thumb, the overall finish and feel of that steering. And the ease with ePAS. Really loved in Zest. And now it is in Nano !!
Yay!

And the Tata logo on the steering is Chrome plated. It just looked so cheap and incomplete on the current Nano.


The boot does look good. Glad they added 2 struts. Makes sense. And atleast it's not cost cutting.


But what blew me away is the AMT gear console & the MID.
DROOL ! (as an existing Nano owner)

I want! I want!

Really classy, upmarket feel. Perforated leather, chrome and plastics + rubber!
Sports mode!
Manual too.

Wifey wants too! (just learning on the Nano)

The MID is real nice too. MANY MANY features.

Would have LOVED: (nit-picking) - white backlit to the MID, full black dashboard (cut the glare) - Airbags, reverse sensor (optional).

That then makes it PERFECT as my full time city vehicle. & then maybe a Safari for the highways.

Currently top-end Nano v/s Alto difference is easily 1.5 lakhs. (top-end mind you.)

I think the same story will continue. Alto will be pricier by 1.3 & Celerio by 1.8 to 2 Lakhs easily.

TML will not use that word (God forbid) but this will be the cheapest Automatic ever.
& the top-end here comes with a bluetooth system and remote key locking as well. 4 speakers.


I am in line! Waiting!
Let's see what they quote for my Nano.
P.S. The 'Glade' is also under consideration. I am pretty sure Tata will use the AMT there too. And that will give me airbags in top-end. SO might wait it out for some time too if they don't quote nice.
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Found these on the web -

PICS: Tata begins testing Nano Twist Active AMT-20150428125412_pfd_6265-copy.jpg

PICS: Tata begins testing Nano Twist Active AMT-20150428125415_pfd_6298-copy.jpg

the pics are from Autocar India

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I tried booking the car online through the Tata motors website. I was able to add the car to the cart and perform checkout. However, when getting to billdesk, I got a message saying that the website is under update, transaction was not possible.
Did anyone try booking online?
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Based on details mentioned on Indiancarsbikes & Tata Nano's microsite:

Dimensions:
3,164 mm length (was 3099 mm)
1,750 mm width (including ORVM),
1,652 mm height (same as before)
2,230 mm wheelbase (same as before)


Kerb Weight:
755 - 765 kg Depending on the variant
(Up from 700 - 710 kg earlier)

Engine:
624cc 2 Cyl MPFI, 38.19 PS at 5,500 rpm and 51 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. ( no changes)

New FE figures for the Nano are 23.6 Km/l (manual) and 21.9 Km/l (AMT).

The Nano continues to use drums brakes all around.

Floor pan has been reinforced for better strength.

New Hub Caps

Depending on the variant, the dashboard is available in two color themes – latte and ebony. There are 21 different color combinations one can opt between interior and exterior.

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Looks like the journalists have been told to hold back from publishing their reviews until a specific date yet again! Otherwise, actual reviews should have come out by now.

Can anyone check on this issue?
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Looks like the journalists have been told to hold back from publishing their reviews until a specific date yet again!
That is standard process. The drives look to be in progress, but it seems to be in batches. Reviews would be allowed after the launch.

Team-BHP's official review will possibly come a bit after others publish, but you can be sure that it will be a comprehensive review.
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More pics on Rushlane. The detailing of the headlamps looks nice !

http://www.rushlane.com/tata-nano-ge...VpVVRmMLXCA.99

The Reviews on other sites should be up by dawn tomorrow .. as said by one of media-men. But will wait for our review

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Looking Good!! I think I'm gonna seriously consider exchanging my Nano for this, once I drive it to see if anything else is different. I'm glad I didn't give in to the temptation to go for the Twist when it came out last year!!!

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Another details that Tata's always miss is painting steel rims black in models which are using wheel covers. Having a silver steel rim peeking though the silver wheel cover spoils the stance and overall look. It is the same story with other Tata cars as well. Do not know when they will learn something as basic as this.
Um, this isn't true at all. Every Tata model that comes with standard full wheelcaps has the rims painted black. It's the same with my Indigo, and the Indica, Vista and Manza. It's only the Nano that is an exception to this rule. I'm guessing that's due to the extreme cost cutting.
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Early reviews indicate that the AMT version is helpful in the city, but this Nano is not a go-kart to go sliding around corners . It looks like the AMT version could have done with a slightly bigger engine. Apart from that, looks like very suitable for city driving, esp in today's traffic.


This one's better than the Zigwheels:
http://overdrive.in/reviews/2015-tat...drive-review2/
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Well, the interior looks outdated and cheap compared to the K10. Plus, tata reliability is still shoddy and unknown. Don't know if this will make a dent in K10 sales. The Nano has to be a much better product at a lower price to even compete.

I may be wrong, but I don't think the nano will set the sales chart on fire ! But, i am all for competition- because then it is a win win for us - the customers !
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