Team-BHP scoops facelifted Tata Nano Petrol

Tata Motors is doing all it can to turn around the slow selling Nano. Recent steps taken by the Indian car and utility maker include the launches of the revised 2013 version and the CNG-petrol dual fuel version. Early next year, the Nano is likely to get yet another facelift what with a new version spotted testing on roads in and around Tata Motors' Pimpri factory, off Pune. 

Team-BHP's spy photographers have snapped up the facelifted, petrol engined Nano, a car whose styling seems to be inspired by the yet-to-be-launched diesel engined model. The Nano Diesel, according to Tata Motors' managing director, Mr Karl Slym, will be launched before March 2014. The 2014 version of the petrol engined Nano, as will be the case of the diesel variant,  will get a slew of features that have been added based on customer feedback. 

The feature additions on the 2014 Nano petrol and diesel models are likely to include:

  • Open-able hatch lid
  • New exhaust
  • Restyled front and rear bumpers

Tata Motors has also been mulling over the addition of a power steering to the Nano, a feature that remains unconfirmed for now. With the diesel engined Nano to get heavier than the petrol engined model, the addition of a power steering to the Nano's options list in 2014 seems likely. Team-BHP sources have also revealed that a bigger engined Nano is being readied up at Tata Motors' Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Pimpri, off Pune. The petrol Nano with a larger engine is likely to hit the testing circuit in the coming months. 
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