Tata Nano diesel to be unveiled next month, new hatchback and sedan planned

2014 Tata Nano
2014 Tata Nano

At Auto Expo in India

A diesel-powered Tata Nano will be reportedly unveiled in February at the 2014 Auto Expo in India, together with a new hatchback and sedan.

World's cheapest car is currently available with either a 624cc gasoline engine developing 38 HP (28 kW) or with a 624cc bi-fuel motor that can run on CNG and deliver a modest 33 HP (24 kW). Starting this year there will be a third engine offering in the form of a 2-cylinder, 800cc turbodiesel with up to 45 HP (33 kW) which will allow the diesel Nano to do 35-40 kmpl (82-94 mpg US / 98-112 mpg UK or 2.8-2.5 liters/100 km).

Aside from introducing a diesel Nano, Indian automaker Tata Motors also plans a compact hatchback and sedan part of the "Falcon" project. Both cars will ride on the existing X1 platform which has been used for the Vista and Manza. The hatchback has allegedly been styled in Tata's European design studio and is set to go on sale towards the end of the year with a 1.3-litre Fiat MultiJet diesel and a newly developed 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

The sedan will be less than four meters long and will go on sale also sometime this year when it will replace the Manza. It will use the same engines as the hatchback but the gasoline motor will be upgraded to more than 100 HP (73 kW).

Source: cardekho.com
Published Jan 1st, 2014 2:30pm By Adrian Padeanu
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the engine is so small and economic
Jan 2nd, 2014 1:33am
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21Deen 21Deen
I thought the design is a ''random selection'' from primary skul kids' works...
Jan 2nd, 2014 2:34am
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
the only good thing putting that diesel engine in, was as an range extender electric generator for a small electric motor. diesel engines are suited for a host of things, but placing them inside cities is the worst of the possible ones. they cost more, they need more expensive servicing (and for a cheap a$$ car this is bad..that small petrol engine was enough. making a CNG version was ok (but still, because of small engine size, and small consumption of petrol, the difference is very small...so is for the diesel engine...the petrol i guess is drinking 3-4l/100km while the new diesel 2.5l/100...wow..such diesel, much car
Jan 2nd, 2014 12:35am
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Godfather Godfather
Let jag/LR design and engineer it.
Jan 1st, 2014 2:43pm
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