TATA Motors has launched the TATA Nano emax CNG variant of their small car TATA Nano, and the car is expected to hit Indian Roads in October. This launch is a part of Tata’s latest customer-oriented strategy Horizonnext, where the automaker introduced several facelifted car models earlier this year- including the new Nano, a revamped Indigo eCS and an upgraded Sumo Gold. The company is now accepting bookings for Nano emax CNG.
There are a few improvements made to Nano’s CNG variant. Propelling the vehicle would be the regular 624cc petrol engine found in Nano, and an additional pair of CNG cylinders that’ll not only better the range but also bring down the running expense of the small car. TATA claims that the cylinder placement inside the cabin is an innovative and unique move, and shall deliver exceedingly well on the grounds of fuel-efficiency and reliability. With a liquid capacity of 32 liters, the cylinders promise a fuel economy of 36 km per kg of compressed natural gas. This CNG upgrade has increased the overall weight of Nano by 100kgs, increasing the overall weight to 735 kg for the top-spec LX trim.
Reports also suggest a diesel version of Nano to join the party by March 2014.