Just yesterday, we reported our readers that Tata Motors will launch 2 new cars, the Sumo Gold and Indigo eCS facelift on the 15th of June. Now according to a report by Business Standard, the home-grown carmaker could also launch the 2013 Tata Nano facelift sometime next-month. This means the recent revenue losses to Tata Motors is not going to stop the company from launching new models in India.
Furthermore, the folks here say atleast one new variant of the Nano will be launched in June-2013, thus, we believe it will be the same mildly tweaked one which was seen testing around a month ago, probably the petrol version, while the CNG variant will follow in coming few-months, and the diesel variant by the end of the year. The R&D department at Tata Motors is working overtime to give the compact car a new lease of life.
The 2013 Nano facelift incorporates the looks of the Tata Nano Concept that was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. It includes chrome strip on the bonnet lip, a similar strip just above the rear bumper, and a ventilated rear bumper. The rear bumper gets more air vents and this should help in better cooling of the diesel variant’s 800cc oil burner. The 2013 edition is likely to be treated to new paint options too.
On the inside, the car might come with added features and an upholstery change. The interior changes included a revised centre console, dual-speakers integrated in the dashboard, the dashboard will also have two glove boxes as a standard which was earlier seen in the special edition. Also the hazard light switch relocates from the steering column to the between the central aircon vents.
It is to be seen if Tata Motors plonks some additional features that were displayed at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo such as a power steering, front disc brakes, pentagraph wiper system and Start-Stop technology that helps in reduction of fuel consumption, to have a better showing on the sales charts. At the moment, even the mechanical change to the petrol variant of the 2013 model is unknown.
Source – Business-Standard
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