Home-grown car manufacturer, Tata Motors has today launched the CNG version of the country’s most affordable small car, the Nano, christened as ‘Nano emax’. The Nano emax comes equipped with a 32-litre CNG tank and it’s claimed 36 km per kg fuel efficiency should allow a range of 400km (as per ARAI certification). The CNG version of the Nano emax is available in two different variants – CX and LX.
The Tata Nano CNG emax will now be available across CNG markets like Delhi, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Lucknow. The company showcased its emax range at the Horizonext event, held in Pune, in June-2013, with a commitment to launch its CNG range in a phased manner, in FY 14. The Nano CNG emax is the first of the five brands in the emax series of CNG cars.
The Nano emax CNG is being offered with a combination of 624cc petrol + CNG motor. In petrol mode, the small car is capable of developing a maximum power output of 37.5bhp and 51Nm of torque, while in CNG mode, it develops 32.5bhp and 45Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed (4 Forward and 1 reverse) manual transmission. An engine management system will enable on-the-fly switching between petrol and CNG.
Tata Nano CNG emax, an Eco-Friendly Car: The emax – CNG range, takes Nano’s efficiency prowess even further. The Tata Nano CNG emax is India’s most fuel-efficient car with globally acclaimed CNG kit components installed. The sequential gas injection system of the Tata Nano CNG emax, is thoroughly calibrated with an intelligent advanced Engine Management System (EMS) for smart switching between CNG and Gasoline fuel systems. This allows the vehicle to sense when the driver needs more power and thus, automatically shifts to gasoline mode. Switching between CNG and petrol driving modes on-the-fly is effortless, thanks to a push-button fuel type selector. Additionally, the Tata Nano CNG emax can also be started on CNG and not on petrol like other conventional CNG systems. The new Tata Nano CNG emax, comes with improved lowest CO2 emission of just 75.6 g/km*.
Excellence in Design & Technology: The Nano CNG emax comes with best-in-class air conditioning, turning radius, passenger space and comfort, handsomely and stylishly appointed interiors making it a superlative vehicle in the segment. The car is equipped with class-leading safety features like leak detection sensors and interlock sensor that automatically ensures that the engine is switched off during CNG gas filling.
The car’s CNG system is intelligently packaged for maximum luggage space and cylinders are smartly fitted under the front seats which do not intrude into passenger or luggage space – an innovation in this vehicle segment.
Efficient and Economical: With the CNG technology, the Nano CNG emax offers a touring range of more than 150 km (in CNG), in addition to the existing touring range of 375 km (in petrol), with best-in-class fuel economy of 36 km/kg* and with a warranty of up to 60,000 kms or 4 years (whichever is earlier), the overall proposition results in lowest cost of ownership.
The Tata Nano CNG emax price range starts at Rs. 2.45, Lakhs, ex-showroom – Ahmedabad for the Nano CX and goes upto Rs. 2.72 Lakhs, ex-showroom – Ahmedabad, for the Nano LX.
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