Tata Nano will launch their famous Nano diesel engine car by August or September this year. It is most likely to be a worthy turnaround for this automobile maker, as in recent months their sales of Nano car have gone deep down in the charts.
Sudden price rise of various components of this car and various automobile safety problems is hassling Tata at the moment. But with diesel Nano, Tata motors tries to throw away all that.
One sales source said, "The diesel engine will be in the 600-700 cc range like the petrol version and could be priced at a slight premium over the current variants."
Diesel car will mostly be available for between 1.8-2.2 lakh rupees, even though Tata motors spokesperson isn’t telling that. This diesel Nano will be small and cheap, and will have a sub-1000 cc engine to it.
Don’t be turned off by this specification as the output and performance of this car will be 20-30% better than what is usual for that engine size.
The diesel Nano that was to be on roads just after the launch of petrol variant got delayed as Tata had to move the car's mother plant from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand in Gujarat.
This late launch is also on apt time, as there are no diesel models in the A (Maruti 800, Tata Nano) and A+ (Maruti Suzuki Alto) segments in India at present. With the diesel Nano car launch, Tata motors aims to fill that gap.