Tata Motors launches Nano Twist

Mumbai, Jan 13 : Tata Motors on Monday announced the launch of the new Nano Twist, a new addition to the Nano range.

The new Nano Twist, will now allow hassle-free and relaxed driving in city traffic with the new first-in-class Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system, designed for easy maneuvering in tight driving and parking situations, said the company.

The Nano Twist features a new signature Damson Purple colour, with chrome accents, new sporty interiors with new fabrics and stunning in-car features.

Unveiling the Nano Twist - Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, "Since its inception, the Nano has been a path-breaking invention and has been constantly developed to provide class-leading value, with our core philosophy of anticipating customers' needs."

Yadav said, "Blending best-in-class technology and design engineering, we at Tata Motors have worked closely with our partners to take 'Awesomeness' to a whole new level with the Nano Twist."

"The Nano Twist will redefine customer's driving experience in city traffic with the EPAS. It comes loaded with trendy features, exciting new colour and sporty interiors, which makes it a cool, smart city car to hang-out with," he added.

Yadav said, "We at Tata Motors will continuously innovate on the Nano platform, catering to the dynamic desires of our growing customer base of young, trendy urbanites."

The new EPAS system comprises of a steering column-mounted brushless motor and an ECU (Electronic Control Unit), which helps the driver steer the Nano Twist with ease, regardless of the road conditions.

The new EPAS system also allows the driver to fully utilise the Nano's class-leading, lowest turning circle radius of 4 meters.

Moreover, the EPAS in the Nano Twist has an 'Active Return' feature - which returns the steering wheel back to its straight-ahead position, as soon as the wheel is released.

The Nano Twist is powered by a 624cc, multi-point fuel injected, water cooled, naturally aspirated, 2 cylinder gasoline engine with 2 valves per cylinder, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

The engine produces 38PS power, 51 Nm torque.

The Nano range offers a fuel efficiency of 25.4 kmpl, as certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

The new Nano Twist has been updated with more trendy features - distance to empty (DTE), average fuel efficiency (AFE) readouts, an LED fuel gauge and a coolant temperature gauge.

The Nano Twist is also loaded with features like remote keyless entry, twin glove boxes, and a four-speaker AmphiStream music system with Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity.

Available in a variety of colours - Damson Purple (New), Pearl White, Royal Gold, Papaya Orange, Meteor Silver and Dazzle Blue, the new Nano Twist will be available in the XT version, which replaces the previous top of the line LX version of the Nano range.

All XT versions come with Beige interior with the exception of Dazzle Blue, which comes with sporty black interiors.

The new Nano Twist XT is priced at Rs. 2.36 Lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi and Rs. 2,53,176, Kolkata Ex showroom price.

The Nano Twist will be available across all Tata Motors Authorized Dealerships, in a phased manner, the officials informed.

--IBNS (Posted on 13-01-2014)

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