Tata Nano Europe, first official data
Autocar our privileged partners have had access before anyone expected Tata Nano Europa. This city of 3.3 meters long is having an impressive welcome in their home country, India, the factory can not cope with demand. The European model moves away from poor security and equipment of Hindu version, winning quality, comfort and price. If in the Asian subcontinent price it is about 1,500 € in Europe will move between 4,000 and 5,000 €.
The car will be seated on wheels 13 and 14 inches, hardly come into the wheel arches. The engine that will move will be a 1.0 three-cylinder 60 hp, associated with a manual five-speed gearbox. Their ratios are longer than the box four gears of the Asian model, whereby CO2 emissions are clearly find below the 120 g / km. Its performance will not be to shoot rockets, but will move with some agility thanks to a very low weight.
The body is completely built in steel and interior receives higher quality materials, although the spartan look it still dominates and continues to give the impression of cheap car. But is that Tata at all is playing the premium, the aim is to have a car as cheaply as possible. As for aesthetics bumpers are painted in the body color and have a nice upholstered seats. Among the equipment it will be an optional air conditioning but no luxuries.
For those concerned about the safety of the occupants, the Tata Nano has successfully passed European approvals and equip security features such as dual airbags, ABS or traction control. The latter could be optional. As a reminder, the motor is located behind the rear axle and the rear suspension will be independent, similar solutions are used by the smart Daimler. Only It will be offered in five-door version, from early 2011.
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