The Indian based automaker Tata Motors has recently released the first specifications of the diesel Nano, which will hit the market soon.
Tata Motors has already announced its plans to offer a diesel engine on the world’s cheapest car, the Nano, which is expected to make its way onto the local auto market by the end of this year. The turbo unit will be supplied by Garret, one of the world’s leading turbocharger makers, and the engine will be an 800cc twin-cylinder common rail diesel, shared with the Tata Ace DICOR. This will produce a total output of 30 kW (40.2 BHP) at 4,000 rpm.
The car manufacturer is planning to move the small hatchback away from the “cheapest car in the world” tag but it remains to be seen if the “goal” is achieved. Additional details on the diesel Tata Nano are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its launch. As a quick reminder, the 2012 Tata Nano is powered by a 624 cc engine which is developing a total output of 38 horsepower, with improved mileage to 25,4 km/liter. The model is coming in three trim levels, the Standard, the CS and the LX, and the top of the line has cup holder, front power windows, 12V socket, central locking, fog lamps, full wheel covers, electronic trip meters and tip-tap mirrors.