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The Tata Nano diesel is just around the corner as the carmaker is planning to officially unveil it in February, during the 2014 Auto Expo, in India.

The world’s cheapest car is getting ready to become slightly more expensive but more fuel efficient, as the diesel variant should hit the market soon. The news that Tata Motors will be producing a diesel version of the very popular Nano has been around for quite some time but it seems that the Indian based automaker will officially pull the wraps off such a model next month, during the Auto Expo, which will take place in its homeland.

The current version of the Tata Nano is coming with a 624cc gasoline burner, which is producing a total output of 38 HP (28 kW), or with a bi-fuel motor, which can also run on CNG, but this is getting just 33 HP (24 kW). The diesel unit is said to be a turbocharged 800cc two-cylinder, which should produce 45 HP (33 kW). This should allow the model to burn an average of 2.5-2.8L / 100km of fuel (98-112 mpg UK / 82-94 mpg US). Besides the Tata Nano Diesel, the carmaker is also planning to produce a new hatchback and a sedan.

Source: cardekho.com