Tata Motors is planning to launch a fully-loaded deluxe version of the Nano on Indian roads by 2012. The deluxe Nano will have a more powerful engine and sport comfort and safety features like power steering, air bags and ABS.
The deluxe Nano comes as Tata Motors intends to bring an advanced version of its budget car for the European markets, called 'Nano Europa'. The Nano Europa was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show last year. The Indian company plans to launch the same in India too.
“Yes, there is a chance of Tata Motors launching the Nano Europa in the Indian market as well,” Tata Motors’ India operations MD PM Telang said.
The Europa is being developed with the needs of international markets in mind and thus will be a step above the current Nano sold in India. Telang said the car will be advanced, and enhanced, to the existing model. “It will have several additional features like a more powerful engine, power steering, airbags, ABS as well as higher structural strengths,” he said.
Tata Motors has said that the Europa will sport a longer wheelbase than the current Nano and will have redesigned interiors. The car will be equipped by a 3-cylinder sporty aluminium MPFI engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The company has targeted that the petrol engine will be highly fuel efficient and will have CO2 emission less than 100 gm/km.