Tata Motors, the home-grown automajor, has announced that it would launch the new Nano Genx on May 19, 2015 in the country. Tata Nano Genx would be offered with both manual as well as AMT gearbox. The Nano Genx comes with several cosmetic changes on the outside, while the interior cabin is updated as well. Tata has already started the advance bookings for the small hatch at a token amount of Rs. 5000 at all its dealer outlets nationwide.
New Tata Nano Genx would be available in four trims - XE, XM XT and XTA - in the country. It would replace the existing Nano, while the CNG variants would continue to be sold. Talking about the major modifications in the Nano Genx, it flaunts smoked headlamps, new honeycomb front grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers with an Infinity motif theme and new body colors. It would be the first Nano with an openable boot and a capacity of 110 litres. However, the Nano Genx AMT would have a lesser boot space of 94 litres due to a higher engine cover. As fas as safety is a concern, the Nano Genx tends to be the best till date, due to the inclusion of side impact beams and a better front crumple zone. Still, disc brakes at front won't be offered and would continue to carry drum brakes.
Mechanically, the small car would continue using twin-cylinder 624 cc engine, albeit with a better thermal management system as the company has added a new cooling fan at the rear and a cooling system at the front. Having said that, it would subsequently result in better engine cooling on the small car. Just so you know, the AMT unit coming with Nano Genx is the same seen with the Zest sedan. Coming to the mileage of Nano Genx, the manual variants would offer 23.6kmpl (ARAI Specified), while the AMT variant would deliver 21.9kmpl (ARAI Specified). Also, the fuel tank capacity of Nano Genx is updated from 15 litres to 24 litres.