Tata Motors has launched a new entry-level variant of its most affordable offering Nano Twist at a sticker price of Rs 2.06 Lakh (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). The new variant, named as XE, comes with power steering as standard feature and is cheaper by Rs 36,000 than the top-of-the-end Twist XT. The company is intending to discontinue the older (2013) variants CX and LX to pave way for this newly introduced XE variant.
The company hasn't released the complete feature list yet, but it is expected that it would miss out on certain features. Also, it is expected to undergo a few minor cosmetic changes. However, Tata's official website is still displaying the price list of 2013 models and it is assumed that once the dealer stock gets over, they will be phased out. The XE would replace the CX and LX as the new base variant of the Nano Twist, as the price difference between XE and CX is lesser than Rs 2000. On the other hand, the price difference between XE and LX is also not much, as LX is around Rs 13000 costlier than XE. With the launch of XE, there is one more possibility that Tata could make the CX and LX a bit cheaper, instead of phasing them out completely.
Tata Motors would also launch the Nano Twist in 2015, which has been spied numerous times with camouflage. The Nano Twist would come with an F-Tronic transmission and an openable boot. It might feature a heavier 1.0L, 3-cylinder engine and 5-speed manual gearbox as opposed to the other Nano variants, which come with a 624cc 2-pot engine and 4-speed manual transmission. However, we can predict only as Tata hasn't confirmed anything or revealed anything. Only the coming time would tell the tale of Nano. So, stay tuned for more updates. Cheers!