Tata launches new CNG Variant of Tata Nano

Tata Motors was committed to launch the CNG variant of its popular car Nano. The company unveiled its plans first at the Horizionext event, held in Pune in June 2013. Today, we learn that TATA Motors, an arm of the TATA company has officially announced the launch of the CNG compatible model of the Nano (Tata Nano CNG emax)  in 2 variants with prices ranging from Rs2.40 lakh to Rs 2.65 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

The launch of CNG version underlines our committment to be a sustainable automotive player”, said Ankush Arora, Sr.VP, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (Commercial), Tata Motors Ltd.

He further added,

At Tata Motors the core philosophy behind the launch of every new vehicle is anticipating what our customers need and blending it with the best-in-class technology and design engineering. This helps us arrive at an end product that suits the inherent automotive needs of our customers in a holistic way. From its inception, the Nano has been path-breaking invention and the CNG version only adds to that and also underlines our commitment to be a sustainable automotive player.

Tata Nano CNG Key highlights

Lowest CO2 emission of 75.6 g/km

Tata Nano now comes with improved CO2emission of just 75.6 g/km.

CNG and petrol bi-fuel system options

Th revived Tata Nano – Tata Nano emax  is powered by a fuel efficient engine with CNG and Petrol bi-fuel system options. The advanced engine managmeent system (EMS) helps switch between CNG and Gasoline fuel systems easily. The vehicle is capable of sensing when the driver needs more power and thus, automatically shifts to gasoline mode.

Improved Safety features

On safety side, the car is equipped with Leak detection sensors and interlock sensors that automatically shut off the engine while refueling at the CNG station.

Despite improvements, there’s no fight for space. Cylinders are fitted under the front seats that do not intrude into passenger or luggage space. The car has a fuel efficiency of 36 Km/kg.

At times, where fuel prices are rising steadily, I see Tata Nano Emax making a case for itself as a personal car that is light on budget.  Tata Nano emax CNG will  be available across CNG markets like Delhi, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Lucknow.