The Tata Nano 800 has been caught testing in Maharashtra with a lot of testing equipment strapped on the whole car. It was recently confirmed that Tata Motors is working on a new 3-cylinder 800cc version of the Nano to compete against the Hyundai Eon and Maruti Alto 800. It is expected that the Nano 800 should be launched by end of 2013 or early 2014. The new Tata Nano 800 will be refreshed and look different than the normal Nano which too will receive a facelift and a few changes in 2013.
The Nano 800 will be powered by a 3-cylinder 800cc engine but the power output is not known. Tata is testing the car with the new engine with lot of state of the art testing equipment as the engine will be heavier and the car will need many changes for the same. It is said that the track of the Nano 800 is wider and will run on fatter tyres that will be a full inch bigger. Also the Nano 800 will require a new suspension setup to handle the extra weight and power and keep the car as stable as possible.
It is said that the Nano 800 will be a lot more refined and will be better to drive. In addition to the Nano 800, Tata has also planned many new versions of the Nano. A new Nano CNG is in the pipeline as well as the much talked about Nano diesel. But the exact details of launch dates in not available. In the 2013 version the normal Nano too will be better tuned with better refinement, drive-ability as well as better fuel efficiency. All these versions are under test and will be launched in the near future.
Source – ONCARS.in