The 2015 Nano GenX has greatly improved over the predecessor and the addition of the AMT unit makes it much better equipped to drive in the city.
After constantly making changes over the years to the country’s most affordable car, Tata Motors has finally launched the comprehensively updated 2015 Nano GenX Easy Shift in India with prices starting at Rs. 1.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). In its latest revision, the new Tata Nano GenX has been given a cosmetic revamp but it is the addition of the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) unit and an openable boot that has got everyone talking. Repositioning the Nano as a peppy little city car with the GenX version, here is what Tata Motors has on offer.
Design – The 2015 Tata Nano GenX gets an infinity motif themed grille on the front and rear bumper sporting a new look. The car gets blackened headlights with the “Nano” engraving and the front bumper incorporates the fog lamps with black bezel for enhanced presence. There is also a new gloss finish on the front hood replacing the chrome applique. The side profile remains the same while the rear gets an integrated spoiler and an openable boot-lid. The Nano GenX is now offered in seven colour options including Sangria Red (new), Persian Rose (new), Pearl White, Meteor Silver, Royal Gold, Dazzle Blue and Damson Purple.
Interiors – The Nano GenX has carried over the dashboard from the outgoing model but gets a new three-spoke steering wheel similar to the one found on the Zest and comes loaded with a host of features including the power steering, front power windows, remote locking and air-con unit. The city car has been equipped with the AmphiStream music system which offers Bluetooth, CD, Radio, USB and AUX connectivity. The fabric upholstered seats are new and also get the infinity motif.
In addition, there is the MID unit with Low Fuel Warning, Distance to Empty, Trip Meter, Average fuel consumption, Instant Fuel consumption, digital clock and Gear Shift Indicator (specific to the Easy Shift AMT trim) available. The Nano GenX has its fuel tank capacity increased to 24-litres while the boot capacity is measured at 94-litres (110-litres manual variant) that can be expanded to 500-litres with the rear seats folded.
Engine – The 2015 Nano GenX Easy Shift continues to draw power from the same 624cc twin-cylinder, petrol engine producing 38 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 51 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM. While the 4-speed gearbox continues to be on offer, Tata has now equipped the Nano with the 5-speed AMT unit (sourced from Magneti Marelli) and gets a ‘Sports’ mode. The AMT variant also gets the Creep function that lets the car crawl as soon as the pressure is eased off the brake pedal and does not need the driver to press the accelerator. The AMT version is marginally heavier at 755 kgs when compared to the 695 kgs of the manual variant.
Fuel Efficiency – The Tata Nano GenX AMT returns an ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 21.9 km/l, while the 4-speed manual version returns 23.6 km/l.
Variants – Tata Motors is offering the 2015 Nano GenX in three manual variants namely – XE, XM and XT; whereas the GenX Easy Shift AMT is offered on the XMA and XTA trims.
Tata has done an impressive job with the new Nano GenX that gets some comprehensive upgrades on offer with a tonne of new features. With no direct competition, the closest rival to the Nano remains the Maruti Alto K10 that is also available with the same 5-speed AMT unit. Positioned as the most affordable automatic car in the country, the Nano GenX is certainly more bang for the buck for those who are looking for an automatic city car on a budget.
Make sure to read our review of the new Tata Nano GenX AMT HERE.
We also compared the Tata Nano GenX to the Maruti Alto K10 AMT recently and you can read that shootout HERE.
2015 Tata Nano GenX Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
* Nano GenX XE MT – Rs. 1.99 lakhs
* Nano GenX XM MT – Rs. 2.29 lakhs
* Nano GenX XT MT – Rs. 2.49 lakhs
* Nano GenX XMA AMT – Rs. 2.69 lakhs
* Nano GenX XTA AMT – Rs. 2.89 lakhs