Tata Motors’ Nano was showcased in a very different avatar at the on going India International Security Expo 2013. The show which takes place every year is in its 16th year. Security firm Grand showcased the Nano as a potential Police Control Room (PCR) vehicle which can be used for emergency response as its small and nimble to tackle crowded streets, unlike the current PCR vehicles which are big. This is just a concept currently and based on response, the company will go ahead and make it for the authorities.
The Tata Nano Police vehicle does fit the theme of this year’s fair, which is ‘Made in India’. On the outside, the Nano is finished in white and features Delhi police logos. On the inside, the Nano features medical equipment and first aid, helping the Delhi police in reaching the injured and getting them to safer location very quickly. The Nano on which the modifications have been done is LX, the current top model of the world’s cheapest car. We can also see a Tata Aria and Honda CBR250R showcased by the firm. Both these vehicle have been tweaked to fit well in the requirements of the Delhi police.
While the Tata Nano is a very good car for quick manoeuvrability and easy parking, it’s not the quickest around, something of crucial importance in emergency situations. The company is targeting female drivers for whom the Nano would be a breeze to drive due to its small dimensions. Powering the Nano is a twin-cylinder 624cc engine which produces a modest 38 PS of power and 51 Nm of torque. Tata Motors gave its entry level car a minor facelift earlier this year and is working on launching more variants of the Nano in the near future.