Tata Nano F-Tronic shifts Automated Gears, To Race With Maruti Alto K10 AGS:
The Tata Nano F-Tronic with Automated Manual Transmission road-tests begin.
India’s most respected brand Tata Motors has automated its gears to thrill the niche super-compact hatchback segment with its upcoming model the Tata Nano F-Tronic. Dubbed as the world’s cheapest commercially manufactured car already, the Tata Nano’s ‘F-Tronic’ technology is nothing but an Automated Manual Transmission aka AMT. The AMT technology, is getting very popular among the automotive buyers; as it provides an ease of driving in chaotic traffic conditions without affecting the car’s mileage.
Tata Motors has already began conducting extensive road tests of its Nano F-Tronic in the twin cities of Pimpri-Chinchwad near Pune, where it is presently undergoing development. Team CrankIT members recently encountered with one of the Nano F-Tronic Test-Mules and managed to take a few snap shots. Team CrankIT members also shot an exclusive & adrenaline-charged ‘Tata Nano F-Tronic Test Run Video’ footage for our ardent followers; which will be uploaded soon to CrankIT’s official You-Tube channel. Although, it was a bit hard to check whether the test-mule was actually the Nano F-Tronic; its camouflaged appearance and styling clues amply pointed out that it had to be nothing else but the Tata Nano F-Tronic itself.
Tata Nano F-Tronic Styling:
These are a few photos of Tata Nano F-Tronic taken recently when it was on a test-run. The Tata Nano F-Tronic test-mule had almost the same external appearances and exterior styling as that of the normal Tata Nano. However, the rear-engine grille showcases the Tata's trademark Honey-Comb design recently adapted for most of the Tata cars as a standard.
Although its not seen very clearly, a peculiar opening on the tail-gate panel; which could suggest that the Nano may also feature an 'openable' trunk / functional tail-gate on the F-Tronic. However, no other visible changes could be observed on the Tata Nano F-Tronic test-mule. Apart from the grille, the Tata Nano F-Tronic is also likely to display a prominent “F-Tronic” badge on its tail-gate panel.
Could Tata Nano F-Tronic Become The World's Cheapest Automatic?
Tata Nano F-Tronic will be priced competitively, as Tata Motors will be looking to de-throne the Maruti Alto K10 AGS (Auto Gear-Shift) which was crowned as the ‘World’s Cheapest Automatic’ car. According to the earlier story we carried out on Tata Nano F-Tronic, the Tata Motors may launch the Nano F-Tronic in early 2015 to take on its arch-rival - the recently launched Maruti Alto K10 AGS.