Tata Motors, the country's leading automobile manufacturer, is believed to be ready for the launch of its Nano facelift variant in the domestic car market by the end of June 2013. The initial spy shots of the 2013 Tata Nano model have been leaked on the internet and the small car comes with minor design changes on the exterior body with few interior additions.
Industry sources suggest that the revamped Nano would come with few cosmetic modifications on the exterior body and expected to retain its old engine. The design changes include reworked bumpers with chrome strips at both front and rear ends. The company has tried to enhance Nano's overall visual appeal and aiming to project it as more upmarket. However, the basic exterior body and side profile of Nano facelift has been kept more or less the same as compared to the outgoing model. The rear profile gets reworked bumpers with bigger air vents that provide superior cooling to Nano's rear mounted engine.
The interior design of 2013 Nano facelift version has been refined and seems like a considerable improvement over the old model. The reworked version gets a new closed glove compartment that matches the dashboard colour. The other noteworthy thing about the reworked Nano is the use of high quality fabrics in the seats and upholstery. The top level Nano model would come fitted with an integrated music system that would be replete with CD, MP3, USB, Aux-in, and Bluetooth functionalities. The stereo system is connected to two speakers placed on the dashboard. It is evident that the automobile design engineers of Tata Motors have put in much efforts towards making its Nano entry level small car more attractive and refined.
Top industry experts have opined that the updated Nano facelift could script a comeback for Tata Motors in the Indian auto market. At present, the cute Tata Nano competes against Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 in the entry level small car segment of the Indian auto market. The company is expected to roll out the 2013 Nano model with a slight increase in pricing.