Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic spotted testing, expected to be launched soon

Wednesday 09 April 2014, 18:01 PM by

Tata Motors has been in the news for quite a while now, with anticipated buyer lot awaiting for the launch of Nano Twist F-Tronic. The first glimpse of the F-Tronic was seen at the February held Auto Expo event in Delhi. The vehicle was stated to be 15% – 20% more efficient as compared to any regular manual transmission car. The Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic equipped with an Automated Manual Transmission makes it a semi-automatic variant of a petite hatchback. Recent spy shots have emerged showing the hatchback being tested on Indian roads.

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Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic spotted testing, expected to be launched soon

Magnetic Marelli, the renowned Italian company has developed the AMT unit (Automated Manual Transmission) for Tata Motors new F-Tronic range of cars. The technology is primarily a manual transmission that comes with an automatic clutch. This feature is aimed at providing comfortable in-city driving experience. The current lot of Nano is mated to a four speed gearbox, whereas the new AMT gearbox which will be featured in the Nano Twist F-Tronic is mated to a five speed transmission. This newly developed Automated Manual Transmission could also be seen in the recently introduced Tata cars like the new Bolt hatchback and Zest sedan.

The Interiors in the upcoming Nano Twist F-Tronic is expected to remain more or less the same like the newly launched Nano Twist. Tata cars have always been known for space, the same lineage is passed on to the F-Tronic as well with ample headroom and legroom for its occupants. Moreover, with the inclusion of Electric Power Assisted Steering, driving around within the city has become more enjoyable. Given the technological developments, Tata Motors seems to aim at shifting gears in the Indian automotive industry with its new F-Tronic range of cars. As per unconfirmed reports, the car may make it to the Indian roads sometime by the end of 2014 or early 2015. Post launch, the car can probably be tagged as the most inexpensive automatic car across the globe.

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