Visually, the Nano GenX benefits from a more modern-looking front end characterized by a strip of piano black trim at the bottom of the hood, revised headlights as well as a new bumper with a U-shaped air vent and a pair of round fog lights. The air vent isn’t just for looks, it’s part of a new cooling system designed to direct more air to the engine bay.
The rear end gets roughly the same U-shaped air vent seen up front, new light clusters and piano black trim on the hatch. New paint colors and plastic hubcaps round out the exterior updates.
Tata has not made any major changes to the engine, meaning the Nano is powered by a rear-mounted 624cc two-cylinder engine that makes 38 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 37 lb-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Base models come standard with a four-speed manual transmission, but buyers looking to go clutchless can select a five-speed automatic manual gearbox. This marks the first time the Nano is offered with an automatic transmission, and makes it the cheapest automatic new car on the Indian market.
The GenX carries on with drum brakes all around, though Tata points out it’s the safest Nano ever built thanks in part to the addition of side impact beams.
The Tata Nano GenX is on sale now across India.