Tata Nano for Sale in Sri Lanka
Tata Nano Review
The Tata Nano is an award winning city car that has been in production since 2008. Among its many awards and accolades it was recognized as "India's most trusted Hatchback" as per the Brand Trust Report in 2014. It was also chosen as the "Bloomberg UTV-Autocar of the year" and was recognized as the "Business Standard Motoring Indian Car of the year" in 2010. The Nano model from Indian car brand Tata is a common sight in Colombo and wider Sri Lanka and is viewed by many as a cost effective mode of transport, for the middle class and first time car buyers.
The Tata Nano was first created as a one-box saloon with a steel monocoque body mated to a tough space frame, providing improved stability and rigidity. The design in itself is very futuristic and aerodynamic. On the features front the base model does not have even basic features, such as air conditioning or power steering, however these features along with power shutters are seen on the higher spec models. Sadly, there are no air bags found on most Tata Nano model variants sold in Sri Lanka.
Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Tata Nano
1. History and Facts about Tata Nano in Sri Lanka
The Tata Nano might not be everyone's cup of tea but it is definitely a car worth considering if fuel economy, value for money and ease of use is at the top of your list. The only compromises you will have to make would be when it comes to features and improved safety. Overall, the Tata Nano is a car that is cheap in the market but it does not disappoint.
If you intend to buy a Tata Nano in Sri Lanka, you have the option of either settling for a registered Tata Nano or a brand new unregistered Nano from the agent. The prices of registered Tata Nano cars in Sri Lanka vary based on the year of manufacture and trim level. On average, this car can be priced between 850,000 - 1,200,000 Rupees, while a Brand new Tata Nano can be bought for Rs 1.4 Million Rupees (2016), through the agents in Sri Lanka.
2. Tata Nano Specifications and Performance
As an entry-level car, the Tata Nano is powered using very moderate engine specifications to move its drivetrain.
Tata Nano Engine Specs
- Type: 2-cylinders Gasoline, MPFI
- Size: 624 cc
- Cylinders: 2-Cylinders
- Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
- Maximum Output: 28 kW @ 5500 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 51 Nm @ 4000 rpm
- Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
- Top Speed: 105 km/h
- Acceleration: 33 seconds (0-100 km/h)
- Steering Specs: Electric Power Assisted with Active Return Feature
- Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
- Suspension (Front / Rear): Independent, lower wishbone, McPherson struts with gas-filled dampers and anti-roll bar/ Independent semi-trailing arm with coil spring and gas-filled shock absorbers
- Brakes (Front / Rear): Drum Brake/ Drum Brake
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 3164 mm x 1750 mm x 1652 mm
- Curb Weight: 735 kg
- Seating Capacity: 4-seats
3. Tata Nano Fuel Consumption
The Tata Nano variants found in Sri Lanka are powered using a 624 cc engine coupled with a 4-speed manual gearbox in a neat rear wheel drive layout. Despite the low displacement of the engine, the Tata Nano is capable of taking on Sri Lankan roads and delivers impressive fuel economy figures on long distance drives.
As per official figures, the Tata Nano is capable of delivering 25 km/l under a combined drive cycle, yet in Sri Lanka, it has recorded between 16 - 17 km/l on city runs and up to 20 km/l on long distance trips.
Fuel Category: Petrol
Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 L
CO2 Emissions: 75.6 g/km
4. The Design and Features of the Tata Nano
The fundamental design of the Tata Nano is a unique one that makes this vehicle lighter in weight and cheaper in price in the process. The car has a sharp aerodynamic look at the front that allows it to decrease the drag created by the wind helping the Nano to improve its overall fuel efficiency. The front hood, the headlights and the grill are the most notable features at the front side and the duel fog lamps compliment these, which can be very useful under challenging weather conditions seen in Sri Lanka. The interior cabin provides seating for four passengers while also providing a number of comfort and convenience features for a long distance ride.
Tata Nano Interior: Front Air Conditioning, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Dual Glove Boxes, CD, MP3, AUX-Input, Bluetooth, 4-Speakers, Rear Parcel Shelf, Driver Information Display, Distance To Empty (DTE), Average Fuel Economy (AFE), Fuel Gauge, Electronic Trip Meter, Digital Clock, Remote Keyless Entry, Heater, Front Power Windows, Cup Holders, Cabin Lamp, Coin Holders, Headrest, Sunvisors, Assist Grips, Rear Seat Folding.
Tata Nano Exterior: Fog Lights, Openable Hatch, Body Coloured Bumpers, Body Coloured Door Handles, Piano Black Hood Garnish, Tip Tap ORVM's, Headlamps With Black Bezel, Wheel Covers, Tinted Door Glass, Roof Beading, Hatch Integrated Spoiler, Roof Mounted Antenna.
5. Available Color Options of Tata Nano in Sri Lanka
For Interior: Gray, Black, and Beige
For Exterior: Sangria Red, Damson Purple, Royal Gold, Meteor Silver, Dazzle Blue, Pearl White, Persian Rose
6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Tata Nano
The safety has not been forgotten when designing the Tata Nano even for its budget range, and comes with a number of features to keep the passengers safe for the journey.
- Front Wiper & Washer
- Low Fuel Warning Indicator
- Central Locking
- Central High Mount Stop Lamp
- Front & Rear Seat Belts
- Additional Body Reinforcements
- Impact Cushioning Crumple Zones
- Side Intrusion Beams
- Hazard Warning Switch
7. Standout Elements of the Tata Nano
What makes the Tata Nano stand out in the marketplace is its fuel efficiency, ease of use and price tag. This car is ideal as a city car since it is nimble and easily maneuverable. It also provides a decent level of comfort on long distance trips compared to its counterparts.
The backing of the authorized agent in Sri Lanka and the availability of parts in Colombo and the suburbs along with the overall ease of maintenance makes the Tata Nano a sensible purchase for the working class buyers.
8. Tata Nano, Compared to Other High-Featured Cars in Sri Lanka
The Tata Nano can be compared with other entry-level vehicles such as the Suzuki Alto, the Micro Panda and the Hyundai Eon, which are found throughout Sri Lanka.
Tata Nano vs. Suzuki Alto - The Nano comes with Rear Wheel Drive compared to the Alto
Tata Nano vs. Micro Panda - The Nano has a better fuel economy compared to the Panda
Tata Nano vs. Hyundai Eon - The Nano is cheaper in price compared to the Eon
9. Key Reasons to Buy a Tata Nano
Before arriving at your final decision to purchase a Tata Nano, it is also best to consider the following pros and cons of this vehicle, to have a better understanding of your buying decision.
- Outstanding fuel economy
- Very affordable price margins
- Wide availability of spare parts
- Good level of comfort and convenience features for the price offered
- Having an authorized distributor in Sri Lanka
One of the most notable disadvantages of the Tata Nano is none other than the fact that it only offers seating space for four adult passengers. While this may be a turnoff for bigger families, the Nano does provide reasonable level of convenience features for its four passengers.
Apart from that, another disadvantage is the low level of power generated by the engine of the Tata Nano. While this might not make it a good cargo transporter, the Nano does have enough power to tackle the city roads seen in Sri Lanka.
10. Where to Find a Tata Nano for Sale in Sri Lanka?
For a buyer who is looking for a brand new Tata Nano car, by far the best possible option available for obtaining one is to get in contact with the authorized dealer for the Tata brand in Sri Lanka, the Diesel and Motor Engineering Company (DIMO). Nevertheless, this car is also available through a number of third party distributors, who are located within major cities across Sri Lanka.
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Tata Nano Price in Sri Lanka
As of 2016, a Tata Nano in its reconditioned or used state can be bought for a price of around Rs. 865,000 for a model made in 2011 and around Rs. 1,260,000 for a model made in 2015, subject to the condition of the vehicle as well as the overall facilities offered.
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Price for Reconditioned or Used Tata Nano (As Of 2016)
- Tata Nano 2011: Rs. 865,000
- Tata Nano LX 2012: Rs. 935,000
- Tata Nano CX 2013: Rs. 950,000
- Tata Nano 2014: Rs. 990,000
- Tata Nano 2015: Rs. 1,260,000