The Tata Nano got the much needed power steering, it also got a lot of feature updates, now what else can we expect apart from the long-rumoured Nano diesel? A Nano with an automatic transmission? Probably, yes.
Girish Wagh, senior vice president product planning and project management, was interviewed by a local publication where he revealed thatthe Nano might get an Auto box to further pronounce the city car tag. The Nano might get a CVT or an automated manual transmission which is cheaper to produce and is almost as efficient as a manual car.
Automatic cars were always perceived as expensive and thirsty alternatives to their manual counterparts. A reasonably priced easy-to-drive automatic car is the best way to encounter our ever growing urban traffic and motorists across the nation have at some point thought of owning one. This is an unexplored segment which wasn’t given enough mileage.
Maruti is all set to explore this easy-to-drive city car segment with its upcoming Celerio hatchback that features an automated manual gearbox; other manufacturers might follow too.The Nano with its dinky dimensions and small turning radius can literally turn on a dime, and add to that an automatic gearbox and power steering- you have a winner!
Source: Autocar India