The interior is where you will notice a lot of the changes that make the 2013 Nano a much better car than the outgoing model.
First, there are twin gloveboxes on the dashboard, on either side of the center console, and these are available on the CX and LX variants. Next, is the audio system. It looks plain, but it has an Aux-in port, a USB port and can also support Bluetooth streaming. Not only this, there are now four speakers in the car, two mounted next to the gloveboxes on the dashboard, and their surrounds match the exterior paint on the car.
The seats have redesigned padding, and they are more comfortable than before. Tata has also paid particular attention to driver ergonomics, which shows in the larger diameter steering wheel and the repositioned gear lever that has been moved a little behind with a some intelligent engineering. The power window switches are now behind the gear lever, which is better than before, and the hazard lights switch is placed at the top of the centre console.
At the rear, things remain much the same, but the improved fabric and plastic quality is much more evident. You can also specify ‘all black’ interiors if you so wish. This might be a placebo effect of the better interiors, but the new Nano also feels like a quieter place to be in than before, with less NVH compared to the outgoing model.
Apart from the power steering, the Twist variant also gets a new instrument cluster and it, like its music player, has everything that is expected from a modern day, mid-sized car. The digital fuel gauge shows distance to empty with average fuel efficiency. Every time you switch on the car it runs a self-check with the speedo needle returning to naught after going to the other end.