This Tata Nano has modified into a pickup truck. Also, its length has been increased by stretching the rear overhang. Take a look at it here.
Tata Nano was the smallest product to ever come out of Tata Motor’s stable. Also, it was the cheapest car in the world when it was launched in the year 2009. Sadly, the Nano failed to impress the Indian buyers, and therefore Tata Motors pulled the plug on its production in 2019. However, a few neat and clean examples can still be seen on the road and are a delight to watch, as there’s hardly anything like it that has been ever manufactured by any Indian carmaker. Some of them have also been modified to look totally different as they have undergone heavy customization to adopt new body styles. Here’s one, which has been converted into a pickup truck.
We came across this Tata Nano via Pukhraj Lomror’s YouTube channel. The particular car is the pre-facelift version of the Nano. To convert the hatchback into a pickup truck, the cabin after the B-pillar has been chopped off and it now sports a flatbed in place of rear seats. Also, the rear overhang has been stretched a bit to elongate the loading bay. Overall, the job looks clean, but we doubt if the chassis has maintained its composure or not.
While the Nano earned itself a tag of the cheapest car in the world, the top-spec trims of the car came loaded with a lot of features. Tata Motor offered a slew of convenience features on the Nano, such as power steering, power windows, AC with heater, driver information display, central locking with keyless entry, and 4-speaker music system with AUX, USB, and BlueTooth connectivity.
Tata Motors offered Nano with a 624cc twin-cylinder petrol motor that was designed to put out a peak power output of 38 PS and max torque of 51 Nm. This motor was fitted at the rear to save on some space inside the cabin. It was available with 2 transmission options – 5-speed MT and 5-speed AMT. At a later stage, it was also offered with the option of CNG as a fuel. Talking of the suspension components, the Nano came fitted with McPherson struts at the front and an independent semi-trailing arm at the rear.