The Tata Nano Europa was slated for a launch in 2011 across a range of European markets. The Nano Europa came with a raft of added features and changes that made it look more premium than the Indian model. Have a look below.
When the Tata Nano was launched in 2009, the auto giant had envisioned that it will make four-wheeled transport accessible for virtually everyone in India. It was going to be for India what the Mini Cooper was for the UK, with the Nano being dubbed the Rs 1 lakh car before its launch. Even though it failed to hit that mark with a launch price of Rs 1.47 lakh, it was comfortably the most affordable vehicle in India. Unfortunately, the Nano’s egg-shaped styling and the sub-par build quality didn’t attract the Indian consumer as much as intended. Now discontinued, the Nanowill hold an important part of Indian automotive history for being an engineering feat, but felt too many corners were cut. However, it would have been interesting how the market would have reacted if the Nano Europa would have been launched in India, we came across these pictures you should take a look at.
The Tata Nano Europa Concept was showcased at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Compared to the Indian model, the Nano Europa came with a raft of changes, making it more expensive as well. The overall design remained similar, but it got a few distinctive changes like projector headlights, fog lamps, multi-spoke alloys, and redesigned taillights. To meet European safety norms, the Nano Europa came with features like a full metal body, ABS, stability control, airbags, and bigger front and rear bumpers. The interiors had been updated as well and came with all leather upholstery, electric power steering, and climate control. The powertrain of the Nano Europa remained the same, but it was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission instead of the 4-speed manual in India.
The Tata Nano was offered with the option of either a petrol or diesel engine, while a CNG fuelled version of the petrol was available as well. The petrol was a 624 CC twin-cylinder engine which made 38 PS and 51 Nm of max power and torque, and the CNG conversion made similar power figures as well. The diesel was a 624 CC two-pot unit as well and churned out max power and torque figures of 35 PS and 48 Nm, respectively. Both engines came mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol was offered with a 5-speed AMT as well.