SPIED: Is Tata Nano Going Front Engined?

This is becoming a real puzzle of sorts. We know of at least four new variants of Tata Nano which the Pune based manufacturer is working on. 

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If you are unaware, here they are…

Now, one of our avid reader Kiran Manjal, who has earlier shared conclusive spyshots of Nano CNG and DC Avanti with us, has sent these spyshots of a Nano mule doing rounds in Pune. The first things that strike us are the front and rear bumpers. Here is a list of all what appears different?

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  • The rear bumper is completely redesigned and is rounded from the bottom
  • Front bumper now also gets a wider grille.
  • The reflector is placed just above the number plate at the rear
  • The exhaust tip has now moved towards the left side
  • Something hidden at the rear wall.

But the most striking bit here is the little, or almost no cooling open vents for the engine, if it is the regular engined newer Nano. Whatever is visible, is taken care by the number plate. So, is the engine going to its conventional front? The front wider grille further adds to the suspicion. This is not very easy considering that the vehicle has been made as rear-engined.

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However, moving the engine to its conventional position will allow Tata to have better cooling, apart from the rear hatch becoming more usable.

Obviously, this could, for the moment, only qualify as a rumor till we get a more conclusive evidence. But, as always, we have provided fodder for you to think upon. Let’s wait for a while before we hear if this goes true.

Also Read: Tata Nano Diesel Interiors Snapped [9 Clear Spyshots]


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