Tata Nano to be offered as diesel, hybrid in the works

Tata Motors Nano city-car is one of the most talked about compact vehicles in the auto industry today. Today we learned that Tata may team up with Fiat to sell the Nano outside of India. We also learned that the Indian automaker is teaming up with German powertrain maker FEV for a diesel version of the Nano.

According to The Economic Times , the small diesel engine will have fuel injection systems developed by Bosch, with the rest of it put together by Tata and FEV. FEV is also working with Tata’s rival Mahindra and Mahindra for an electric-diesel hybrid version of the Scorpio.

Tata has previously said that it will offer a diesel and a hybrid version of the Nano after the gasoline version is introduced next year. The gasoline version is powered by a 33-hp engine with a rear-wheel-drive architecture – averaging 52/61mpg (city/highway).

Source: Economic Times