Tata reveals European version of its super-cheap city car
3 March 2009

Tata has revealed a European version of its Nano city car at the Geneva motor show. The car, to be called the Tata Nano Europa, is coming to Europe in 2011 in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive, with a target price of €5000 (£4500).

The Tata Nano Europa has been significantly modified for its introduction to the European market.

See more pictures of the European Tata Nano

Externally, the Tata Nano Europa gets bigger bumpers front and rear to comply with European crash regulations, plus LED foglamps and visibly smarter trim (including colour-coded door handles and chrome-effect strips), although there is still no direct access to the car's boot. Luggage has to be loaded via the rear doors.

Inside there is leather trim, and high-gloss plastic on the dash.

The Tata Nano Europa gets wider tracks front and rear, and ditches the Indian-market two-cylinder motor in favour of a Euro5-compliant three-cylinder engine, expected to produce just 98g/km of CO2 and return 67mpg.

Matt Saunders/Matt Rigby


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