Tata Nano Pelican is the next major launch for the Indian car maker. The Nano Pelican is the same size of the Nano. But it has a bigger engine, bigger wheels and better grip. On the inside, it gets more frills, more luxury and better quality interior too. The Nano Pelican will be competing with the Alto 800 and the Datsun RediGo. Tata Motors is working towards filling the gap between Nano and Tiago. The new Nano Pelican will  It has been spotted on test already.

Tata Nano Pelican price

Tata Nano Pelican Price

VariantPrice (on-road, Delhi)
Base modelINR 3.5 lakhs
Top modelINR 4.5 lakhs

Tata Nano Pelican

Tata Nano Pelican will be priced at about INR 3.5 lakhs to INR 4.5 lakhs (on-road). This will be after the new crash test norms are implemented. The new Alto and Kwid will also have a similar pricing once they get the ABS and airbag as a standard feature.  The new Alto will be launched by late 2017 or early 2018. The K10 is likely to be replaced by the 660cc turbo engine, while the 796cc shall get the regular 660cc engine. The Alto Kei is lighter by about 45 kilograms and the Nano Pelican will be in the same segment.

Tata Nano Pelican

Tata Nano Pelican Exterior

Tata Nano Pelican or the Tata X302,  which will be the new hatchback based on the Tata Nano platform. As it shares the platform with the Nano, it will be manufactured on the same line and so the Tata Pelican will be made in Tata’s Sanand facility. This facility is capable to produce a lot more cars than what it currently is. This will look exactly like the Nano, however it will be having larger size wheels and more bulky looks, compared to the Nano. Tata will be using the Nano design as it is one of the most spacious in its segment, even now. So, why loose out on this existing design.

Tata Nano Pelican

The Nano Pelican prototypes are in the making. Tata Motors is in talks with the vendors for bigger size tyres and other body parts. The Nano Pelican— codename— is slated to be launched in 2018. Tata Motors is making the Tiago in its Sanand plant along with the Nano. The Nano Pelican will also be built there along with these new hatchbacks.

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Tata Nano Pelican Safety Features

The Nano Pelican will be made in Tata’s Sanand plant along with the Tiago and the Kite 5 sedan (Sway). The Nano is also being tested and is also being considered to be retained post the new crash test norms. We aren’t certain if the Nano will be retained once the new norms come in. From what we understand, the currently sold Nano will be replaced by this once the new crash norms come in place.

Adding ABS to the Nano might not be a possibility as it has drum brakes and the cost of airbags will make the Nano almost twice its current price. With the more powerful engine, space and bigger tyres the Nano Pelican will be become an ideal option for Tata Motors.

Tata Nano Pelican competition

The new Nano Pelican will be a direct competitor to the Maruti Alto 800, Datsun RediGo, Hyundai Eon and the Renault Kwid.

Also Read: Maruti Alto 800 vs Renault Kwid vs Datsun RediGO

Tata Nano Pelican Interior

The Tata Nano Pelican will be a tall-boy design for best utilisation of space with two rows of seating and boot larger than most of its competition, except maybe the Datsun GO. The Tata Nano Pelican will come loaded with features like power windows for the front windows, electric power steering, music system with Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary and USB connectivity. This will get the same Tiago interiors, and hence it will look a lot more stylish and upmarket when compared to its competition. Nano has always been good on space and the Nano Pelican will also have that space advantage over the competition. The Nano Pelican will be getting a new range of features that aren’t available on the Nano.

A new music system will be added and the new dashboard will be resembling the Tiago. There shall be no difference in the styling of the two dashboards. So, the instrument cluster will be moved to the right from the centre. This is what will make the Nano interiors look a lot more premium. The seats will have more padding and a lot more comfortable with better support too. 

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Tata Nano Pelican Engine (Expected)

The Tata Nano Pelican will come with two engine options, one will be the 0.9/1.0-litre petrol that will produce about 62bhp of power and the other will a 0.8-litre diesel engine with a power of 45bhp. Both these engine might be made available with AMT also, making the Pelican the most affordable AMT hatchback. The petrol will be a three-cylinder and the diesel will be a two-cylinder engine. The diesel engine will be highly fuel-efficient as it will have a pressure of about 1600 bar, which will also improve its performance as well. This will again be a rear-wheel drive from what we understand, for better space utilisation and this will come as a rear-wheel drive too. Diesel engine might not be coming in as there has been a shift in demand, however do expect a more powerful petrol engine.

Tata Nano Pelican Mileage (Expected)

Mileage – 25km/l

Tata Pelican Specifications

Tata Nano Pelican Specifications

Petrol Engine900cc
Power62 bhp
Torque90 Nm
Transmission5-speed manual / AMT

Tata Pelican Features

1) Air-conditioning

2) Electric power steering

3) Front power windows

4) Driver airbag

5) ABS

6) In-built music system with bluetooth, USB and aux-in

7) Spacious interior