A Hybrid Variant is also in the Pipeline. As reported by ET, the car will sport the worldâ€™s first 800 cc, turbo charged, CRDi diesel engine. The diesel powertrain Nano will probably roll out in 2009. While Bosch is working on the CRDi system for the Nano, Honeywell Turbo India is working on the turbo charger.
In the Auto Expo 2008, Nano was shown in Petrol variant with 623cc, two cylinder, MPFI Engine. Even then, Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata had indicated that the company would follow the launch of the petrol variant with a diesel variant.
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