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India's Tata launches new Nano model with power steering

Published on Jan 13, 2014 8:44 PM
 
The new Nano Twist motor-cars are pictured after the launch in Mumbai, on Jan 13, 2014. India's struggling Tata Nano, launched in 2009 as the world's cheapest car, unveiled a new, pricier variant of the jelly-bean shaped car on Monday featuring power-steering in a bid to boost flagging sales. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MUMBAI (AFP) - India's struggling Tata Nano, launched in 2009 as the world's cheapest car, unveiled a new, pricier variant of the jelly-bean shaped car on Monday featuring power-steering in a bid to boost flagging sales.

The latest model, called Nano Twist, targets young people. It has power steering along with remote keyless entry, a four-speaker music system with bluetooth and a higher ground clearance for rough terrain.

Ranjit Yadav, president, passenger vehicles business, Tata Motors, said the car was "loaded with trendy features" to make it a "smart city car to hang out with".

When Tata Motors - part of India's giant Tata group - launched the Nano in 2009, analysts said it would revolutionise how millions in India travelled.

 
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