We had notified you earlier that the native automaker Tata is working on a new entry level unit that might get introduced as a facelift version of its Nano hatchback. Christened as Pelican, the small car has been clicked again by the spy photographers, while it was doing test rounds on the roads of Maharashtra. Even after getting caught several times, the automaker has still kept its lips bound and doesn't reveal anything about this unit, however, some rumours claim that the launch of this variant is going to occur later in 2017.
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By looking at the pictures, it is confirmed that most of the design is similar to the ongoing GenX Nano, except the new headlamp clusters and bumper that have been redesigned. Besides, it was spotted with 13-inch alloy wheels against the 12-inch as well as housed revamped hood, and washer for the front windshield. The fuel fill inlet is now situated at the rear fender despite under the bonnet as the present model.
The major changes of the upcoming Tata Pelican are likely to happen inside the cabin. As the earlier spy shots revealed, it has been equipped with an all-new dashboard. It is integrated with a redesigned instrument cluster, which is now affixed to the steering wheel instead of having on the middle of the dash. Further, the dash has been dominated by a central console that comes with a 2-DIN Harman based music system with Bluetooth support and new AC vents.
As far as the powertrain is concerned, it might get featured with a larger engine which could be powered by a three-cylinder motor, with power output in the range between 61 Bhp and 81 Bhp. Available in both manual and automatic gearbox unit, it will showcase alongside the Nano Gen X and will be manufactured in the company’s facility in Gujarat.