Going by our pictures, Tata Motors have finished working on a hatchback version of the Tata Nano. The Nano, while late in the coming has been appreciated for its space, maneuverability and equally peppy engine. However, the one thing lacking in the Nano was a hatch and space behind the rear seat. Blame this on the high rear mounted engine which took up space at the back.
Tata Motors however is seemingly hard at work to rectify this deficiency via a redesigned Nano. The standard Tata Nano does not have a hatch at the back primarily since the body shell design is such that it is a completely rigid and uncompromising structure. This is ideally supposed to protect its occupants in case of a crash. Another unmentioned aspect is that not having a hatch is also a huge cost saver which is precisely what the Tata Nano is.
For the targeted consumer however, this has resulted in almost no space at the back. While a Nano can accommodate your shopping or your family it can unfortunately not manage both due to lack of committed boot space. Way back in October, Team-BHP had scooped the earliest images of a redesigned Tata Nano with a rear hatch.
However this time around we have proof that yes, this version has definitely been put into production and we have caught one such test mule in the act. The photos do justice. While it might be a bit difficult to spot underneath all the camouflage, eagle-eyed readers will surely notice the small indentation above the hatch crease line which suggests a handle to open the hatch. Please also do note the redesigned front bumper, it seems a bit different and a bit higher. You might also observe the keyhole slot and the redesigned exhaust under the body. This also leads us to speculate that this particular Nano might indeed be sporting the 800 cc engine (just a speculation mind you). Enjoy the pictures and let us know what you think.