Asia Bizz: Since the launch of the world’s cheapest car Tata Nano, the Indian company has now come up with the latest version – the new 2012 version of Nano; though it looks identical to the older one, there are a few changes in the model and it seems to be receiving mixed reviews.

Tata zMotors has increased the power a bit to 38PS from the original 35PS. Due to this change, it has come in to direct competition with the Maruti Suzuki 800. While driving in the city, the small car does not feel short in power and even on the highway, the Nano shoots to a 100 with ease and without any hassles.

Tata claims that the new Nano will be the best in class aircon. Recently the car was tested on the roads of Mumbai and during the testing, there was a time with the aircon had to be actually switched off.

The LX version of the car comes with power windows in the front, air-conditioning and central locking. All the features are quite convenient and are found in most of the hatchbacks in the Indian market. The Nano has a good rear accommodation and for the driver, the experience can be described as cheap and cheerful. But there are still complaints with the steering wheel which many said was heavy to handle. The problem existed with the original Nano too.