Nano, once dubbed as the least expensive car on the planet, holds a special place in Tata Motors arsenal and therefore the company hopes to increase its sale by getting rid of the heavy mechanical steering wheel which was quite intimidating.

The power steering unit for the Nano is believed to have been developed by ZF Friedrichshafen and the new variant consisting it would cost approx Rs 10,000 - 15,000 more than the existing Nano variants.

Earlier in October, Auto major Tata Motors launched a new version Nano, which had dual fuel option of petrol and CNG, priced between Rs 2.40 lakh and Rs 2.65 lakh.

The Nano CNG emax, which comes with a CNG and petrol bi-fuel system, is the first of the five brands in the emax series of CNG cars. The new variant of Nano has Engine Management System (EMS) for switching between CNG and gasoline fuel systems.
The company has been trying hard to boost the sagging sale of the Nano. In September, the company sold 2,104 units as against 5,491 units in the same month last year. For the fiscal 2013-14, the company has sold 10,202 units in the April-September period as against 39,623 units in the year-ago period.