Tata Motors is planning to launch a new hatchback to bridge the gap between the Nano and the Tiago. According to rumours, This will be called the Pelican. It will go against the Hyundai Eon, Maruti Suzuki Alto k10, and the Renault Kwid. It will be offered with a 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Looking at the pics it can be confirmed that the Pelican is based on the Nano platform. It will be launched with a rear-engine layout. We expect it to be priced between Rs. 3-4Lakh. Bigger brakes and larger wheels will be an added benefit over the Nano.Spacious interiors and a chiller Air conditioner have always been Tata Motors fortress.
Overall we have high hopes from the Pelican. If Tata Motors can provide a package like the Nano with the quality of the Tiago at the price of the Kwid then they sure have a winner with the Pelican.