Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Here’s a specifications-based comparison between these two vehicles.
After successfully launching the Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors is now ready to launch two new cars – Kite 5 and Nexon – in the next 6-9 months. The compact SUV segment has been one of the fastest growing segments in the country. The Ford EcoSport was the first entrant in this hot space, followed by Mahindra TUV300, NuvoSport and the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The homegrown passenger vehicle maker, Tata Motors is ready to enter this segment with its much awaited Nexon mini SUV.
Showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 in pre-production form, the Tata Nexon is scheduled to be launched in the country in early 2017. The mini SUV managed to create a buzz among visitors and media, thanks to its striking exterior design. Although the vehicle will be launched next year, here we bring you a spec based comparison between the Nexon and the current best selling sub-4 metre SUV- Maruti Vitara Brezza –
|Tata Nexon||Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh (Expected)|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza||Rs. 6.99 lakh to Rs. 9.54 lakh|
The Vitara Brezza is available with diesel powertrain in a total of 6 variants. The base variant is priced at Rs. 6.99 lakh, and the top-end model is tagged at Rs. 9.54 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. On the other hand, the Nexon mini SUV is expected to undercut the prices of its all rivals. The small SUV is likely to be priced at Rs. 6 lakh for base model and Rs. 10 lakh for the high-end variant.
|Specifications||Maruti Vitara Brezza||Tata Nexon|
|Engine||1.3L MJD Diesel||1.5L Diesel|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual||6-speed Manual|
The Vitara Brezza is currently available in diesel avatar only. Under the bonnet is a tried and tested 1.3-litre MJD unit that is capable of producing 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Indo-Japanese maker is also planning to launch the petrol version of the Brezza, which is expected to get a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. This powertrain is good for 110bhp of power and 175Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and a CVT/6-speed automatic.
The Tata Nexon SUV will come in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The engine options include 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol and an all-new 1.5-litre diesel. While the former is capable of producing 89bhp of power and 140Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 108bhp against 260Nm of torque. The petrol engine will be coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel car will get a 6-speed unit. The company might also introduce an AMT equipped variant.
|Tata Nexon||23kmpl (Expected)|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza||24.3kmpl|
The Vitara Brezza is claimed to be the most fuel efficient SUV in the country. It is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 24.3kmpl. Talking about Nexon, we expect the mini SUV to return 18kmpl and 23kmpl of mileage in petrol and diesel, respectively.
|Dimensions||Maruti Vitara Brezza||Tata Nexon|
Both the vehicles come under sub-4 metre category, which allows them to avail excise duty benefits offered by Government on cars below 4 metre in length. Dimensionally, the Vitara Brezza is 3,995mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,640mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,500mm. It comes with a ground clearance of 198mm, which is good enough to tackle Indian road conditions.
On the other hand, the Tata Nexon mini SUV is 3,995mm long, 1,730mm wide and 1,600mm tall. It comes with a wheelbase of 2,470mm and has a ground clearance of 200mm. The Brezza is around 60mm wider and 40mm taller than the Nexon, while the wheelbase is 30mm more than its immediate competitor.
The Nexon is based on the modified X1 platform that also underpins the Zest compact sedan. The mini SUV features company’s signature design language. It comes equipped with paino black grille, projector headlamps, LED DRLs and upright bonnet. The vehicle features coupe-like profile, 16-inch alloy wheels, integrated spoiler, LED tail lamps and body coloured bumper. Inside the cabin, the Nexon looks similar to other Tata cars. The vehicle will have a wide range of comfort and connectivity features. Features like steering wheel, dashboard, front and rear design have directly lifted from Bolt and the Zest. The SUV will also get a new generation Harman infotainment system with freestanding touchscreen display on the dashboard.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is one of the best-looking compact SUVs in the market. The vehicle features upright hood, flared wheel arches, high shoulder line and high ground clearance. The Brezza design inspiration comes from Suzuki XA Alpha and iV-4 concepts, which were showcased at 2012 Auto Expo and 2014 Frankfurt show respectively. Upfront, the car gets a signature bull horn LED lights, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, retro-styled honeycomb airdam. Other design highlights include square wheel arches, sloping roof line, roof rails, 16-inch alloy wheels, wraparound tail-lamps, etc. The range-topping Brezza is equipped with automatic headlamps, rain sensing auto wipers, SmartPlay infotainment system with CarPlay, inbuilt navigation with Mapcare, push button start, front seat belt height adjuster, reverse parking camera, keyless entry, cruise control, multi-functional steering wheel, front fog lamps, automatic AC vents, etc.