– 2018 Tata Nexon AMT model makes debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.
– The AMT version will be available with petrol and diesel engine options.
– The Nexon automatic will use the Magneti Marelli sourced 6-speed AMT gearbox.
– 2018 Tata Nexon AMT will compete against the Ford EcoSport (Platine AT).
Tata Motors has showcased the AMT version of its highly popular Nexon compact SUV. Alongside the 2018 Tata Nexon AMT (Automatic), the carmaker has unveiled two all-new concepts – H5X compact SUV and 45X premium hatchback. The Pune-based carmaker also revealed its new IMPACT 2.0 design language and 26 smart mobility solutions across its passenger and commercial vehicles.
With attributes such as unique styling, feature-laden cabin, highly efficient engines and of-course the aggressive pricing, the Tata Nexon compact SUV has taken the industry by storm. The SUV has been receiving an excellent response from car buyers since its launch in September, 2017. Now, the company aims to expand the Nexon carline with a new AMT (automated manual transmission) variant. The 2018 Tata Nexon AMT (Automatic) will take head-to-head against the new EcoSport (Platine AT) and the upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT variant.
– New Mari Gold Colour
– Optional sunroof (Rumoured)
– Magneti Marelli sourced 6-speed AMT unit
– Multiple drive modes
– Automatic climate control
– Touchscreen infotainment system with connected apps
– Rear parking camera
– ABS with EBD & brake assist
– Dual front airbags
– Multi-functional steering wheel
At the launch of the Nexon, Tata Motors confirmed the AMT version of the compact SUV for the Indian market. Now, the company has unveiled the new automatic variant at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. While the official launch date and details are still under the wraps, it is likely to go on sale in coming months. Read – Tata Nexon Vs Honda WRV
|Variants||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base Model||Rs 8 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
To be available with both 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines, the AMT-equipped Nexon could around Rs 40,000 – Rs 50,000 more expensive than the regular model. Save for the AMT unit and a new paint scheme, the car will remain unchanged. The compact SUV’s automatic model is estimated to be priced around Rs 8 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 10 lakh for the diesel variant. Read – Tata Nexon Road Test Review
|Engine||1.2-litre, turbo Petrol|
|Max Power||108bhp @5000rpm|
|Max Torque||170Nm @2000-4000rpm|
|Max Power||108bhp @3,750rpm|
|Max Torque||260Nm @1,500-2,750rpm|
Based on the range-topping XZA trim, the 2018 Tata Nexon AMT will come with the 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq diesel engine options. While the gasoline unit pushes out a maximum power of 108bhp and a peak torque of 179Nm, the oil burner makes a top power of 108bhp against 260Nm of torque. These figures make the Nexon the second most powerful compact SUV in the country.
Unlike the manual version of the SUV that comes with a 6-speed MT gearbox, the Nexon automatic variant will feature Magneti Marelli sourced 6-speed AMT unit. The latter one is also offered on the Tiago AMT and Zest. The new gearbox unit offer a creep mode that controls the throttle inputs in stop-and-go situations. Similar to the regular model, it comes with the multi-drive modes – Eco, City and Sport. Read – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
With petrol powertrain, the new Nexon AMT is expected to return a mileage around 18-19kmpl. The diesel AMT might deliver fuel economy over 23kmpl. Read More – Tata Nexon Vs Ford EcoSport
Built on Tata’s new IMPACT design philosophy, the Nexon is one of the best-looking cars in its segment. In terms of design and styling, the Nexon automatic will look exactly similar to the standard model. Face of the car will continue to be adorned by projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and dual shade fog lamps with ceramic white strip. It will run on 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and feature LED tail lamps at the rear.
Tata will offer the Nexon XZA AMT in a new exterior colour – Etna Orange. The SUV will also be available in regular five shades – Moroccan Blue, Glasgow Grey, Seattle Silver, Vermont Red and Calgary White. The XZ+ trim is available in dual-tone shade with a gloss black finished roof. Proportionally, too, the car will remain unchanged. Similar to the standard model, it will measure 3,995mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,600mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,470mm. This compact SUV comes with a ground clearance of 200mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions.
Since the Nexon AMT will be based on the range-topping XZA trim, it will be loaded with all comfort and safety features. The car will come with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features such as an 8-speaker Harman-sourced audio system, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheels, rear AC vents, standard dual airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) will also be on offer.
Just like the regular Nexon, the AMT version of the SUV will be loaded with several comfort and convenience features. The list of features will include air-flow with rear air-conditioning vents, electrically adjustable ORVMs with retractable feature, automatic climate control, engine start-stop button, two 12-V power sockets, driver armrest, etc.
The AMT version of the SUV will be equipped with prominent safety and security features including dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with electronic brakeforce distribution, park assist with rear sensors with camera, day and night inside rear-view mirror, front fog lamps with cornering assistance, rear fog lamps, etc.
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