To regain the lost market share, Tata Motors is all set to launch a series of new vehicles in the Indian car market. The company specifically gave attention on its design part which is visible in the soon to be launched Zest and Bolt. Keeping styling and quality on priority, Tata is also working on a series of new cars which includes Nexon concept based compact SUV, new Nano Twist and a bigger SUV.
Out of the three upcoming products, the Tata Nexon is the most anticipated product. Unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show, the compact SUV bagged an overwhelming response from visitors and critics as well. Speaking to ET Auto, Pratap Bose, Principal Designer, Tata Motors said that the Nexon SUV will be launched within 24 months. Moreover, the company is also trying hard to keep the design of the vehicle similar to the concept shown back in February. Tata Nexon will be a game changer in the compact-SUV segment- he added.
Talking about its design Mr. Bose said that the Nexon will have a coupe like profile unlike the other SUVs in the market with boxy shape. Adding to it, the compact SUV will have a strong road presence; indicating a higher ground clearance and lots of cladding.
Based on the thoroughly modified X1 platform that also underpins the Zest and the Bolt, the Nexon compact SUV is 4 metre long, 1.73 metre wide and 1.6 metre high, and it has a good wheelbase of 2.54 metre. The concept features the unique front design with daytime opening that resembles the MegaPixel concept. It also gets LED headlamps, double sliding door system and full width instrument panel display, floating console, and 17-inch wheels.
Under the hood, the Nexon SUV will get the 3-cylinder 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine producing 110PS and 170Nm of torque. This front wheel drive SUV is stated to return an impressive fuel economy of 17.6kmpl. The oil burner will be propelled by the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Quadrajet engine.It will compete against the likes of Mahindra S101 compact SUV, Ford EcoSport, Volkswagen Taigun and others.
Source: ET Auto