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Tata Nexon Compact SUV India Launch in Late 2017

With the 1.2L turbo and 1.5L diesel engines, the Tata Nexon will become the most powerful sub-compact SUV in India.

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Tata Nexon 5 seater compact SUV India

In terms of design, the Tata Nexon looks largely similar to its concept that was unveiled at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.

In a bid to regain lost market share, Tata Motors had launched its two newly developed cars – Tiago and the Hexa. Both cars have received an excellent response from the car buyers, giving a much needed confidence to homegrown automaker. Buoyed by this success, Tata Motors is now aiming to launch 2 all new cars – the Tigor sub-compact sedan & Nexon sub-compact SUV – in 2017. While the former is scheduled to be launched in first half of 2017, the much-awaited Tata Nexon compact SUV will go on sale in the second half of 2017. The small SUV has been built from ground up and was first revealed in concept form at the 2014 Auto Expo. A couple of years later, the homegrown maker introduced the pre-production version of the SUV to the 13th edition of the biennial event and since then it has been spied testing across the country. Read More – TaMo Futuro Will Be the First Sports Car From Tata Motors

Based on the thoroughly modified X1 platform, the new Tata Nexon will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300. Applauded for its looks at grandiose show, Nexon gets coupe-like roofline and it has a robust SUV-like stance. The cabin of the car is made of quality material and is premium in looks. It will be powered by a new 1.5-litre TDI turbo diesel and a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol. While the oil burner is a bored out version of 1.4-litre unit, the petrol engine is the same unit used in the Tiago but with higher power outputs. Transmission options include an AMT unit and a six-speed manual unit. Read Comparison – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon compact SUV 

Tata Nexon Launch Date

Tata Motors is expected to launch this sub-compact SUV in the third quarter of 2017. Featuring the company’s new IMPACT design philosophy, the car has been designed by Tata’s three design studios from Pune, Italy and UK. In a bid to encash the spiking customer sentiments during Diwali, the homegrown automaker might launch this SUV towards September-October, 2017.  Also Read: Tata Tiago – Price List, Specifications, Mileage & Picture Gallery

Tata Nexon Price in India

Variants Expected Price (ex-showroom)
Base Model Rs 6.50 lakh
Top Model Rs 10.50 lakh

Going by the current trend, it is expected that Nexon will be priced competitively. Well equipped with features and sporting large proportions, Nexon aims at giving a tough fight to rivals Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza in the segment. It is expected that the prices of the SUV may fall between Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 10.50 lakh. Read: Upcoming Tata Cars in India in 2016, 2017

Tata Nexon Specifications

Engine 1.2-litre, turbo Petrol
Max Power 105bhp – 110bhp
Max Torque 170Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Engine 1.5-litre Diesel
Max Power 108bhp
Max Torque 260Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual & AMT

The Nexon subcompact SUV will be offered in petrol and diesel guise. The gasoline version will be powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron unit that also powers the Tiago. However, this engine will be tuned to offer more power and torque. If reports are to be believed, the 1.2L engine could belt out around 105 to 110bhp and 170Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol version might also get an AMT option.

Oil burner on the other hand is the up-scaled version of 1.4-litre unit that also powers the Indigo eCS. With a capacity of 1.5-litres, this turbocharged diesel powertrain will churn out a maximum power output of 108bhp and a peak torque of 260Nm. Transmission duties will be carried out by the six-speed manual and F-Tronic AMT.

Tata Nexon Mileage

Variant Estimated Mileage
Petrol Model 18kmpl
Diesel Model 23kmpl

Using a low capacity petrol engine with 1.2 litre capacity, petrol Nexon is likely to deliver impressive fuel economy of around 18kmpl. On the other hand, the up-scaled 1.5 litre oil burner is likely to be frugal, returning 23kmpl. The mileage numbers for both the fuel options are imposing, saving on the fuel expenditure.

Tata Nexon Key Features

In-line with Tata’s new IMPACT design philosophy for the new cars, the Nexon too will be equipped with a host of high-tech features. On the outside, the SUV will be equipped with projector headlamps, coupe-like roof-line, fog lamps, LED taillamps and body cladding. The flared wheel arches of the SUV have been fitted to large 16-inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, there will be a 6.5-inch free standing touchscreen display and Harman-developed infotainment system. The 60:40 split seats on the rear will make way for more space to store luggage. In terms of safety, the SUV will receive anti-lock-braking system (ABS) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and brake assist, hill assist and electronic brakeforce distribution.

Tata Nexon Dimensions

Length 3,995mm
Width 1,730mm
Height 1,600mm
Wheelbase 2,470mm
Ground Clearance 200mm
Seating Capacity 5-seats (2+3)

It will be the first sub-4 metre SUV from Tata Motors in the country. This sub-compact SUV measures 3,995mm in length and hence will benefit from the subsidy offered by the Government on the sub-4 metre vehicles. Other dimensions including width, height and wheelbase will stand at 1,730mm, 1,600mm and 22,470mm respectively. The ground clearance of 200mm seems to be suitable for the Indian roads.

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 Tata Nexon Exterior Design

It is based on Tata’s modified X1 platform that also underpins the Zest and Bolt. Nexon is built on the new IMPACT design language, previously seen on new Tata cars like Tiago and Hexa. That said the subcompact SUV has a large stance despite measuring less than four meters, thanks to the IMPACT theme it is built on. Tata has given new elements to the car like the coupe-like roofline and the square-like bonnet that give its face an aggressive stance. The production-spec model looks largely identical to the concept showcased at the Auto Expo.

Other notable styling features on front include the Diamond DLO slingshot line and humanity line. Adding to it, the piano black grille and projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps further accentuate the aggression. The lower side of the bumper gets fog lamps and large air-dams. View from the side is sporty, the cladding around the wheel arches, sharp rising beltline and 16-inch alloys add to the assertive looks.  In addition, the contrast paint on the sloping roofline reinforces the sporty character. Talking of the rear profile, it has been designed tastefully like front and side facets with the LED tail-lamp cluster, body painted bumper and integrated spoiler on the top.

Tata Nexon compact SUV rear

Tata Nexon Interior

In retrospect, the interior styling of the new Tata cars have witnessed a complete overturn in terms of styling, space and features. The Nexon interior is built along the same lines and is likely to be spacious and plusher. Inside, it will offer five-seat layout with comfortable space for occupants in front and rear. As for the features, Tata will pack Nexon to the brim with a 6.5 inch freestanding touchscreen infotainment system from Harman, steering mounted controls and a knob placed in centre for switching between three modes. It will borrow front seats, rear seats and dashboard design from the Tiago. Overall, the interior will be well-laid out, armed with plethora of features.

Tata Nexon Competition

In the sub-four meter segment, Nexon will rivals strong contenders including Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra NuvoSport, Mahindra TUV300. Considering that Tata is a new player in the segment, the company will try to undercut rivals in terms of pricing. Additionally, the mileage, features and looks will add to its credibility.

This is all what we have for now, stay tuned to IndiaCarNews for all the latest updates on Nexon.

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The upcoming Tata Nexon surely looks quite an attractive package with unique styling, tons of features and a powerful diesel mill. If priced well, this can become a threat to several existing players in the sub-4 metre SUV space.



  1. AMITH
    January 18, 2015


    • Ganeshram
      April 14, 2016

      I totally agree with you
      I own a Zest XTA and Xenon XT 4×4 Both are Awesome performers and has a Great Ride qualities.
      The After Sales services have Improved Leaps and Bounds.
      The service statuion calls in advance and Book slot .
      After Returning from service TML’s Customer care calls up and takes detailed info on the service.
      Iam very Happy with TML.
      NEXON will be the Game changer in the compact SUV segment with features found only in Imported SUVS
      It will definitely Create Ripples in this segment and will sideline .—Ecosport, TUV300 ,KUV100 , Neosport etc

  2. rajendrajain
    January 31, 2016

    My first car is indica .second is vista I want to by tata SUV nexon when your launching and what will be price and maximum discount for tata fen thanks

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      January 31, 2016

      Hi Rajendra,
      The Nexon is expected to be launched by mid 2016 after its debut at the Auto Expo.

      • Krishna Hariharan
        February 5, 2016

        If they are launching the care in June.. they should start the bookings.. we are very eager to switch to an Indian car…

  3. Chandrasen
    February 1, 2016

    Beautiful design. I am planing to buy 7 seater car, is this car going to be 5 seater or 7 seater. I like TATA cars and recently they have come up with really beautiful products… i will wait for this cargo to launch will love if it is going to have more than 5 seats. TATA have to think seriously to introduce 7 seater MPV as this is the new sucess formula…

  4. Ankit
    February 3, 2016

    Just waiting for its launch..
    I am sure its going to be the car of the year…!!

  5. shweta
    February 5, 2016

    Tata Nexon is amazing, design is really good. Interior gives feel of Luxury car and it really looks like vehicle for next generation. Definitely a step ahead in design and comfort with others in its segment/ also any pre-existing cars. This time Nexon is the one which created huge buzz.

  6. nanan bhuia
    February 10, 2016

    Waiting for my first ride.

  7. Ashok Kumar
    February 25, 2016

    I like tata nexon specially its interior please launch it before September

  8. prashant
    February 26, 2016

    Nice look with good cost

  9. dr avinash kumar
    February 27, 2016

    waiting for its launch….wow nice design n specification….love nexon….

  10. nitin garg
    March 2, 2016

    expected date of launch of tata nexon

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 14, 2016

      Hi Nitin

      The Tata Nexon compact SUV is scheduled to be launched in the second half of this year (Around Diwali).

      • Mehul
        June 10, 2016

        Waiting for Tata Nexon

  11. Vishal
    March 7, 2016

    Nice looking car but I hope they launch it soon.. They suppose to launch Tata Taigo in Dec 2015 but still not launched.. Now got the news they are launching on 28 th march 2016.. They already miss the opportunity as many new car took the charged.. Hope they don’t repeat the same mistake and launch nexon asap .

  12. Raman Kumar jha
    March 8, 2016

    Iwant 7 seater is nexon available in 7 seats slso

    March 28, 2016



    April 9, 2016


    • Ganeshram
      April 14, 2016

      I had the Great TATA ESTATE, then IndicaV2 ,IndigoeCS now I have XENON XT4x4 and ZEST XTA(AMT)
      all the first 3 mentioned gave and present tata vehicles are giving Awesome Motoring.
      In 6 months I have completed 10100 kms in ZEST and performing flawlessly .
      Tata cars will rule the Indian Roads by 2018-20. and will be the Biggest car producers in India.
      All the very best TML

  15. puran sharma
    April 16, 2016

    I own an indica vista safire aura and it has been riding too well. However i wish to upgrade to tata nexon. Unfortunately i came to know nexon petrol is a 3 cylinder suv. In a hilly terrain where i live 3 cylinder suvs aren’t much preferred. As such i am eyeing on the diesel variant of nexon but the no of cylinders it will have is not mentioned anywhere though it is supposed to have 1.5l engine

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 11, 2016

      The 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Nexon will have four cylinders. And even if you are going for the petrol model, the 3-cylinder unit should not be a problem. Cars like Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon too can handle hilly roads despite having 3-cylinder engine with even less displacement.

  16. mahesh kumar pandey
    April 20, 2016

    I,like tata car.previously i used tata indica v2 deluxe from feb 2003 to oct2008and drove120000k.m.without any wear and tear.now iam using indica vista quardajet(aqua)from nov.2008 till now.and you would be surprised i have driven this one all overindia from jammu to kanyakumari and mumbai to via guahati up to tinsukhia driven with speed 100 k.m and over contineously day and night with taking meals and breakfast.it has run 176000.k.m.still i owned this running smothly and in showroom condition.any one can see.my contact no.09415352202.i am waiting for NEXON s.u.v.

  17. Ashok Kumar
    May 1, 2016

    Please launch tata nexon before festive season 2016

  18. Ashok Bolar
    May 3, 2016

    I like Tata cars because they are sturdy and heavy. Feel planted on road at good speeds unlike many competitions. I owned Marina, used it for nine years (over 80,000 kms) and had no problem at all. Only once I had to change battery. That is all that I spent except filling petrol.
    After I met with a major accident in my Maruti, I decided never to buy a Maruti again.
    My son owns Bolt. Its a great car. On highways, its a too good.
    Awaiting for launch of Nexon. Like my earlier Marina, I hope I will be the first person to get Nexon delivery.

  19. Gagan Kataria
    May 4, 2016

    I m a tata lover used indica v2 from 2001 to 2006, indica turbo from 2006 to 2014 and now using Zest XT diesel. Awesome experience. Now waiting for Nexon. Pl. Launch in mid 2016 . Also give some benefits to loyal tata customers.

  20. Pranjit
    May 7, 2016

    I like tata …. So I bought zest … execpt my friends wrong thought about tata’s poor service and quality…..
    But I like my car most….. And Tata too.. ..
    It is comfortable…..

  21. jayant singh
    May 13, 2016

    The new elegant and sporty design of tata along with pleasing interiors and long list of premium features hs changed my mentality towards tata….I used to think I will never buy any of the tata cars because of several complaints ..but I drove tata bolt xt diesel and forgot all hatchbacks.it was a surprising experience to me…the cabin is just like the luxury sports car and it engine was quite refined..the infotainment system by Harman is just awsome and unmatched …… Looking forward to the compact SUV ….nexon I will definetly buy it if I liked it….and after seeing its pics I m going to like it..

  22. Rahul Solanki
    May 14, 2016

    waiting it’s launch…
    yeee to sabkiiiii markettttt todegiiii… pakaaaaa..

  23. Chirag Patel
    May 14, 2016

    I whould love to buy this car it’s realy realy good n nice car.if it’s price is near 10 lakh rupee than this car will going to blast in the market. Thank u

  24. Pankaj Mitra
    May 30, 2016

    My first car was indica dle. Now I own a nano xta. My wife drives vista. Eagerly waiting for nexon. Must get a hefty discount as a devoted tata car lover. Nano xta is wonderful.

  25. Sandeep
    July 2, 2016

    i m waiting for tata nexon

  26. Anuj Sharma
    July 9, 2016

    I like Tata cars!! They r really value for money.. my fitst is Indica Dls 2004 to till date.. Vista Qjt VX 2012 to till date n very much satisfied with my cars n now plan to buy Zest/ Nexon or Kite.. they r again the much better n improved product.. every time TML has something new n better for the car lovers!! Im a loyal cust of trusted Tata brand.. hats off to the true indian car maker…

  27. Saurav Roy
    July 15, 2016

    Waiting for it’s launch

    September 13, 2016

    TATA is going to change the story of crossover SUV’s with the launch of NEXON ,really thrilled..

  29. Vimal kapoor
    October 10, 2016

    This. Car. Will be destroy n ruined to all others brand. SUV car this car is superb nexon is the real baap of all SUV segments amazing. Looks n hi class features salute tata motors I will definitely purchase this car.

  30. Krishnakant
    November 16, 2016

    I am eagerly waiting for TATA nexon. Its look is fantastic. TML has done wonderful works in Nexon. It will beat all the competitors in the Indian market.

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