With the 1.2L turbo and 1.5L diesel engines, the Tata Nexon will become the most powerful sub-compact SUV in India.
Tata Nexon was recently spotted testing in production ready avatar sans camouflage. Nexon will soon debut in the subcompact SUV space to take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza, the strongest players in the segment. The spotted model seemed to be the range topping trim in the line-up. Prior to its unveiling at the 87th Geneva Motor Show, the SUV was showcased at last year’s Auto Expo.
As for the launch, the company is planning a festive season launch this year. Built on Tata’s IMPACT design language, the production version is largely similar to the concept model. Aside from the styling and design elements from the current model, the SUV has received additional bits on the outside and inside. In front, it gets Tata’s quintessential smiling grille with Tata’s logo, projector headlamps and other dynamics in line with the IMPACT design tenet for sporty and peppy look.
The side profile gets pronounced wheel arches, prominent cladding, ORVMs with integrated blinkers and a sharp beltline that merges with the tail-light cluster. The blacked out area on the C-pillar has been carried over from the concept model that gives look of a floating roof. Other bits such as roof rails, black plastic moulding on door pads, roof-mounted spoiler, clear lens tail lights, blacked out area around number plate are in tandem with its sporty character.
Insides are spacious and pack a raft of best-in class features including Harman sourced touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats, rear air-conditioner etc. Power on the SUV will come from the new 1.5-litre Revotorq oil burner and the 1.2-litre, Revotron turbocharged engine with a standard 5-speed manual unit and an optional AMT. Read Comparison – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
Nexon is expected to make inroads into the subcompact SUV segment during festive season this year. The SUV will most likely go on sale during Diwali. Also Read: Tata Tiago – Price List, Specifications, Mileage & Picture Gallery
|Variants||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base Model||Rs 6.50 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 10.50 lakh|
To give it an edge over rivals in the segment, Tata will price Nexon aggressively. The SUV is likely to be priced in the ballpark of Rs 6.50 lakh to Rs 10.50 lakh. Read: Upcoming Tata Cars in India in 2016, 2017
|Engine||1.2-litre, turbo Petrol|
|Max Power||105bhp – 110bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & AMT|
Nexon carline will be rolled out in petrol and diesel engine options with a standard 5-speed manual unit and an optional AMT on the diesel variants. The 1.2-litre, Revotron turbocharged petrol unit will offer power in two states of tune-1-5bhp and 110bhp. The diesel variants on the other hand will derive power from the 1.5-litre Revotroq unit, tuned to make 108bho and 260 Nm of torque.
The Nexon carline is likely to return impressive mileage with the petrol powered variants estimated to deliver 18kmpl and the diesel variants rated at 23kmpl.
-Daytime Running Lights
-Contrasting tone rising beltline finisher
-17-inch alloy wheels
-6.5-inch Harman sourced infotainment system with voice recognition
-60:40 split rear seats
-Dual front airbags
-ABS with EBD
|Seating Capacity||5-seats (2+3)|
The sub-four meter SUV will measure 3,995mm in length, 1,811mm in width and 1,607mm in height. Wheelbase at 2,470mm indicates decent space on the inside and the 200mm of ground clearance is good enough to tackle Indian roads. You May Also Like: Tata Q5 | Tata Tiago Aktiv | Tata Tiago Sport
Tata has given equal prominence to design and aerodynamics that work well for Nexon. The front pillars and rear spoiler are designed to make space for a large windshield area, providing enhanced visibility from all facets. Other styling bits such as the ‘Humanity Line’ Chrome upper grille, projector headlamps with DRLs, square-like bonnet and large bumper inject aggression.
The front end also comes with piano black grille, large air-dams and low placed fog lamps. With elements like 17-inch alloy wheels, body cladding, sharp beltline, flared wheel arches the side profile looks sporty. At the back, it will sport LED tail-lamps, integrated spoiler and contrasting tone rising beltline finisher.
Tata has crafted the interior keeping space and functionality at fore. Apart from comfortable space, the SUV will also offer a host of equipment including a 6.5-inch freestanding touchscreen infotainment system from Harman, centre placed knob for switching between modes and steering mounted controls. It will also get an array of utility storage points like bottle holder, cup holders, handbag hangers, large boot space laptop and iPad trays to name a few.
In addition, the SUV will also automatic climate control with rear ac vets, multi-functional steering wheel and leather seats. As for the safety, Nexon will pack all primary equipment including dual front airbags, advanced dual path suspension, 9th gen ABS and EBD with corner stability, rear view camera interface with an inbuilt infotainment system and ISOFIX rear outboard.
The subcompact SUV segment has swollen size over the years. With the launch of Nexon, Tata Motors will debut in the sub-four meter SUV space, taking on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza primarily.
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.