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Tata Nexon Compact SUV Launching This Year

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

January 12, 2017 – With the sub-four meter SUV segment gaining traction, carmakers have been vying to come up with an offering that can defy the reign of Ford EcoSport, a popular choice in this space. Inching closer to the stature of its arch rival, Maruti Vitara Brezza has carved a niche spot by ringing in the cash registers ever since its launch last year. Yet another contender that will soon jump on the bandwagon is Tata Nexon, which was first revealed in concept form at the 2014 Auto Expo. At the last year’s Auto Expo, Tata brought the production ready Nexon that looked largely like its prototype. That said production version Nexon has retained most of the styling cues from its prototype. Built in tandem with the modish design tenet visible on new breed of Tata cars, Nexon sports some key styling elements like the coupe-like roofline and aggressive front design. Interior too has been designed along the lines of Tiago and Hexa, it looks more premium and packs features on par with rivals in this space. Engines powering the new Tata Nexon will include a 1.2 litre, turbocharged Revotron petrol unit and the 1.5 litre, turbocharged diesel engine. Power will be transmitted through the five-speed manual gearbox and an F-Tronic AMT unit on the diesel variants.

Based on Tata Motor’s new “IMPACT Design” philosophy, the Tata Nexon will be positioned below the Safari Storme. Featuring unique styling, the compact SUV has been conceptualised and designed by Tata Motors’ three design studios (Pune, UK and Italy). In fact, Land Rover has also helped Tata in the development of this compact SUV. Tata Motors will also offer several customisation options with the Nexon under Tata Motors’ new Personalization Studio.  Read Comparison – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon compact SUV 

Product information in 9 quick points –

1. Tata Nexon Launch Date

The Nexon India launch will reportedly take place in the second half of 2017. Being a crucial product for Tata Motors, Nexon is expected to be launched during festive season. This could indeed give a good start to the SUV as customer sentiment is high during this time of the year. Also Read: Tata Tiago – Price List, Specifications, Mileage & Picture Gallery

2. Tata Nexon Price in India

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

The key to success of a new model largely rests on the pricing. Having it gotten right with Tiago, Tata Motors will follow the same strategy by pricing Nexon competitively. That said Tata Nexon price is likely to fall in the vicinity of Rs 6.50 lakh to Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Read: Upcoming Tata Cars in India in 2016, 2017

3. 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

Tata Nexon will be launched in petrol and diesel fuel options with two engine and two transmission options. Power on the petrol variants will come from the 1.2 litre, turbocharged Revotron engine. Borrowed from the smaller sibling, Tiago, the 1.2 litre unit is good for 110bhp of power and 170Nm of torque.  Diesel powered Nexon will source power from the 1.5 litre turbocharged engine, essentially an up-scaled version of the 1.4 litre engine. The oil burner will belt out maximum power of 108bhp and top torque of 260Nm. As for transmission choices, Nexon carline will get the five-speed manual, six-speed manual and an F-Tronic AMT unit. It is to be noted that the AMT gearbox and the six-speed manual unit will be available with the oil burner.

4. Tata Nexon Mileage

Variant Estimated Mileage
Petrol Model 18kmpl
Diesel Model 23kmpl

Deriving power from the 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol Revotron and 1.5 litre turbocharged oil burner, Nexon is expected to deliver imposing fuel economy. The mileage for the petrol engine is estimated at 18km/l and the diesel variants are likely to return slightly higher mileage at 23km/l.

5. Tata Nexon Key Features

Tata Motros will equip the subcompact SUV with a host of features. Talking of the key provisions on the Nexon, it will sport projectors headlamps in front and will sit on the 16-inch alloys. The in-cabin tech will include a 6.5 inch free standing touchscreen display and Harman-developed infotainment system. Besides, it will also come with the 60:40 rear split seat and a full width instrument panel. On the safety front, Tata will arm the SUV with anti-lock-braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution and hill assist.

6. Tata Nexon Dimensions

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

The sub-four meter SUV will measure 3,995mm long and hence will benefit from the subsidy offered by the Government on the sub-4 meter vehicles. Other dimensions like width, height and wheelbase will be at 1,730mm, 1,600mm and 2,470mm respectively. The ground clearance of 200mm seems to be suitable for the Indian roads.

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Tata Nexon Video 

 7. Tata Nexon Exterior Design

The new Tata Nexon is conceived on the modified X1 platform and will sport Tata’ new “IMPACT” design tenet. Featuring sharp lines and edgy elements, it combines aggression and style. It is to be noted that it carries most of the design cues from the concept version showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. The quintessential Diamond DLOslingshot line and humanity line adorn the sporty vehicle. Other styling bits have been borrowed from the new Tata cars launched lately like Tiago. What makes it stand out among rivals is the unconventional coupe-like stance rather than the rugged and muscular silhouette. Styled assertively, the front profile dons a piano black grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The upright bonnet gives it a neat look. Lower down, on the bumper it sports the enclosed fog lamps along with wide air-dams. View from the side is sporty with cladded wheel arches, sharp beltline and 16-inch alloy wheels skewing the attention. Additionally, it will also get the sloping roofline featuring contrast paint scheme. The rear facet adds to the visual appearance, it comes with the LED tail-lamps, integrated spoiler atop and body coloured bumper.

Tata Nexon compact SUV rear

8. Tata Nexon Interior

There has been a complete paradigm shift in the new breed of Tata cars as for the interior styling goes. Styled on the same lines, Nexon will get a plush cabin. The well laid-out five-seat seating arrangement will offer comfortable room to the occupants in front and rear. On the feature front, the SUV is expected to be rich packed with the new-generation Harman infotainment system with a 6.5 inch freestanding touchscreen display on the dashboard. Other features like the steering wheel with mounted controls, dashboard design, front seats, rear seats have been borrowed from Tiago. The central tunnel will get a knob for choosing between three driving modes-Standard, Eco and Sport..

Tata Nexon Competition

The sub-four meter segment has grown multiple folds over the last few years and offers a bunch of worthy models from Ford EcoSport to Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. With the addition of Tata Nexon in the segment the competition is going to get tougher. Other SUVs that will pose a threat to Nexon are Mahindra NuvoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and the likes.

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

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  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.

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