Tata Nexon Compact SUV Launching in August 2017
The Tata Nexon has been in the spotlight ever since it was unveiled at the Delhi AUTO Expo, 2016. It’s modern styling and premium looks has got it in the headlines. Not stopping at that, the engine setup of the Tata Nexon is the most powerful engine seen in the compact sub-4 meter SUV sector. It is heard that Tata Motors are not planning to wait any further till Diwali, but are launching the vehicle even sooner, in August 2017. Once in the Indian market, it will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Tata would be plonking an all-new 1.5 litre diesel engine under the hood of the Nexon. The engine would be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The petrol variant on the other hand would get a 1.2 litre revotron motor mated to a 5-speed transmission. With more and more customers opting for automatic gearboxes over their manual counter parts, we expect the Nexon to feature an AMT in both petrol and diesel variants. Read further to find out more about this upcoming SUV from the stable of Tata.
Apart from the glimpse we got of the Nexon at the Auto Expo, the vehicle was seen multiples times during its testing, giving us the sneak-peaks of its interior and exterior styling. The shift in Tata’s design policy is clearly seen in the Nexon. It follows the IMPACT philosophy making it more vibrant than its opponents. Its features like floating roofline, square bonnet, roof mounted spoiler, projector headlights with DRLs and the signature Humanity Line chrome grille give the SUV a more sporty appeal. The interior of the car is spacious enough to accommodate 5 occupants comfortably.
When it comes to safety, the Tata Nexon has anti locking braking system and dual airbags. Due to its attractive design and package the car is expected to be priced a little high too. But only based on face value, the Nexon has all the factors to make it a champion.
Tata Nexon Expected Launch Date in India
The Tata Nexon is expected to launch in August 2017.
Tata Nexon Expected Price
As Tata is already late to the party, therefore to mark a presence and fight with the present best sellers such as the Ford Ecosport and the Maruti Vitara Brezza, they will have to price the Nexon very competitively. Therefore we expect the base variant to be priced as low as Rs 6.5 Lakh while the top level trim may cost you Rs 10.5 Lakh (ex-showroom).
|Variants||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|Top model||Rs. 10.50 lakh|
|Base model||Rs. 6.50 lakh|
Tata Nexon Engine Specifications
Tata Nexon will feature the same petrol mill powering the Tiago which is a 1.2 Liter Turbo petrol unit, but with a different state of tune to produce more power and torque. While for the Diesel there will be a new 1.5 Liter Turbo unit. Both the Diesel and the petrol can be opted with either a 6-speed manual or an F-Tronic AMT gearbox.
|Gearbox||5-speed Manual||6-speed Manual/AMT|
|Engine||1.2 Liter Turbo||1.5 Liter Turbo|
|Max Power||110 Bhp||108 Bhp|
|Max Torque||170 Nm||260 Nm|
When launched, the Tata Nexon will become the most powerful car in the Sub-4 meter SUV segment. This much power that too at a competitive price will make the Nexon an unbeatable choice.
Tata Nexon Expected Mileage
Though the Nexon will be one of the most powerful cars in its segment but that does not mean that there will be a compromise in mileage, the Nexon should deliver a mileage of around 18 Kmpl with the petrol and around 23 Kmpl with the diesel engines.
Tata Nexon Dimensions
The Nexon is 5 mm short of 4 meters in length, therefore it qualifies to avail the benefits offered by the Government of India on a sub-4 meter car. The ground clearance is a good 200 mm which means that the Nexon will live upto the expectations of customers from a compact SUV.
Tata Nexon Images
Tata Nexon Design and Features
Like all other upcoming models from Tata Motors, the Nexon also follows the new Impact Design philosophy. The Nexon is a mix of curves and lines which result in a fresh and young looking crossover. Over the front the Nexon carries an aggressive bumper with a large air dam followed by round fog lamps, a piano black grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The side profile is accentuated with ceramic side finisher, roof in contrast colour and 16-inch alloy wheels. Unlike other counterparts from the same segment such as the Brezza, Ecosport and the TUV300, the Nexon features a sloping roof line.
Just like the exteriors, the interiors of the Nexon also reflect the youth eccentric design philosophy. The quality of the materials is top-notch. The steering wheel, dashboard and the centre console are taken forward from the Tiago. The car has a 2+3 seating layout with generous amounts of space at the front and back.
> Projector Headlights
> Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
> Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
> 16-inch Alloy Wheels
> 200mm Ground Clearance
> A Full Width Instrument Panel – Hill Assist
> 60:40 Rear Split Seat
> Harman-Kardan Infotainment system
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(Images credit – Autocar India & Team-bhp)