Tata Nexon bookings open in India, launching soon
Authorised Tata Motors dealerships across India have started accepting advanced bookings for the Tata Nexon compact SUV. Interested customers can thus pre-book the car for a prioritized delivery by paying a token amount of Rs. 10,000. The Nexon is expected to be launched in India in the next couple of months.
Tata Motors is currently on a spree to replenish its brand image in the Indian passenger vehicle car market. The company has already launched two all-new models in India this year – the Hexa and the Tigor. However, with the compact SUV market touching new heights, Tata has now decided to bring in their competitor in this segment as well.
The Tata Nexon is the fourth product to be based on the company’s new IMPACT design philosophy. It will get a smiling grille at the front, flanked on either side by projector headlamps with DRLs. The overall design gets a dual-tone layout, while ample white inserts around the fog lamps, window line and tailgate. Tata designers have tried to bring in as much dynamism to the Nexon’s look as possible. This has been done to give it a stand-apart identity and thus attract customers away from competitors like the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Powering the Tata Nixon will either be a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine or a 1.5-litre turbo diesel power plant. Initially, both these engines will come with 5-speed manual gearboxes, while AMT options will be added at a later date.
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)