Tata Nexon was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. It is less than 4 metre measuring SUV from Tata. It will compete against the likes of Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV 3OO and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Tata Nexon is based on modified X1 platform which is present in Bolt and Zest. The concept version of the Nexon is initially showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. This time Tata showcased the production ready version of Nexon. However, Tata haven’t made any major changes for the production version from its concept, Both look almost similar.
Tata Nexon launch date in India :
Tata Nexon is expected to launch in the second half of 2016.
Tata Nexon Price in India :
Tata mentioned that the positioning of Nexon will be in between Zest and Safari Storm. We expect the price of Nexon will be between INR 6 lakh to INR 9 lakh.
Tata Nexon press gallery at the Auto Expo 2016 :
Exterior Styling :
Tata Nexon is based on company’s new ‘Impact’ design language. Impact stands for immediate impact at first sight and lasting impact over time. It sounds like a flirting line and yes Tata wants to flirt with us with its design. Tata Zica also follows the similar design language and will be the first to roll out in the market with it.
Design borrows some cues from Range rover. Exteriors feature prominent front grille, swept back headlamps, chrome humanity line on the upper part of front grille, Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a sloping roof line, LED tail lamps with chrome inserts and 16″ alloy wheels. Nexon looks more like a crossover rather than SUV. Styling is a bit unconventional and may not be to everyone liking. However, we found the Nexon as quite eye-catchy and impressive. Nexon rides on 16″ alloy wheels and has a ground clearance of 200 mm. It measures under 4 m in length, 1.73 m in width, 1.6 m in height. Wheelbase of 2.54 metres gives a decent enough cabin space.
Interiors and Features :
Step in the Interior you find 6.5″ Touchscreen infotainment system on the top of dashboard which is similar to what we see in luxury cars. The touchscreen is sourced from Harman and the system is equipped with 8 speakers. So the Nexon can be the feast for music lovers. Touchscreen also comes with voice control and voice command recognition.
The interior design and layout is inspired from Jaguar models. Nexon is also expected to get various driving modes for engines.
Engine and Transmission :
Tata Nexon will be offered in two engine options – one is the 1.2-litre Revetron petrol engine and the other one is the 1.5-litre diesel mill.
1.2-litre petrol engine is similar to the one present in Zica which produces 84 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque @ 3,500 rpm
1.5-litre diesel engine produces 108.5 bhp of power and 260 Nm of peak torque.
Tata Nexon Mileage (Expected):
Petrol : 18-20 kmpl
Diesel : 22-24 kmpl