SCOOP! Tata Nexon to Initially Get Diesel Engine Only!


We have already reported in great detail about the upcoming compact SUV. The Tata Nexon launch date is likely to fall around Diwali this year and prices could start at roughly ₹ 6.5 lakh. So far buzz has been that the Nexon will launch with two engine variants  a 1.2-litre Turbo Petrol and a 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel. Now, we have learnt from our sources at the company that the Nexon will initially launch with the Diesel engine only. The 1.5-litre oil-burner will be available with both 6-speed Manual and AMT transmissions. The petrol variants will be introduced at a later stage. Our source goes on to tell us that this is owing to some “unforeseen hurdles” that Tata Motors is facing with the development of Petrol mill. tata nexon launch dateAlso See – Upcoming SUVs in India | Upcoming Tata Cars in India

The new compact SUV from Tata will rival the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza . The Nexon is likely to offer segment-leading features and a really attractive design. If the design of the Nexon Geneva Edition (seen above) is anything to go by. , the Nexon could become the most handsome sub-4-metre SUV around. The Nexon’s design will be characterized by the Humanity Line, Diamond DLO and the Slingshot Line.

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The Nexon has been spotted testing on various occasions.

Tata Nexon Launch Date

Tata Nexon Launch Date Third Quarter 2017

We saw the Nexon in a close-to-production guise back at the Auto Expo 2016. It has been over a year since the SUV’s debut and Tata Motors is now close to launching its Vitara Brezza adversary. Like we said, we’ve got to learn that the Nexon will be initially available with Diesel engine option only. The Petrol engine will be introduced at a later stage. Tata Motors is likely to stop the Nexon from entering the commercial vehicle space. They have already been successful in ensuring that the Zest and Tiago don’t become popular with fleet operators. Tata Motors should now adopt a same strategy for the Nexon.

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Also See – Tata Tiago Review | Upcoming Compact SUVs in India | Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport

Tata Nexon Price in India

Minimum Price ₹ 6.5 Lakh
Maximum Price ₹ 10.5 Lakh

The Nexon is likely to enter the market with a starting price of ₹ 6.5 lakh. The top-end model, which will have the new 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel engine and an AMT, could cost upto ₹ 10.5 lakh. The Nexon will be pitted against the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. It will become the smallest SUV in the product portfolio of Tata Motors. v

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Currently, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport retail for about INR 7-10 lakhs for the diesel variants. Tata will target the same price bracket for the Nexon’s Diesel models, while the petrol models could sell for INR 6.5-9.5 lakhs. Tata has been aggressive with the pricing of most of its new products. We expect the Nexon to come with a very aggressive introductory price. Don’t be surprised to see the Nexon priced just under the Vitara Brezza.

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Tata Nexon Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Turbo Petrol 1.5 L Turbo Diesel
Power 100 to 110 bhp 100 to 110 bhp
Torque 130 to 140 Nm 200 to 210 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6 speed manual/AMT 6 speed manual/AMT
Mileage 19 kpl 24 kpl
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space NA

While the Nexon wlll eventually offer a 1.2-litre Turbo Petrol motor along with the new 1.5-litre Diesel, it will be initially launched with the Diesel engine option only. The Nexon will come with both 6-speed Manual and AMT options. Out of these two engine options, the Diesel unit is an all-new motor that will mark its debut on the upcoming compact SUV. The petrol engine, on the other hand, is a turbocharged version of the Tiago’s 1.2-litre mill.

Tata Nexon Spy Images

Tata Nexon Dimensions

Overall Length 3995 mm
Max. Width 1811.4 mm
Overall Height 1607.4 mm
Wheel Base 2498 mm
Wheel Size 17 inch
Fuel Tank capacity 44 Ltrs

Tata Nexon Features

All the Tata products that have been launched in India in recent times boast a very healthy features-list. Expect the Tata Nexon to continue that tradition with features like-

  • Touchscreen infotainment
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth/USB/AUX
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Automatic AC
  • LED DRLs
  • LED tail lamps
  • Projector Headlamps
  • Harman 8 speaker Audio Setup

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Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless Entry and go (expected)
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Touchscreen
Airbags 2

In terms of aesthetics, Tata is likely to offer the Nexon with a dual tone colour scheme, stylish alloys and a black-grey colour scheme for the interiors.

Tata Nexon Review – Exterior Design

Keeping in with the manufacturer’s latest design language, the Nexon concept based compact SUV would have all the design elements of a modern Tata car. These comprise of –  The Humanity Line, Diamond DLO and the Slingshot Line. Designers have also made use of ceramic finish appliques in the front bumper, window line and the at the back. The best part about the design is that it stays true to the concept that was showcased a few years back. Tata has stated that the looks will take precedence and that they will be targeting a younger demographic.

As evident from the spy shots on this page, the design remains largely identical to the concept that was present at the Auto Expo. While most of the bodywork is camouflaged, it is not difficult to figure that this particular example is finished in orange. Even the alloy wheel design remains the same. These shots reiterate Tata’s intentions of ensuring that looks are a big selling point of the Nexon compact SUV.


Tata Nexon Review – Interior Design

The interior is also nearly identical to the ones we saw in the concept. The rear seat space and headroom could be compromised as Tata aims to make a style statement with the Nexon. When launched, the Nexon will be unlike any other compact SUV on sale thanks to its coupe-like silhouette, dual tone colour scheme and the use of ceramic applique all around. The dashboard features a very Audi-like floating touchscreen. Bits like the steering wheel are shared with other Tata products. It would definitely be the car to buy if you want to stand out from the crowd.

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Tata Nexon Engine & Transmission

Details on the upcoming model’s technical specs are scarce, but in all probability, the Nexon compact SUV would feature a 1.2 L, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that would belt out a peak power and torque of around 110 bhp and 170 Nm. This unit will be a turbocharged version of the 1.2 L Revotron engine that will power the upcoming Tiago hatchback. The diesel motor will be a new 1.5-litre unit which will churn out close to 110 bhp. Transmission options will include an AMT. This will make the Nexon the most powerful diesel compact SUV on sale in the country. Expect claimed Tata Nexon mileage to be around 19 kmpl for the Diesel variant.


Tata Nexon Rivals

Tata Nexon will rival fellow compact SUVs such as –

Tata Nexon Video

Check out the Tata Nexon concept in this official video –

Tata Nexon Geneva Edition

Tata Motors, along with the big unveil of their TaMo RACEMO sports cars, also showcased the Nexon Geneva Edition at GIMS 2017. The special edition basically reveals what the production spec Nexon will look like. There aren’t too many changes except for a red paint scheme complemented by red highlights in the cabin.

Unveiling this exciting line-up in Geneva, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “We have always showcased pioneering concepts and innovations every year in Geneva. In line with our commitment of offering customer-centric products that are rich in design and features, we have embarked on a journey to make ourselves future-ready by focusing on changing customer preferences. Denoting the company’s IMPACT design philosophy, the TIGOR and NEXON boasts of best-in-class driving pleasure in their respective segments. We have taken the excitement to the next level this year by showcasing special Geneva Editions of the TIGOR and the NEXON.”

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Tata Nexon Images (Concept)

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Tata Nexon Launch Date, Price in India, Specifications, rRview and all details on the Tata compact SUV. Also, what do you think the Tata Nexon India price should be? Guess the Tata Nexon India price in the comments section below. Do you look forward to the Nexon launch? Watch this space for the Tata Nexon Test Drive Review

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