Tata Nexon – More Details Emerge!

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We have already reported in great detail about the upcoming compact SUV from Tata. The Tata Nexon launch date is likely to fall in August this year and prices could start at roughly ₹ 6.5 lakh. The Nexon will launch with two engine variants – a 1.2-litre Turbo Petrol and a 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel. While it was being said that the Nexon will initially launch with the Diesel engine only, the manufacturer has now revealed that both the petrol and Diesel engines will offered right from the launch. Bot the engines will be available with 6-speed Manual and AMT transmissions. Tata Motors will soon conduct media test drives and you can safely watch this space for our detailed test drive review. tata nexon launch dateAlso See – Upcoming SUVs in India | Upcoming Tata Cars in India

The Nexon made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016. It even made it to the Geneva Motor Show, where the new compact SUV was put on display in a near-production guise. The Nexon compact SUV will finally launch at next month and will go on to rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecospost.

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.

The Nexon wlll come with a 1.2-litre Turbo Petrol motor and a new 1.5-litre Diesel engine. This compact SUV will offer 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 Launch Date

Tata Nexon Launch Date August 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. Our guess is that the new Tata compact SUV will launch by end of August, 2018.

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The Nexon will be available with both Petrol and Diesel engine options. 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.

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

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Seen in the image Mr. Guenter Butschek – CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors and Mr. Mayank Pareek – President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors

Tata Motors flagged-off the first batch of its much awaited SUV, the Tata NEXON from its Ranjangaon facility. The NEXON is the Company’s fourth car in the new generation of passenger vehicles under the IMPACT design philosophy, targeting a new segment altogether.

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.

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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.

Also See – Tata Tiago Aktiv

Tata Nexon Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Turbo Petrol 1.5 L Turbo Diesel
Power 108 BHP @ 5,000 RPM 108 BHP @ 3,750 RPM
Torque 170 Nm @ 2,000-4,000 RPM 260 Nm @ 1,500- 2,750 RPM
Transmission (Gearbox) 6 speed manual/AMT 6 speed manual/AMT
Mileage 19 kpl 24 kpl
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space NA

Like we’ve been saying, the Nexon will launch with both Petrol and Diesel engine options. It may be noted here that the segment-leader Vitara Brezza is available with a Diesel engine only. Availability of a Petrol engine will surely help Tata Motors to have a slightly wider appeal. Both the Diesel and Petrol engines will offer 6-speed Manual and AMT options. The Diesel engine for the new Tata compact SUV is an all-new motor that will also power other cars in future. The petrol option, on the other hand, is a turbocharged unit. Not to be confused with the Zest’s 1.2-litre Turbo engine, the upcoming petrol engine for the Nexon is based on the Tiago’s 1.2-litre mill.

The fact that the Diesel engine will be available with both Manual and Automatic transmissions should help the new Tata compact SUV have a distinct appeal. With the slight shift towards automatics, there are many prospective compact SUV buyers who’ve been waiting for automatic option for Diesel-powered models. Not it looks like the Tiago will attract such buyers.

Also See – Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport | Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza | Tata Nexon vs Honda BRV | Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV

Tata Nexon Spy Images

Here are some spy images of a test mule of the Tata Nexon. The compact SUV was testing by one of our dear readers from Pune. He goes on to state that this Nexon test mule, in spite of the heavy camouflage, clearly displayed a dynamic stance. We’ve always felt this compact SUV could become the most handsome sub-4 metre SUV ever. With the launch just a couple of months away, we just can’t wait to see this car on road!

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

Tata Motors has released details on the features of the new Tata Nexon compact SUV. Among the highlights of the new compact SUV’s features list are the various driving model the car offers. The driver can toggle between these modes using the Multi Drive Mode selector. It’s basically a rotary control that has been positioned close to the gear lever. The car offer three driving modes – Eco, City, Sport.

Tata Nexon Dashboard Touchscreen

Also, the Nexon comes with a floating-type touchscreen interface for the infotainment unit. This 6.5-inch touchscreen can be used to control the Harman-sourced infotainment unit. We are might impressed with the Hexa’s audio setup. Now, it seems like even the Nexon will offers a similarly rich aural experience. The infotainment unit supports Android Auto. Apple CarPlay will be offered at a slightly later stage. With this, the Nexon will become the second compact SUV, after the Vitara Brezza, to offer advanced connectivity options with a touchscreen interface.

Tata Nexon Features

The Tata Nexon will offer 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
ABS Yes

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.

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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.

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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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