Tata Nexon Compact SUV Launch in Mid-2017 [Images and Details]

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Tata Motors‘ new car offensive is far from over and after launching the Bolt and the Zest, it is readying at least three more new models for near future. While enough has already been reported about the Tata Hexa, not much has been known about the upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport adversary from Tata. The Tata Nexon compact SUV will spearhead Tata Motors’ charge in the fast heating compact SUV market. Tata is expected to launch the Nexon around the third quarter of 2017 at a starting price of roughly Rs 7.00 lakh (ex showroom). Here we have compiled all the available details on the Tata Nexon Price in India and launch details, price, specifications, etc.

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Powering the Nexon petrol and Diesel engines that will offer a good mix of power and fuel mileage. The petrol models of the Nexon will come with turbocharged version of the Tiago’s 1.2 L unit.The Diesel models, on the other hand, will boast a new 1.5 L engine. The Nexon’s design is based on the company’s latest design language. Akin to all modern Tata cars, the Nexon’s design will have – The Humanity Line, Diamond DLO and the Slingshot Line.

Tata Nexon Launch Date

Tata Nexon Launch Date Mid 2017

The new compact SUV from Tata is still many months away from us with the Tata Nexon India launch expected to happen in mid-2017. Only then will the manufacturer reveal the Tata Nexon price. The Nexon was released in almost production form at the Auto Expo in February. Tata Motors and its products have come to be associated with the taxi market, an issue the manufacturer desperately needs to address. They have been successful in doing so with the Zest and Tiago to some extent and new products such as the Nexon and Hexa should really help. Stay tuned to remain updated on Tata Nexon launch details.

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Test mules have of the upcoming Nexon have been doing the rounds for a while now. Recently, a test mule finished in Orange paint shade was spotted on public roads. Previously, a top-spec Nexon was spotted in the wild in Cherry Red colour and alloys identical to the ones we saw at the Auto Expo.

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

Tata Nexon Price in India

Tata Nexon Price List (Expected Ex-Showroom)

Variantt Price
Petrol Base Model 6.5 Lakhs
Petrol Top Model 9.5 Lakhs
Diesel Base Model 7.5 Lakhs
Diesel Top Model 10.5 Lakhs

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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 Mileage

Highway  21 KMPL
Overall  19 KMPL

Nexon will have an expected mileage of 18-19 KMPL. ARAI figures could go as high as 23 KMPL for the diesel version.

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

Based on our estimates, this is what the Tata Nexon specifications sheet could look like. It will feature both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants will receive a turbocharged version of the Tiago’s 1.2 L unit. While the diesel variants will get a new 1.5 L engine.

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
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 Exterior Design Review

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 Interior Design Review

The interiors could borrow heavily from the Tiago. 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 Images

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Tata Nexon Price in India, launch date, specifications, review 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?

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24 COMMENTS

  1. If Tata Motors wants increase the market share, than launch this three products early. Tiago, Nexon and kite 5.

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  3. SUV and compact SUV’S Heating the Indian car market, but not a single model participate by Tata Motors. Big mistakes for this company.

  4. i am a suzuki fan , i was so impress by NEXON will get it but i heard the TATA fear is high maintenance should any one help me out of fear.

  5. […] Tata will be entering the compact SUV fray with a model based on the Nexon concept. As evident from the model showcased at the Auto Expo, the company is said to be concentrating heavily on the looks of the vehicle which they hope will help them in luring buyers away from the competition. Some even say it could take styling cues from the Range Rover Evoque! Both petrol and diesel engine options will be offered along with manual and AMT gearboxes. (Read More. . . ) […]

  6. […] Next up in our list of Upcoming SUV Cars in India below 10 lakhs is Tata’s much awaited compact SUV, which is expected to reach showrooms early next year. Showcased at the Auto Expo, the Nexon managed to turn a lot of heads thanks to its striking design and SUV-Coupe like stance. The Tata Nexon will compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport and will be powered by a new set of petrol and diesel engines. Read more . . . […]

  7. […] Tata is working on a compact SUV called Nexon that was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo. The new range of products by Tata have been well received and are being appreciated for the high levels of quality and equipment. The compact SUV is likely to follow in the footsteps of the Tiago and the Zest and get eye-catching styling and decent levels of equipment. Engine and transmission options, such as the AMT, could also be carried over from the Zest sedan. (Read More. . .) […]

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