Also See – Nexon Test Drive Review
Bookings for the Tata Nexon have been open since September 11, 2017 for a refundable amount of Rs 11,000. 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 goes on to rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport.
The new compact SUV from Tata rivals the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Nexon offers segment-leading features and a really attractive design. With its launch, the Nexon becomes the most handsome sub-4-metre SUV around. The Nexon’s design is characterized by the Humanity Line, Diamond DLO and the Slingshot Line.
Tata Nexon Test Drive Review Video
The Nexon comes 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 turbo version of the Tiago’s 1.2-litre mill.
The Nexon is 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.
Tata Nexon Price in India
|Minimum Price||₹ 5.85 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||₹ 9.45 Lakh|
The Nexon has been launched at really attractive prices. These prices are introductory and will see a marginal increase in coming days. Currently, prices of the new model start at ₹ 5.85 lakh. The top-end model, which has the new 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel engine and dual tone paint job, costs ₹ 9.5 lakh. The Nexon is pitted against the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. It will become the smallest SUV in the product portfolio of Tata Motors.
Currently, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport retail for about INR 7-10 lakhs for the diesel variants.The base petrol model of the EcoSport has an ex-showroom price of Rs 7.10 lakh. The Nexon, in comparison, is almost a steal! Its price range starts from Rs 5.85 lakh and goes all the way till Rs 9.45 lakh. Tata has been aggressive with the pricing of most of its new products. Things get even better with the prices of the Nexon, which comes with a very aggressive introductory price. Here is the full price list-
|Tata Nexon models||Petrol||Diesel|
|XE||5.85 Lakh||6.85 Lakh|
|XM||6.50 Lakh||7.40 Lakh|
|XT||7.30 Lakh||8.15 Lakh|
|XZ+||8.50 Lakh||9.30 Lakh|
|XZ+ with dual tone||8.60 Lakh||9.45 Lakh|
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||6 speed manual|
|Mileage||19 kpl||24 kpl|
|Wheel Type and Size||16” Alloys|
The new Tata Nexon compact SUV has gone on sale 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 offer 6-speed Manual transmissions. An AMT option will launch in a few months. 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 new petrol engine for the Nexon is based on the Tiago’s 1.2-litre mill.
The fact that the Diesel engine will finally 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 an automatic option for Diesel-powered models. Not it looks like the Tiago will attract such buyers.
Tata Nexon Mileage
The Nexon has an ARAI-tested mileage of 17 KMPL for the petrol and 21.5 KMPL for the Diesel. While these are far from segment-leading figures, let’s not forget that both the engines offer a really high power output. Keeping this in mind, these average mileage figures are pretty good.
Tata Nexon Dimensions
|Overall Length||3994 mm|
|Max. Width||1811 mm|
|Overall Height||1607 mm|
|Wheel Base||2498 mm|
|Ground Clearance||209 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||44 Ltrs|
Tata Nexon Features
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.
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. Safety features like ABS and Airbags are standard across all trims.
The Tata Nexon also offers many othe, such as-
- Touchscreen infotainment
- 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|
In terms of aesthetics, Tata is offering 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 compact SUVhas 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 images 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 Colours
- Moroccan Blue
- Vermont Red
- Glassgow Grey
- Calgary White
- Seattle Silver
The new car has gone on sale in five colours. The paint options for the Nexon include shades of Blue, Red, Grey, White, and Silver.
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 is decent in spite of the coupe-ish roofline. 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 come from other Tata products. It would definitely be the car to buy if you want to stand out from the crowd.
Tata Nexon Engine & Transmission
The Nexon compact SUV features a 1.2 L, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that belts out a peak power and torque of around 108 BHP and 170 Nm. This unit is basically a turbo version of the 1.2 L Revotron engine that powers the Tiago hatchback. The diesel motor is an entirely new 1.5-litre unit that also outputs 110 BHp but a peak torque of 260 Nm. Currently, both the engines come with a 6-speed manual transmission. However, AMT automatic variants should follow in a few months. The Nexon becomes the the most powerful diesel compact SUV on sale in the country. Claimed Tata Nexon mileage is around 17 kmpl for the Petrol and 21.5 kmpl for the Diesel variant.
Tata Nexon Rivals
Tata Nexon rivals models like –
- Maruti Vitara Brezza
- Ford EcoSport
- Mahindra NuvoSport
- Mahindra TUV300
- Fiat Avventura
- Fiat Avventura Urban Cross
- Honda WRV
Tata Nexon Variant-wise Features
Tata Nexon Video
Check out the Tata Nexon concept in this official video –
Tata Nexon Geneva Edition
Tata Motors, along with the big unveiling 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 and red highlights in the interior.
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.”
Tata Nexon Images (Concept)
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- Editor Rating
- Rated 4 stars
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