The highly awaited Tata Nexon has been launched in the country and and is the newest entrant to the feisty subcompact SUV segment. It is a first product from Tata Motors in the sub 4-metre SUV space and the automaker has kept prices aggressive. Prices for the new Nexon start at ₹ 5.85 lakh going up to ₹ 8.60 lakh for the petrol; and ₹ 6.85 lakh up to ₹ 9.45 lakh (all-prices, ex-showroom Delhi) on the diesel powered versions. The Tata Nexon is being manufactured at the Ranjangaon plant, near Pune, where the Jeep Compass is also made. Bookings have already commenced across all Tata Motors showrooms, which the company has called “encouraging”. Deliveries, on the other hand, commence from today across the country.
Tata Nexon Variants Petrol Diesel
XE ₹ 5,85,000 ₹ 6,85,000
XM ₹ 6,49,900 ₹ 7,39,900
XT ₹ 7,29,900 ₹ 8,14,900
XZ+ ₹ 8,44,900 ₹ 9,29,900
XZ+ Dual Roof ₹ 8,59,900 ₹ 9,44,900
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Tata Nexon Engine Specifications:
Specifications Petrol Diesel
Displacement 1198 cc 1497 cc
Max Power 108 bhp @ 5000 rpm 108 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Peak Torque 170 Nm @ 1750-4000 rpm 260 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm
Transmission 6-speed MT 6-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency 17 kmpl 21.5 kmpl
The Tata Nexon is built on the same Impact design philosophy as Tata’s recent line-up of cars and thus comes with a very intricate styling and exterior features. Projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED taillamps are on offer along with a unique dash top HD infotainment display and a multi-driving mode system. The new Nexon is available in four trims – XE, XM, XT, and XZ+, while there are five colours on offer, namely – Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Seattle Silver, Glasgow Grey and Calgary White. Tata is also offering a dual-tone option on the XZ+ trim with a gloss black finished roof.
The Nexon gets a 6.5-inch HD screen with a brand new user interface. The infotainment unit also gets android auto and apple car play, something that is expected of a car in this price range. You also get the 8 speakers Harman audio setup. The dashboard is two-tone with a black upper half and beige lower half with a large central plastic slab in the middle. This slab is painted in an almost liquid metal shade that also carries on to the steering wheel and the door panels tying up the design well. The central console that surrounds the audio and the climate control knobs are all finished in gloss black.
The Nexon comes with height adjustment for both the steering wheel and the driver’s seat. Sadly though, there is no leather interior option, even on the top of the line variant. You get a pair of individually adjustable rear AC vents and a flip down central console too along with a get a high mounted 12-volt charging port to add to the convenience in the rear seat.
Tata Nexon Dimensions:
Tata Nexon Dimensions
Length 3994 mm
Width 1811 mm
Height 1607 mm
Wheelbase 2498 mm
Under the hood, Tata Nexon features a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged Revotron petrol motor, and a newly-developed 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, joining the Revotorq family. The petrol unit is, in fact, a turbocharged version of the one found on the Tiago and Tigor, and is tuned to belt out 108 bhp at 5000 rpm and 170 Nm of peak torque between 2000-4000 rpm. Whereas, the new 1.5-litre diesel motor makes 108 bhp at 3750 rpm and 260 Nm of torque between 1500-2750 rpm. Initially, the car will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.
The Tata Nexon will go up against the likes of segment leaders Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, along with other players like Mahindra TUV300 and even the Honda WR-V.