Tata Nexon test mule spotted in Pune

Tata Nexon test mule spotted in Pune

The yet to be launched Nexon compact SUV from Tata Motors has been one of the hottest topic for discussion in the automotive world. The vehicle has been spotted on test on numerous occasions indicating that the company wants to thoroughly test its vehicle under all conditions. This time around, the vehicle has been spotted once again on-test in Pune.

The latest test mule is likely to be top-spec version as it gets five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels in silver finish unlike the older test mules which were seen with steel rims. The fresh image also indicates on the a dash of chrome being offered on door sills to give it a stylish appeal. The vehicle also gets plastic cladding on the side and wheel arches which flow all the way to rear under the bumper for a sporty look. The compact SUV gets a floating roofline which uplifts the rear section. The small rear window with blackened corners enhances its overall appeal.

The vehicle will get LED taillamps, though the front is not visible for now, as seen in older spyshots it will get projector headlamps with DRLs. Based on next-gen ‘Impact Design’ philosophy one of the striking exterior features will be the ‘chrome humanity line’ on the upper grille. The fresh design will help the company move away from its conventional designs and position the product as a strong competitor against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra TUV300.

Under the hood, we expect to see a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel mill. The engines will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission and offer three drive modes.  Tata’s compact SUV is likely to be launched by second half of 2017. On the pricing aspect, the vehicle might be priced between Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 9.0 lakh. More details about the vehicle will be known at a later date.