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    Which 2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant Is Most Value For Money? Variant Comparison

    by V3Cars Team on Thursday, Dec 05 2019

    If you are considering buying the 2019 Tata Nexon with BS4 diesel engine, then this definitive guide is all you need to buy the most value for money variant of the Nexon. Let’s begin by, first, let’s look at the prices of all the variants.

    2019 Tata Nexon

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel 

     

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant - Prices

    The 2019 Nexon diesel prices start at Rs. 7.59 lakh and it goes up to Rs. 10.19 lakh if you want a manual transmission. For automatic transmission, the prices start Rs. 9.04 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

    TATA NEXON DIESEL PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | Dec. 2019

     

    XE

    XM

    KRAZ

    XT Plus

    XZ

    XZ Plus

    1.2L PETROL MANUAL

    Rs. 6,58,000

    Rs. 7,48,500

    Rs. 7,57,702

    Rs. 8,17,003

    Rs. 8,56,745

    Rs. 9,38,905

    1.2L PETROL AUTOMATIC

    -

    Rs. 8,08,706

    Rs. 8,17,703

    -

    -

    Rs. 9,99,105

    1.5L Diesel MANUAL

    Rs. 7,59,245

    Rs. 8,34,207

    Rs. 848,205

    Rs. 8,97,002

    Rs. 9,49,630

    Rs. 10,19,217

    1.5L DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    -

    Rs. 9,04,207

    Rs. 9,18,205

    -

    -

    Rs. 10,89,417

     

    Tata Nexon Diesel Variant - Engine Specs

    The Tata Nexon’s 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine makes 110PS of power and 260Nm of torque. These figures put it near the top of the list falling only behind the Mahindra XUV300. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT automatic - again, on par with the XUV300. While its power and torque figures are hovering close to the top of the segment, its fuel efficiency figures are almost at the bottom - second only to the XUV300.

    2019 TATA NEXON BS4 DIESEL VS COMPETITION

    ENGINE SPECS

     

    Tata Nexon

    Ford EcoSport

    Hyundai Venue

    Maruti Vitara Brezza

    Mahindra XUV300

    Honda WR-V

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    1.4-litre

    1.25-litre

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Power

    110PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    116.6PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    Torque

    260Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    205Nm @ 1750-3250rpm

    220Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-Speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed AMT

    -

    -

    5-speed AMT

    6-speed AMT

    -

    Claimed FE

    21.5kmpl

    23.0kmpl

    23.7kmpl

    24.3kmpl

    20.0kmpl

    25.5kmpl

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant - Dimension Comparison

    In terms of dimensions, the Nexon is again the second widest in its class. Its boot space is comparable with the segment leader WR-V.

    2019 Tata Nexon Exterior

    It has the shortest wheelbase in the segment but it makes up for with the best-in-class ground clearance. Combine those two attributes and you have a sub-compact SUV that can go over obstacles that its competitors can only dream of.

    A high ground clearance makes it easy to go over tall speed breakers. A shorter wheelbase improves the break-over angle further and makes it better prepared to handle the abuse Indian roads throw at us every day. This characteristic of the Nexon is the polar opposite of the XUV300, which has the longest wheelbase and the lowest ground clearance.

    Also Read - Tata Nexon Petrol Variants Comparison

    2019 TATA NEXON VS COMPETITION

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Tata Nexon

    Ford EcoSport

    Hyundai Venue

    Maruti Vitara Brezza

    Mahindra XUV300

    Honda WR-V

    Length

    3994mm

    3998mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3999mm

    Width

    1811mm

    1765mm

    1770mm

    1790mm

    1821mm

    1734mm

    Height

    1607mm

    1647mm

    1605mm

    1640mm

    1627mm

    1601mm

    Wheelbase

    2498mm

    2519mm

    2500mm

    2500mm

    2600mm

    2555mm

    Ground Clearance

    209mm

    200mm

    190mm (est)

    198mm

    180mm

    188mm

    Boot Space

    350 litres

    352 litres

    350 litres

    328 litres

    257 litres

    363 litres

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XE Variant - Top Recommended

    The well-priced base XE variant of the Tata Nexon gets the standard suite of safety kit like 2 front airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors along with ISOFIX child seat anchors, multiple driving modes, front power windows, tilt steering, body-coloured bumpers and door cladding. This is our top recommended variant because it has the best-in-class ground clearance, a powerful diesel engine and multiple driving modes - all for the lowest price in the segment. Just add an aftermarket music system, some wheel covers and a day/night inside mirror and you’re good to go. That is if you have a hard time paying way too much for things you need.

    Why the other variants aren’t as highly recommended as XE? Read on to find out.

    TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XE VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 7,59,245 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    Multi Drive Modes -

    Eco/City/Sport

    Cup holder in center console

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    ABS With EBD

    Front Power Windows

    1-litre bottle holder in all doors

    Door Side Body Cladding

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Tilt-adjustable Steering

    Umbrella holders in front doors

    LED Tail lamp

    Seat Belt Reminder

    MID

    Flat-folding Rear Seat

    Three-tone Interior

    ISOFIX

    Manual AC

       

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XM Variant - Not Recommended

    The XM variant adds Rs. 75,000 to the price tag and that gets you a Harman 4-speaker music system with Bluetooth and USB, steering-mounted controls, rear power windows, electrically-adjustable outside mirrors, remote central locking and wheel covers.

    2019 Tata Nexon Interior

    We do not think these features should cost Rs. 75,000. You are probably better off accessorizing the XE variant and saving some cash on the side instead of upgrading to the XM variant.

    TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE

    Rs. 8,34,307 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Infotainment System by Harman with 4 Speakers (not touchscreen)

    Rear Power Windows

    Wheel Covers

    Steering Mounted Audio, Calling & Voice Controls

    Electrically-adjustable outside mirrors

     

    Bluetooth and USB Connectivity

    USB Charger

     

    Antenna

    12V Power Socket (Front)

     
     

    Remote Central Locking

     

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XMA (Automatic) Variant - Buy Only If You Want Nexon Diesel Automatic

    The Nexon’s diesel engine is only available with the automatic in certain variants. XM is one of those and the price difference is massive for an AMT. The XM automatic is Rs. 70,000 more expensive than the XM manual. Rs. 50 - 60,000 price premium is pretty much the norm for AMT automatics and the Nexon automatic is a fair bit more expensive than that. Not to mention, it’s already available with a variant that’s overpriced considering the features it offers over XE.

    2019 Tata Nexon Exterior

    Similar is the story with the Kraz automatic. Go for it only if you can’t resist that black body with orange bits sprinkled on it. They’re not offering as much value as the XE variant.

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Kraz Variant - Not Recommended

    The Nexon Kraz is based on the XM and is Rs. 14,000 more expensive. For that price, you get black body colour, dual-tone roof, orange accents in wheel covers, front grille, seat covers and AC vents, orange outside mirrors and glossy black dashboard. Go for it if you want the Nexon in the black shade since black colour is exclusively available with the Kraz variant and you can’t get it with any other variant.

    TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | KRAZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XM

    Rs. 8,48,205 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

    Style

    Exterior

    Interior

    Tromso Black Body Colour

    Piano black dashboard

    Dual Tone roof

    Air vents surround accents

    Wheel Covers with Tangerine accents

    Steering wheel accents - Piano black 

    Front grill Tangerine inserts

    Gear shift lever accents - Piano black

    ORVM- Tangerine colour

    Contrast seat stitching - Tangerine coloured 

    Limited edition badging on the tailgate

     

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XT Plus Variant - Not Recommended

    The 2019 Nexon diesel XT Plus variant is about another Rs. 63,000 dearer over the XM variant. The additional features include projector headlamps, fog lamps, 4 extra speakers, rear AC vents, electrically-foldable outside mirrors, cooled and illuminated glove box, LED DRLs and body-coloured door handles and outside mirrors.

    In our opinion, these features are worth about Rs. 35 - 40,000. Our estimation puts it nowhere near the Rs. 63,000 asking price Tata has put on it. Not to mention, this variant has to also pick up the slack of the XM variant, which itself is grossly overpriced. Adding up the features of the XM and XT Plus variant just doesn’t seem worth Rs. 1.38 lakh (the price difference between XE and XT Plus).

    So, it’s very, very difficult for us to recommend this variant to the value-conscious buyers. 

    TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XT Plus VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XM

    Rs. 8,97,002 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Projector Headlamps

    4 Extra speakers

    Rear AC Vents

    LED DRLs

    Front Fog lamps with cornering assistance

     

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Roof Rails

       

    Electrically-foldable ORVMs

    Body Coloured Door Handles & outside mirrors

       

    Cooled & illuminated glovebox

     
       

    Rear Parcel Shelf

     

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XZ Variant - Not Recommended

    At Rs. 9.5 lakh, the XZ variant of the 2019 Tata Nexon is another Rs. 53,000 or so more expensive than the XT Plus variant. That brings the total to about Rs. 1.9 lakh compared to the XE variant.

    2019 Tata Nexon Front Exterior

    The XZ trim adds a 7-inch touchscreen music system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay - something you can get from the aftermarket for well under Rs. 25,000. It gets a day/night inside mirror - a feature that should be standard on all variants of the Nexon but is sadly reserved for only the top two variants. Thankfully, it’s an easy, affordable and a must-have upgrade, which should cost you about Rs. 1,000. The XZ gets a reverse parking camera, which you can add to the XE variant for no more than Rs. 5,000.

    If the features XZ offers over the base XE variant seem like they’re worth even Rs. 1.5 lakh, we would’ve recommended this variant. But, it just doesn’t add up. So, you’re better off skipping this variant as well.

    TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XT Plus

    Rs. 9,49,630 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

    Safety

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Reverse parking camera

    7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harmon-Kardon 

    Voice Alerts: door ajar, seatbelt, low fuel reminder, etc.

    Shark fin antenna

    Day/Night IRVM

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Height Adjustable front seatbelt

     
     

    Text Message Read Out & reply

    Fast Charging USB

     
     

    Voice Command Recognition- Phone Media & Navigation

       
     

    Voice Commands for Climate Control

       

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XZ Plus Variant - Not Recommended

    The Nexon diesel XZ Plus is another Rs. 70,000 more expensive at Rs. 10.19 lakh. For that sum, you’re getting rear defogger, front and rear armrest, 60-40 split rear seats, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic AC, dual-tone roof and 16-inch alloy wheels.

    While it does somewhat justify the Rs. 70,000 price jump over the XZ variant, it doesn’t even come close to making up for the big price gaps created by the lower XM, XT Plus and XZ variants. It’s another variant of the Nexon diesel that we can’t recommend as it doesn’t offer great value.

    TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XZ Plus VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XZ

    Rs. 10,19,217 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Defogger

    Center Console With Front Sliding Armrest 

    Dual-tone Roof Option

     

    Rear Armrest With Cup Holders

    16-inch Alloy wheels

     

    Rear 60:40 Split Seats

     
     

    Automatic AC

     
     

    Keyless Entry With Push Start/Stop button

     
     

    Rear 12V Power Socket

     

     

    2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XZA Plus (Automatic) Variant - Not Recommended

    Just like the Nexon XMA, the XZA also adds about Rs. 70,000 over the comparable XZ manual variant and costs Rs. 10.9 lakh. It’s another grossly overpriced piece of kit on offer. Since this is the only other automatic variant, if you want your Nexon diesel automatic to have some creature comfort features, we’d say you should take it. But know that it’s far from great value.

    Which Tata Nexon Diesel Variant is Best?

    This variant breakdown clears things a lot for all of us. The Nexon has a very attractive starting price tag and a few unique features too. But once you start climbing up the variant ladder to reasonably equip your Nexon, the price jumps become unjustifiably bigger.

    2019 Tata Nexon

    The Nexon’s notable strengths are available in all variants right from the base XE trim. It has the best ground clearance, a powerful engine and multiple driving modes. Since you’re getting these even in the XE variant, it makes more financial sense to just get the XE variant. Then you can customize and equip it with features to suit your needs and wants and save a lot of cash in the process.

    If you want an automatic transmission, then there’s no easy way to sugarcoat it. You just have to swallow that bitter 1.45 lakh rupee pill and get the XMA variant.

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    XE Manual

    Rs. 7,59,245

    Top recommended variant

    XM Manual

    Rs. 8,34,207

    Not recommended

    XMA Auto

    Rs. 9,04,207

    Most affordable variant with AMT

    KRAZ Manual

    Rs. 8,48,205

    Not recommended

    KRAZ Auto

    Rs. 9,18,205

    Not recommended

    XT Plus Manual

    Rs. 8,97,002

    Recommended for buyers who want a more feature-rich Nexon than XE

    XZ Manual

    Rs. 9,49,630

    Not recommended

    XZ Plus Manual

    Rs. 10,19,217

    Not recommended

    XZA Plus Auto

    Rs. 10,89,417

    The only other regular variant with AMT


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