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    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Aug 05 2020

    Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Tata Nexon facelift diesel is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Nexon facelift's diesel variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift with its competitors and other diesel B2-segment SUVs like Honda WR-V, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue.

     

    2020 Tata Nexon

    Note: This article includes the prices of the Nexon updated in August 2020.

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel?

    The pros or advantages of Nexon facelift diesel 2020 are:

    • Healthy torque output and satisfactory mileage from the 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine.
    • A fairly wide and tall body gives it a great road presence.
    • Best-in-class ground clearance of 209mm.
    • Best-in-class safety feature and 5-star Global NCAP rating - including for the base variant, which gets all of the critical safety equipment.
    • The XE variant doesn’t look like a base variant from the outside (gets the same headlamps and tail lamp cluster as higher variants).
    • The option of manual and AMT automatic transmissions with the diesel engine.
    • Gets a respectable number of features for its class.

    The Tata Nexon facelift diesel 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • At Rs. 1.35 - 1.45 lakh price jump over the petrol model, the diesel engine is overpriced even for a BS6 car. Hyundai Venue’s turbo petrol and turbo diesel models have around Rs. 50,000 price difference.
    • Expensive, non-VFM XM and XZ variants.
    • It gets a non-standard music system slot. So, you can’t easily add a music system in the XE variant.
    • 6-month service interval is too short. It gives the dealer a chance to upsell at every service visit and will eventually end up costing more than other cars in the segment. 10,000km/1 year is the industry standard.

    Also Read: 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    What Is The Price Of The 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel?

    The 2020 Nexon facelift is available with a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission. The manual transmission is available in 6 variants - XE, XM, XZ, XZ Plus, XZ Plus (S) and XZ Plus (O). Their prices start at Rs. 8.45 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.9 lakh.

    The Nexon diesel automatic is available in 4 variants - XM, XZ Plus, XZ Plus (S) and XZ Plus (O) - with prices ranging from Rs. 9.8 lakh to Rs. 12.0 lakh.

    The top three variants also have the option of a dual-tone exterior colour option for an additional sum of Rs. 20,000. It’s somewhat acceptable but we’d still suggest you consider an aftermarket option if you can. It could cost you less than Rs. 20,000 and you will also save some cash on the registration fee, which is calculated on top of the ex-showroom price.

    TATA NEXON PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | AUGUST 2020

     

    1.2L Petrol Manual

    1.2L Petrol Automatic

    1.5L Diesel

    Manual

    1.5L Diesel Automatic

    XE

    ₹6,99,900

    -

    ₹8,45,000

    -

    XM

    ₹7,84,500

    ₹8,44,500

    ₹9,20,000

    ₹9,80,000

    XZ

    ₹8,84,500

    -

    ₹10,20,000

    -

    XZ+

    ₹9,64,500

    ₹10,44,500

    ₹11,00,000

    ₹11,60,000

    XZ+ (S)

    ₹10,24,500

    ₹10,84,500

    ₹11,60,000

    ₹12,20,000

    XZ+ (O)

    ₹10,54,500

    ₹11,14,500

    ₹11,90,000

    ₹12,50,000

    The Nexon diesel variants carry a premium of Rs. 1.5 lakh over the petrol models. This gap would have been somewhat acceptable if the petrol engine was small and without a turbo and intercooler. But when the petrol engine is also turbocharged, there’s not enough additional hardware to add to the cost of a diesel engine and it should cost less.

    Take the Hyundai Venue as an example. The Venue’s comparable variants with turbo petrol manual and turbo diesel manual have a price gap ranging from Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 56,000. A reasonable asking price. The price gap swells to Rs. 1.41 - 1.62 lakh when you compare the 1.2-litre normal petrol engine and 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine. Besides a higher mileage figure, in this case, there’s also a significant performance advantage in favour of the diesel engine, which greatly offsets the higher asking price.

    The Nexon’s diesel automatic variants carry a premium of Rs. 60,000 over the manual models. It’s higher than expected but still reasonable considering that some diesel AMT models also get the wearable key feature.

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel XE Variant - Standard Features

    The base, XE variant of the 2020 Nexon diesel costs Rs. 8.45 lakh (ex-showroom). The standard features of this variant are:

    • 2 Front Airbags
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Multi Drive Modes - Eco/City/Sport
    • LED DRLs
    • ABS
    • Traction Control
    • Front Power Windows
    • LED Tail Lamp
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tilt-adjustable Steering
    • Umbrella Holder in Front Doors
    • Body Coloured Bumpers
    • Seat Belt Reminder
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Digital Instrument Cluster
    • Flat-folding Rear Seat
    • Black ORVM w/ Turn Indicator
    • Manual AC
    • Door Side Body Cladding
    • ISOFIX
    • Halogen Projector Headlamps
    • Flat-bottom Steering
    • Black Door Handles

    The base variant skips all the functional features in favour of safety kit. It even wins in the style department as the base variant also gets projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, all of which take the style quotient to the next level for a base variant. No other base variant in the segment offers this many safety and style features.

    If you find the Rs. 1.5 lakh price difference for the diesel engine acceptable, then the Nexon XE diesel is worth considering for the safety and style features. However, we’d not recommend it to most buyers as it doesn't have enough functional features to offer a decent ownership experience. Some of the features you might miss in the XE are:

    • Remote central locking
    • Rear camera
    • Music system
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Rear power windows

    The XE variant is certainly worth buying but only for those who can’t stretch their budget further. Moreover, it’s worth noting that it doesn’t have a standard music system slot. So, you can only install a custom made music system in this car, which will cost a bit more and is not as easy to source.

    TATA NEXON | XE VARIANT FEATURES

    ₹ 8,45,000 (DIESEL MT)| EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    Electronic Stability Control

    Multi Drive Modes -

    Eco/City/Sport

    Cup & Can Holder on Center Console

    Tri- Arrow Signature LED Tail Lamp

    Driver Seat Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Electronic Brake Pre-Fill

    Front Power Windows

    1L Bottle Holder in all Doors

    Floating Roof w/ black A-pillar & C-Pillar

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Roll-over Mitigation

    Tilt-adjustable Steering

    Umbrella Holder in Front Doors

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Seat Belt Reminder

    Hill Hold Control

    Digital Instrument Cluster

    Flat-folding Rear Seat

    Waistline & Rear in Contrast Colour

    High-Speed Alert

    Traction Control

    Manual AC

     

    Flat-bottom Steering

    ABS w/ EBD

    Brake Disc Wiping

       

    Door Side Body Cladding

    ISOFIX

    Projector Headlamps

       

    Black ORVM w/ Turn Indicator

           

    LED DRLs

           

    Black Door Handles

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel XE vs XM

    The XM variant of the Tata Nexon facelift costs Rs. 9.2 lakh, which is 75,000 more than the XE. For this additional price, you get the following notable features:

    • Music system
    • 4 speakers
    • Rear power windows
    • Power adjustable and folding mirrors
    • Wheel covers
    • Roof rails
    • Remote central locking

    The asking price is too high considering the additional features. So, we’d rather suggest you consider one of the higher variants or buy the XE variant and accessorize as per your needs. The XM variant of the Nexon diesel is not a value for money option and not worth buying.

    The XM is the most affordable variant with an automatic transmission. The Nexon diesel XMA automatic costs Rs. 9.8 lakh - Rs. 60,000 more than the XM manual.

    Since this is the most affordable option they have, the XM diesel automatic variant is worth buying. It also gets some of the must-have features. Unfortunately, the automatic is not available in the XZ variant, so the price jump will be higher for the XZ Plus.

    TATA NEXON | XM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE

    ₹ 9,20,000 (DIESEL MT) | ₹9,80,000 (DIESEL AMT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Audio System by Harman

    Rear Power Windows

    Wheel Covers

    Bluetooth Connectivity

    Electrically Adjustable & Auto Folding ORVM

    Roof Rails

    4 Speakers

    Remote Central Locking

    Antenna

     

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

     

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel XM vs XZ

    The XZ variant of the Nexon costs Rs. 10.2 lakh, which is Rs. 1.0 lakh more than the XM. for the additional sum, you get the following notable features:

    • Reverse Parking Camera
    • 7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System by Harman with 8 Speakers
    • Cooled Glovebox
    • Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Assistance
    • Android Auto
    • Apple CarPlay
    • Fast USB Charger
    • Steering Mounted Controls
    • Rear AC Vents
    • Shark Fin Antenna
    • Voice Alerts - Low Fuel, Door Open, etc.

    The asking price for the XZ variant is too high and this variant is also more than Rs. 10 lakh. So, the on-road price will be much higher than Rs. 1.0 lakh. The XZ diesel variant is not worth buying. You should either get the XE variant and accessorize to your taste or consider one of the higher variants.

    TATA NEXON | XZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XM

    ₹ 10,20,000 (DIESEL MT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Reverse Parking Camera

    7-inch Touchscreen by Harman with 8 Speakers

    Cooled Glovebox

    Tri-Arrow Pattern w/ White Finish on Dashboard

    Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Assistance

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Fast USB Charger

    Chrome Finish on Air Vents

     

    Steering Mounted Controls

    Height-adjustable Front Seatbelts

    Door Trim Fabric Inserts

     

    SMS/ Whatsapp Notification Reader

    Rear AC Vents

    Shark Fin Antenna

     

    Image & Video Playback

    Voice Alerts - Low Fuel, Door Open, etc.

    Piano-black ORVMs

     

    Voice Command Recognition

       
     

    Navigation (what3words)

       

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel XZ vs XZ Plus

    The 2020 Nexon diesel XZ Plus variant costs Rs. 80,000 more than the XZ and is priced at Rs. 11.0 lakh. The notable additional features of the XZ Plus are:

    • Rear Defogger
    • Keyless Entry w/ Push Start Button
    • Front Armrest
    • 16-inch Machined Alloy Wheels
    • Automatic AC
    • Height-adjustable Driver Seat
    • Rear Armrest
    • Wearable key (AMT only)
    • 60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Compared to the XZ, the XZ Plus justifies its asking price but it still doesn’t cover the unjustified price gap created by the XM and XZ variants. This variant adds a good mix of functional and style features and is worth considering but it’s not the best value for money option.

    The Nexon XZA Plus costs Rs. 11.6 lakh, which is Rs. 1.8 lakh more than the XMA diesel automatic. All automatic diesel AMT models of the Nexon cost Rs. 60,000 more than their manual counterparts. Besides the automatic transmission, it also gets a wearable key, which is exclusively available with only the XZ+ and higher models of the Nexon with an automatic transmission. We’d recommend you get the XZ Plus (S) variant for better value for money or settle for the XMA variant and personalize it with accessories. It’s also under Rs. 10 lakh, which is another positive aspect of the XMA diesel.

    TATA NEXON | XZ+ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XZ

    ₹ 11,00,000 (DIESEL MT) | ₹11,60,000 (DIESEL AMT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Safety & Functional

    Style

    Keyless Entry w/ Push Start Button

    Center Console w/ Sliding Armrest

    16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

    Automatic AC

    Shutter Door

    Wearable Key (AMT Only)

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Rear Seat Armrest w/ Cupholders

    Theater Dimming Interior Lights

    Rear Defogger

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

     
     

    Rear 12V Socket

     

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel XZ Plus vs XZ Plus (S)

    The XZ Plus (S) variant was introduced only a few months ago. It gets all of the features of the XZ Plus (O) except the Internet-connected features. The XZ Plus (S) costs Rs. 60,000 more than the XZ Plus and is priced at Rs. 11.6 lakh with the manual and Rs. 12.2 lakh with the AMT automatic. The additional important features of the XZ Plus (S) variant over the XZ Plus are:

    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    • Auto Headlamps
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Sunroof
    • Cruise Control

    This is our top-recommended Nexon diesel variant (MT and AMT) considering the value for money quotient as well as the feature mix.

    TATA NEXON | XZ+ (S) VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XZ+

    ₹ 11,60,000 (DIESEL MT) | ₹ 12,20,000 (DIESEL AMT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Functional

    Style & Safety

    Auto Headlamps

    Leather-wrapped Steering & Gear Knob

    Auto Wipers

    Sunroof

    Cruise Control

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    X-Press Cool Function

     

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel XZ Plus (S) vs XZ Plus (O)

    The top variant of the Nexon diesel costs another Rs. 30,000 and is priced at Rs. 11.9 lakh with the manual and Rs. 12.5 lakh with the automatic. For this additional price, it gets the following Internet-connected telematics features:

    • Connected Car Tech
    • Remote Vehicle Control Through Smartphone
    • Live Vehicle Diagnosis
    • Vehicle Live Location & Geo-Fencing

    We don’t find the variant lucratively priced. But if you prefer these features and find the Rs. 30,000 price acceptable, then you can consider this.

    TATA NEXON | XZ+(O) VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XZ+(S)

    ₹ 11,90,000 (DIESEL MT) | ₹ 12,50,000 (DIESEL AMT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Connected Car Tech

    Remote Vehicle Control Through Smartphone

    Live Vehicle Diagnosis

    Vehicle Live Location & Geo-Fencing

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel Offers The Most Value For Money?

    If you don’t mind the Rs. 1.5 lakh price jump for the diesel engine, then the base, XE variant of the 2020 Nexon facelift is a great value for money considering the following 2 things:

    • it doesn't look like a base variant
      • projector headlamps
      • LED tail lamps
      • LED DRLs
    • It gets most of the safety features of the top variants and has 5-star Global NCAP rating
      • HSA
      • ESC
      • Traction control
      • ABS
      • Parking sensors
      • 2 airbags
      • ISOFIX

    The only feature missing is a rear camera, which you can easily add later. It also gets 16-inch wheels with pretty wide 195-section tyres. More importantly, the XM and the XZ variants are overpriced for the features they offer. So, the XE variant is highly recommended for buyers on a budget or for those who are looking for a great value for money variant of the Nexon. Beware though, that you’ll have to find a compatible music system for this as it doesn’t have a standard slot for an aftermarket music player.

    The XM and the XZ variants don’t justify the price gap considering the additional features they add. So, we’d suggest you either get the XE variant and accessorize according to your preference or consider upgrading to the XZ Plus variant.

    The XZ Plus diesel has a better value for money rating than the XM and XZ and has a nice mix of functional and style features too. So, it’s worth buying. But if you want better value, then you should consider the XZ Plus (S). It gets all the features of the XZ Plus (O) minus the telematics. This is our top recommended variant of the 2020 Nexon diesel facelift.

    Consider the jump to XZ Plus (O) only if you find the additional price for Internet-connected features acceptable. We don’t. So, we’ll leave this decision in your hands.

    TATA NEXON DIESEL MANUAL VARIANTS | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | AUGUST 2020

    Variant

    Manual

    AMT Automatic

    Recommendation

    XE

    ₹8,45,000

    -

    Recommended for budget buyers

    XM

    ₹9,20,000

    ₹9,80,000

    MT buyers should consider XE and accessorize. Worth buying for AMT buyers on a budget.

    XZ

    ₹10,20,000

    -

    Better buy XE & personalise

    XZ+

    ₹11,00,000

    ₹11,60,000

    Good mix of must-have and feel-good features. Expensive upgrade from lower variants. Worth buying.

    XZ+(S)

    ₹11,60,000

    ₹12,20,000

    Top Recommended Variant

    XZ+(O)

    ₹11,90,000

    ₹12,50,000

    Up to Buyers to Decide

    For buyers interested in the 2020 Nexon diesel with the automatic transmission, the XMA is worth considering as it not only gets most of the must-have features, it’s also under Rs. 10 lakh. So, lower taxes in most states. The on-road price jump to the XZA Plus diesel is quite high.

    The XZA Plus (S) is our top recommended variant and the most value for money option too. We leave the decision to upgrade to the XZA Plus (O) in your hands. The only additional feature it has over the XZA (S) is telematics and Internet connectivity.

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Diesel?

    The Nexon has a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is a standard displacement for a small diesel SUV. its power output of 110PS is second only to the XUV300’s and so is the torque of 260Nm. The car with the best torque-to-weight ratio in this segment is the XUV300 followed by the Venue and then the Nexon. The Honda WR-V and Ford EcoSport’s torque-to-weight ratio is unimpressive and far worse than the other diesel SUVs’. The Nexon’s fuel efficiency of 22.44kmpl is also satisfactory.

    The Nexon diesel stands out with its diesel engine and automatic transmission combination. The XUV300 is the only other car with this option. Other than that, everything else is business as usual - great but not ground-breaking like the XUV300.

    The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezz, which only offered a diesel engine, is now the only car in this segment without a diesel engine.

    B2-SEGMENT SUVs

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Tata Nexon

    Honda WR-V

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Hyundai Venue

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1497cc

    1498cc

    1498cc

    1497cc

    1493cc

    Maximum Power

    110PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    116PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    260Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    Manual

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    22.44kmpl

    23.7kmpl

    21.7kmpl

    20.1kmpl

    22.7 - 23.3kmpl

    Automatic

    6-speed AMT

    -

    -

    6-speed AMT

    -

    Automatic FE

    22.44kmpl

    -

    --

    19.7kmpl

    -

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift?

    The Nexon is big and it shows. It has great road presence thanks to its wide and tall body. It also has a pretty big 350-litre boot space but what takes the cake is its ground clearance of 209mm. If you have to frequently drive on bad roads, then the Nexon is the best option for you. Nothing else comes even close.

    B2-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Tata Nexon Facelift

    Honda WR-V Facelift

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Hyundai Venue

    Length

    3993mm

    3999mm

    3998mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1811mm

    1734mm

    1765mm

    1821mm

    1770mm

    Height

    1606mm

    1601mm

    1647mm

    1627mm

    1605mm

    Wheelbase

    2498mm

    2555mm

    2519mm

    2600mm

    2500mm

    Boot Space

    350-lt

    363-lt

    352-lt

    257-lt

    350-lt

    Ground Clearance

    209mm

    188mm

    200mm

    180mm

    190mm

    Fuel Tank

    44-lt

    40-lt

    52-lt

    42-lt

    45-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    195/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    195/65 R15

    205/65 R16

    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top)

    215/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    215/55 R17

    215/60 R16

    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift?

    The 2020 Nexon facelift is available in the following 6 colour options:

    • Blue
    • Red
    • White
    • Silver
    • Grey
    • Army Green (New)

    The black and orange colours were discontinued after the facelift.

    Here’s our Hindi Tata Nexon petrol variants breakdown video:

    Video Link - Tata Nexon Petrol Variant Explained - Which one to Buy?

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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