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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Aug 03 2020

    Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Tata Nexon facelift petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Nexon facelift's petrol 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 petrol B2-segment SUVs.

     

    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 Petrol?

    The pros or advantages of Nexon facelift petrol 2020 are:

    • Great torque and power output from the turbo petrol engine.
    • A fairly wide and tall body lends 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).
    • Gets option of manual and AMT automatic transmissions.
    • Gets a good number of features for its class.
    • Attractive starting price

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

    • Expensive 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.

    If you prefer watching instead of reading, then here’s our video breakdown of the 2020 Tata Nexon petrol facelift:

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

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

    The 2020 Nexon facelift is available with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol 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. 6.95 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.4 lakh.

    The Nexon petrol automatic is available in 4 variants - XM, XZ Plus, XZ Plus (S) and XZ Plus (O) - with prices ranging from Rs. 8.3 lakh to Rs. 11.0 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 money 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

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Petrol XE Variant - Standard Features

    The base, XE variant of the 2020 Nexon petrol costs Rs. 7.0 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

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

    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.

    Tata has clearly defined itself as the Volvo of India as the carmaker is loading up all new cars with as much safety kit as they can while still maintaining a competitive price. So, if you want the safest small SUV and don’t have a ton of cash, then the Nexon XE is a great value for money option. 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.

    TATA NEXON | XE VARIANT FEATURES

    ₹ 6,99,900 (PETROL 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

    DRLs

    ABS w/ EBD

    Traction Control

    Front Power Windows

    1L Bottle Holder in all Doors

    Tri- Arrow Signature LED Tail Lamp

    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

    Black ORVM w/ Turn Indicator

    High-Speed Alert

    Electronic Brake Pre-Fill

    Manual AC

     

    Waistline & Rear X Factor in Contrast Colour

    Driver Seat Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Brake Disc Wiping

       

    Door Side Body Cladding

    ISOFIX

    Projector Headlamps

       

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

           

    Flat-bottom Steering

           

    Black Door Handles

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Petrol XE vs XM

    The XM variant of the Tata Nexon facelift costs Rs. 7.85 lakh, which is 85,000 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 accessories as per your needs. The XM variant of the Nexon petrol is not a value for money option and not worth buying.

    The XM is the most affordable variant with an automatic transmission. The Nexon petrol XMA automatic costs Rs. 8.45 lakh - Rs. 60,000 more than the XM manual.

    Since this is the most affordable option they have, the XM 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. Also, the XZ Plus AMT costs more than Rs. 10 lakh, which will make it quite expensive in terms of on-road pricing.

    Also Read - 2020 Kia Seltos vs Tata Nexon Facelift - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    TATA NEXON | XM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE

    ₹ 7,84,500 (PETROL MT) | ₹8,44,500 (PETROL 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 Petrol XM vs XZ

    The XZ variant of the Nexon costs Rs. 8.85 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 also too high and this variant is not worth buying. You should either get the XE variant and accessories to your taste or consider one of the higher variants.

    TATA NEXON | XZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XM

    ₹ 8,84,500 (PETROL MT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    Reverse Parking Camera

    7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System 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 Audio, Calling & Voice 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 Petrol XZ vs XZ Plus

    The 2020 Nexon petrol XZ Plus variant costs Rs. 80,000 more than the XZ and is priced at Rs. 9.65 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 is a good mix of functional and style features and is worth considering but it’s not a great value for money option.

    If you are put off by the > Rs. 10.0 lakh price of the next variant, which may greatly impact the on-road pricing, then this variant is worth buying. Else consider jumping up the price ladder to the XZ Plus (S).

    The Nexon XZA Plus costs Rs. 10.25 lakh, which is Rs. 1.8 lakh more than the XMA automatic. All automatic petrol 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. For most of the Nexon automatic buyers, the XZ Plus may not be suitable because it costs more than Rs. 10 lakh, which makes the on-road price quite expensive in most states. So, we’d suggest you either jump up to the XZ Plus (S) variant to get better value for money or settle for the XMA variant and personalize it with accessories using the money you saved.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Tata Nexon Facelift - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    TATA NEXON | XZ+ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XZ

    ₹ 9,64,500 (PETROL MT) | ₹10,24,500 (PETROL AMT)| EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Defogger

    Keyless Entry w/ Push Start Button

    Center Console w/ Sliding Armrest

    16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

     

    Automatic AC

    Shutter Door

    Theater Dimming Interior Lights

     

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Rear Seat Armrest w/ Cupholders

    Wearable PEPS Key (Automatic Only)

       

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

     
       

    Rear 12V Socket

     

    2020 Tata Nexon Facelift Petrol 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. 10.25 lakh. 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 breaches the Rs. 10 lakh barrier, which may make it quite expensive in many states but if we strictly consider the incremental price and the additional features, then the XZ Plus (S) becomes the best value for money variant. The cruise control and sunroof are the high-ticket items on the list. If you don’t mind buying the Nexon without these features, then the XZ Plus will be better for you. TPMS is a feature, which is easy to install and you can add later.

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

    ₹ 10,24,500 (PETROL MT) | ₹ 10,84,500 (PETROL AMT) | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | AUGUST 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Auto Headlamps

    Leather-wrapped Steering & Gear Knob

     

    Rain Sensing Wipers

    Sunroof

     

    Cruise Control

     
     

    X-Press Cool Function

     

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

    The top variant of the Nexon petrol costs another Rs. 30,000 and is priced at Rs. 10.55 lakh. 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)

    ₹ 10,54,500 (PETROL MT) | ₹ 11,34,500 (PETROL AMT) | EX-SHOWROOM | 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 Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

    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
      • HSA
      • ESC
      • Traction control
      • ABS
      • Parking sensors
      • 2 airbags
      • ISOFIX

    Also Read - 2020 Tata Nexon vs Mahindra XUV300 - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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. 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 is under Rs. 10 lakh. So you enjoy lower registration taxes in most states and a lower psychological barrier. Although it’s not the best VFM variant, it has a nice mix of functional and style features. If you don’t want cruise control and electric sunroof, then this is the variant for you. But, if you want these features, then from an ex-showroom price POV, the XZ Plus (S) makes the most sense. It gets all the features of the XZ Plus (O) minus the telematics. This is our top recommended variant of the 2020 Nexon petrol 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 PETROL MANUAL VARIANTS | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | AUGUST 2020

    Variant

    Manual

    AMT Automatic

    Recommendation

    XE

    ₹6,99,900

    -

    Recommended for budget buyers 

    XM

    ₹7,84,500

    ₹8,44,500

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

    XZ

    ₹8,84,500

    -

    Better buy XE & personalise

    XZ+

    ₹9,64,500

    ₹10,44,500

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

    XZ+ (S)

    ₹10,24,500

    ₹10,84,500

    Top recommended variant

    XZ+ (O)

    ₹10,54,400

    ₹11,14,500

    Up to buyers to decide

    For buyers interested in the 2020 Nexon petrol with the automatic transmission, the XMA is worth considering as it not only gets most of the must-have features, it’s also more affordable than the higher variants. The XZA Plus will cost a lot more in terms of on-road pricing as in most states it’ll carry a much higher registration fee (>Rs. 10 lakh ex-showroom price).

    If you don’t mind crossing the Rs. 10 lakh barrier, then consider the XZA Plus (S) instead. It offers better value for money and most of the top variant for a lower price. The XZA Plus (S) is our top recommended automatic variant of the 2020 Nexon facelift. Just like the manual transmission, 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 Petrol?

    The Nexon facelift retains its 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which now makes 120PS of power - 10PS more than before. But, all of that extra power comes from increasing the rev-limiter as its torque output of 170Nm still stays the same at 1750 to 4000rpm. Therefore, for everyday driving, the increased power will not make a difference.

    There's an option of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission. The fuel efficiency of 17.57kmpl is acceptable but the automatic transmission model has a mileage rating of 16.35kmpl. It’s better than the EcoSport petrol automatic but worse than the Brezza and Venue automatic.

    In terms of manual transmissions, the Venue turbo sets a new benchmark with the introduction of its 6-speed ACMT (auto-clutch manual transmission). The Venue turbo is no longer available with a 3-pedal manual transmission.

    B2-SEGMENT SUV

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Tata Nexon Facelift

    Maruti Brezza Facelift

    Honda WR-V Facelift

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Hyundai Venue

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.5L

    1.2L

    1.5L

    1.2L

    1.0L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1199cc

    1462cc

    1199cc

    1496cc

    1197cc

    998cc

    1197cc

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 5500rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    122PS @ 6500rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    149Nm @ 4500rpm

    200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    114Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    17.57kmpl

    17.03kmpl

    16.5kmpl

    15.9kmpl

    17.5kmpl

    18.2kmpl

    17.27kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    6-speed AMT

    4-speed TC

    -

    6-speed TC

    -

    7- speed DCT

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.35kmpl

    18.76kmpl

    -

    14.7kmpl

    -

    18.15kmpl

    -

    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

    Maruti Brezza Facelift

    Honda WR-V Facelift

    Ford EcoSport

    Mahindra XUV300

    Hyundai Venue

    Length

    3993mm

    3995mm

    3999mm

    3998mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1811mm

    1790mm

    1734mm

    1765mm

    1821mm

    1770mm

    Height

    1606mm

    1640mm

    1601mm

    1647mm

    1627mm

    1605mm

    Wheelbase

    2498mm

    2500mm

    2555mm

    2519mm

    2600mm

    2500mm

    Boot Space

    350-lt

    328-lt

    363-lt

    352-lt

    257-lt

    350-lt

    Ground Clearance

    209mm

    200mm

    188mm

    200mm

    180mm

    190mm

    Fuel Tank

    44-lt

    48-lt

    40-lt

    52-lt

    42-lt

    45-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    195/60 R16

    205/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    195/65 R15

    205/65 R16

    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top)

    215/60 R16

    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.

    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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