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    Tata Nexon - Strengths

    • Unapologetically crossover; not trying to look like a boxy SUV
    • Best-in-class ground clearance of 209mm; with a short wheelbase, it has a phenomenal break over angle
    • Well-priced base variants include multi-drive modes
    • Spacious cabin for 5
    • First Indian car to get 5-star ratings from Global NCAP
    • Good list of features like projector headlamps, DRLs, automatic AC with rear vents, smart band key (optional accessory)
    • Powerful and torquey petrol and diesel engines - 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT automatic transmission available with both

    Tata Nexon - Weaknesses

    • All variants except XE have a high asking price for what they offer over the base variant
    • Ergonomic issues like difficult to reach USB ports, deep and narrow front armrest storage and difficult-to-open shutter for the centre console storage
    • Fit and finish is a hit or miss - not cool considering the asking price of the car
    • A simple and cheap yet very useful feature like the day/night inside mirror not available in XE, XM and even XT Plus variant
    • Missing features in higher variants like automatic headlamps, auto-dimming inside mirror, cruise control, 3-point seatbelt for rear middle passenger, sunroof
    • Shorter, 6-month/7,500km service interval

    Tata Nexon - India Launch Date

    The Tata Nexon subcompact SUV launched on September 21, 2017.

    Tata Nexon - Price Range

    The Tata Nexon price range starts from Rs. 6.58 lakh to goes up to  Rs. 11.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

    Tata Nexon - Variants

    The Tata Nexon is available in 5 variants - XE, XM, XT Plus, XZ, and XZ Plus.

    Tata Nexon Diesel Variants Explained

    Tata Nexon Petrol Variants Explained

    Tata Nexon - Engine and Transmission

    The Tata Nexon is available with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine. The petrol engine makes 110PS of power at 5000rpm and 170Nm of torque between 1750 and 4000rpm. The diesel engine makes 110PS of power at 3750rpm and 260Nm of torque between 1500 and 2750rpm. Both the engines are available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission.

    Tata Nexon - Fuel Efficiency

    The Tata Nexon petrol offers a claimed ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17.3kmpl with the manual transmission and 16.3kmpl with the automatic. The diesel engine offers 19.6kmpl with automatic as well as a manual transmission.

    Tata Nexon Features - Hits

    The Tata Nexon’s list of notable features include 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Harman-Kardon music system with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, automatic AC with rear vents, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, a smart key band (optional accessory) and 3 drive modes - Eco, City and Sport. Other features include steering mounted controls, cooled glove box and front and rear armrest.

    In terms of safety features, the Nexon offers 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, reversing camera and ISOFIX child seat mounts.

    Tata Nexon Features - Misses

    The Tata Nexon misses out on some features such as cruise control, automatic headlamps, extra airbags (front airbags and rear curtain airbags) and auto-dimming inside mirror. Surprisingly, a day/night inside mirror is only available in the top two - XZ and XZ Plus - variants.

    Who Should Buy the Tata Nexon?

    The Tata Nexon is a crossover and it’s not trying to pretend to be anything else. In a world of boxy sub-compact SUVs, trying to look like something they’re not, the Nexon comes as a fresh alternative that’s embracing its crossover personality. So, it’s a great alternative for those trying to stand out.

    Higher ground clearance is another reason why some people prefer an SUV over a sedan or a hatchback. It’s also what some buyers believe separates an SUV from a sedan or a hatchback. And the Nexon has quite a lot f it - 209mm of it - to be precise. So, it beats its rival SUVs in this area without even trying to look like an SUV. If you prefer cars with high ground clearance, then the Tata Nexon should is your best option.

    The Nexon is the only car in its segment where you can get an automatic transmission with, both, the petrol and the diesel engine. If an automatic transmission is your preference, then Nexon gives you two engines to choose from.

    The Tata Nexon comes with fairly powerful petrol and diesel engines. Right from the base variant, the Nexon gets multiple drive mode selector, which changes the power and torque output based on the requirement. It has 3 modes, Eco, City and Sport. The Eco mode is for better fuel efficiency, the Sport mode is for full power and torque and the City mode offers a mix of both. If you want a powerful sub-4m SUV, then you can pick the Nexon and pick the power mode to suit the need of the hour.

    Tata Nexon - Background

    The Nexon is the first subcompact SUV from Tata. The Tata Nexon was first showcased in its concept form at the 2014 New Delhi Motor Show. The production-ready model was unveiled in 2016, while it went on sale in September 2017.

    The Nexon features Tata Motors’ IMPACT design philosophy.

    Tata Nexon - Milestones

    In 2018, the Tata Nexon went through the Global NCAP crash tests and achieved the top 5 stars rating. This made the Nexon the first made in India car to receive the top crash test rating. 

    The homegrown Indian subcompact SUV achieved the 1 lakh sales milestone in August 2019 - in just 23 months of its launch.

    Tata Nexon - Market Competition

    The Tata Nexon competes with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Honda WR-V. The Ford Freestyle and the Mahindra TUV300 are cars you can consider if you’re thinking of buying a sub-4m crossover.

    Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon: Price & Specs Comparison

     

     

    Tata Nexon - Future Speculations

    The Tata Nexon EV is expected to go on sale sometime in 2020. In the same year, the Nexon facelift is also expected to launch. The next generation of Tata Nexon is expected to use the platform from the 2020 Tata Altroz.

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