After finally tasting success with the Tiago hatchback, Tata motors is now gearing up to launch the Nexon crossover in India later this year. The production version of the car was recently showcased at the 87th Geneva motor show in Switzerland. Read on and find out about Tata’s latest offering.
Nexon is based on Tata motors impact design philosophy and the crossover is nothing like anything. It is futuristic, muscular and aggressive to look at and stands tall at 200mm, thanks to the 17 inch alloy wheels. The good thing is that the production variant of the car is very much like the concept showcased back at the 2014 auto expo in Delhi. From the variant which was revealed at the Geneva motor show, it looks like Tata will offer the Nexon with dual tone exterior colour just like we have seen in the Vitara Brezza and recently in the KUV100. It also gets skid plate, humanity line on the front and roof rails which make it look very distinctive. Also, top of the line variant of the car will get projector headlamps along with DRLs.
Interior of the Nexon is as impressive as the exterior and everything is new about the dashboard. The design is very neat yet stylish. Tata has made the dashboard look and feel very premium by adding an Audi like over the dash infotainment system developed by Harman. It also gets a very broad centre console complete with a glove box and drive mode selector, making it the only car in the segment to offer such type of a feature. It also gets silver accents on the dashboard, steering wheel and rear A/C vents along with a separate controller.
What will power the Nexon?
Powering the new Tata will be a new 1.5L Revotorq diesel and a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engines mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. An AMT can’t be ruled out in future. However, no details on the power and torque figures are given by Tata motors as of now.
When will it launch and how much is it gonna cost?
Tata motors is expected to launch Nexon by October, 2017 and is expected to price it from Rs. 6.99 to 9.80 lakh. Nexon will compete with the likes of Mahindra TUV300, Ford Eco-sport and Suzuki Vitara Brezza.