Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon

2016 Tata Nexon

A compact SUV concept from Tata. Can it really deliver?

Tata Nexon is a compact SUV concept that was originally showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, and is due for launch in India later in 2016. What is the Nexon for Tata Motors, and how can it redefine the Indian crossover market? Lets find out!

The Indian automobile market is a dynamic place to be in. While customers switched their preference from hatchbacks to compact sedans around 5 years back, there is now again a potential change in inclination of customer taste. Compact SUVs are the new trend in the Indian automotive scene. From the Ford EcoSport to the latest Maruti Vitara Brezza, all products in this segment are managing to clock-in respectable sales numbers, despite huge competition. And now, our home-grown manufacturer too is planning to have a share of the growing pie.

Tata Motors is planning to enter the most competitive compact SUV segment of the country with their newest weapon of choice, the Tata Nexon. This car made its first official appearance as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, and it surely attracted a lot of attention because of its modern and innovative design cues. We still have no official announcement about when this car will be launched in the Indian market, but reports point to a probable launch towards the end of 2016. These reports were further verified when Tata Motors again showcased a production-ready concept of the Nexon compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo.

This upcoming compact SUV will compete against the likes of the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300, and the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Codenamed X104, the Nexon SUV will likely use the same platform which is shared with the Bolt hatchback and the Zest compact sedan, however, we do feel that the platform will be slightly modified to support the increased weight and enhanced proportions of the compact SUV. Rumors are that the upcoming SUV will take some of its design cues from the Land Rover Evoque, which definitely means that it will be one attractive looking compact SUV.

As far as its drivetrains are concerned, the Tata Nexon engine options will include a new 1.2 Litre, 3 cylinder unit, while there will also be a diesel variant on offer which will most probably source its power from a 1.5 Litre block. Both these engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there will also be an automatic transmission on offer.

Update 11.02.2016:- We have updated this article with new images from the Auto expo and also some new information revealed by the company officials.

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EXTERIOR

The Nexon compact SUV from Tata Motors, as already mentioned, will take some of its design cues from the Land Rover Evoque, which will likely make it one of the most eye-catching crossovers on offer in the Indian market. The front profile of the Tata Nexon is a mixture of urban design with aggressive and rugged character. The broad grille surrounded by large headlight assemblies gives the Nexon a bulbous face. The front bumper area too has been sculpted to make the car look a lot bigger than it actually is. Projector units in the headlamp have been aptly detailed with LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) to give the car a unique identity.

Move to the side, and the Nexon instantly appears to be a lot more proportional as compared to other competitors in its segment. But the overall styling will surely polarise opinions. Chubbiness of the front end somehow gets lost as you move along the SUV’s side. Flared wheel arches, a sloping roofline colored in contrasting shade, and a couple of harmony lines on the door panels do manage to add dynamism and ruggedness to the Nexon’s character. There are some over-exaggerated design cues like the chunky alloys and contrasting inserts along the fog lamp housing that won’t make it to the final production model.

The rear profile of the Nexon compact SUV again gets a chubby and flared architecture, thanks to a broad boot lid, contoured black insert on the bumper, and a white panel running between the taillights. The tail will also get stylish LED taillamps and you can expect it to get a sporty roof spoiler as well.

Tata Motors have followed their very own next-generation ‘IMPACT Design’ philosophy while fabricating this new compact SUV. Thus, the Tata Nexon production model will likely appeal to a wide range of customers owing to its fresh new looks.

TATA NEXON CONCEPT SHOWCASED AT THE 2014 AUTO EXPO

INTERIOR

The concept car which was showcased at the last Auto Expo carried an interior which looked way too futuristic, so we believe that the Nexon compact SUV will get interiors which look identical to the ones that you find inside their recently launched cars like the Bolt and the Zica. Moreover, Tata Motors released a press image of the Nexon’s interiors at the 2016 Auto Expo, which showcases a dual-tone layout for the cabin.

The Nexon’s cabin will come equipped with the same three spoke multi function steering wheel that is equipped with recently launched Tiago hatchback. But the dashboard is expected to feature a completely new design. Major design elements on the inside include an infotainment display stuck on the top of the dashboard, which reminds us of many new Mercedes models. The new prototype showcased at the 2016 Auto expo gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system developed by Harman along with a 8 speaker audio system. Subtle brushed aluminum trims added on the dashboard, centre console and door pads further accentuate the cabin’s ambience. Expect the seats to be a lot sportier than the ones found in other cars, as it will also get some contours to it.

The rear seats too are expected to be extremely comfortable, and will be easily capable of seating 3 abreast in comfort. A ground clearance of 200 mm will ensure that there is minimum intrusion of the transmission tunnel at the rear, and being a broad car, the bench too will be sufficiently wide. The only concern here would be the absence of adequate headroom for taller occupants. This is a doubtful parameter with the Tata Nexon due to its sloping roofline.

DRIVETRAIN

The Nexon will get both diesel and petrol engines under its hood. The petrol variant will most probably get the same 1.2 Litre Revotron unit that powers the Tata Tiago which will be capable of producing around 88 hp of peak power and about 140 Nm of torque. This engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission. As far as the diesel variant of the Nexon is concerned, it will most probably get the 1.5 Litre diesel unit which will be capable enough to produce about 110 PS of peak power and an estimated 260 Nm of torque. The engine will most probably paired to a 6 speed manual transmission.

We do hope Tata doesn’t miss out on an AMT gearbox for the Nexon production car, as it will make it a lot more practical crossover for the urban use.

PRICE

The Tata Nexon Price in India will most probably be placed around the INR. 5 to 8 Lakh rupee bracket. Since the Tiago has been launched at extremely competitive prices, we at TopSpeed India expect the Tata Nexon prices to undercut its competition by a hefty margin.

COMPETITION

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The Vitara Brezza was recently launched to compete in the compact SUV segment. And being a perfect combination of macho looks, a practical cabin, fuel efficient potent engines, and Maruti’s unmatched customer satisfaction levels, the Vitara Brezza has immediately been deemed a massive success. The automaker has already claimed to have received more than 30,000 bookings for the Brezza, within just two weeks of its launch. Powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine that exhales 90 PS of power, the Brezza will be Nexon’s biggest competitor in the segment.

Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport was once the king of the compact SUV segment, but the Brezza has now overtaken its American rival. To tackle this immense competition from Maruti, Ford dropped its prices by around 1 lacs. The automaker has also launched the updated EcoSport in the Indian market recently and although it has not received any significant changes, the few cosmetic and feature updates do make it a worthy competitor in the compact SUV segment. The Ecosport now gets signature light guide as well as daytime running lamps. It still gets three engine options for Indian market which includes the 1.5 Litre petrol, the 1.0 Litre Ecoboost engine and the one and only 1.5 Litre diesel variant. The 1.5 Litre TDCi diesel engine has received a power boost.

CONCLUSION

The upcoming Nexon SUV definitely looks attractive and we are pretty sure that it will get an impressive and spacious interior as well. As far as the drivetrains are concerned, the Nexon will likely get powerful diesel and petrol drivetrains under its hood, which will not only be capable of propelling the car in all situations, but will also return impressive fuel efficiency. Although this has to be the most competitive auto segment of the country right now, but the Nexon will surely bring a plateful of goodies for the buyers to entice them to have a look at the nearest Tata dealership.

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Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch

Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch

The SUV will be launched here before Diwali 2017
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch

Only recently we came to know that Tata Motors is all set to introduce the new Nexon compact SUV in India before Diwali 2017. The production spec of the Compact SUV was also showcased recently at 2017, Geneva Motor show. However, Carwale was able to click some undisguised pictures of what looks like the production spec of the Nexon compact SUV recently.

The sub-4 meter SUV will compete directly with the likes of the Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura Cross and the soon to be launched Honda WR-V Crossovers when it finally launches here. According to the reports, Tata Motors will price the new compact SUV aggressively.

The undisguised car which was spotted looked identical to the Nexon show car showcased recently at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. Towards the front profile, the compact SUV features a large honeycomb mesh grille with the Tata Motor logo at the centre. The headlamp unit looks quite similar to the ones found in the concept car showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi. While the lower trims will get halogen lamps, the top end trim will receive projector units. Expect the front headlamp unit also to integrate LED daytime running lights as well. The front profile also gets aggressive looking bumpers which also houses round shaped fog lamps as well.

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Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017

Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017

The new SUV will compete directly with some other sub-4 meter SUV’s of the Indian market
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017

At a recent interview, Tata Motors Managing Director Guenter Butscheck has confirmed that Tata Motors will be launching the all new Nexon compact SUV in India towards the month of October 2017. To make it more clear the Tata Nexon SUV will launch in Indian market before Diwali 2017. There is no doubt in the fact that the car sales are highest during the festive seasons and almost all the auto manufacturer either comes up with a new product or tries to offer big discounts on their existing products.

Coming to the Nexon, this is Tata’s new generation product which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo and now recently it was showcased in its production form alongside the Tigor compact sedan which will launch in India on March 29th.

The range-topping compact SUV will get plenty of sophisticated and advanced technologies and features. The exterior will receive new projector headlamp unit and a LED daytime running lamps as well. The front grille gets finished in gloss black besides that front bumper will also house round shaped fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the SUV will feature bigger 17-inch alloy wheels. While the contrast roof will certainly also draw attention, the side profile will also feature roof rails as well. Towards the rear, the Nexon gets a stylish LED taillamps.

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Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show

Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show

Both the Nexon and the Tigor will make their Indian debut this year
Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show
Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show
Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show
Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show

Tata Motors today showcased two special edition cars at the 87th Geneva Motor show. These cars are special because these cars belong to their next generation product lineup. The two products which we are talking about here are the India’s first ‘Styleback’, the Tata TIGOR and the bold, elegant and sporty compact SUV, the Tata NEXON.

Now Tata definitely has plans to introduce both these cars in the Indian market soon and before that, we got a preview of both these cars at the Geneva Motor show. Now before we get into any other details let us inform you Tata Motors also announced that they will be launching the styleback in the Indian market on 29th March while they also announced that they will also be introducing the Nexon compact SUV in India later this year.

Both these cars were showcased at the Tata Motors pavilion at the show, While the Tigor is Tata designers rendition of their first styleback. The compact sedan brings forward a lively and dynamic stance. This car is perhaps the first car in its segment which does not have a boxy stance. While the Tata Nexon compact SUV, on the other hand, gets a sculpted body structure which according to Tata Motors portrays a sense of power as well as agility. The Nexon showcased at the Motor show gets duel tone exterior color scheme.

With all these exciting products on the line, Tata Motors definitely wants to become one amongst the top 3 players of the Indian passenger vehicle market. Their new strategy is to provide advanced products to their customers which are advanced in terms of design, technology, and innovation.

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Tata Nexon Test Mule Spotted Testing In Ladakh

Tata Nexon Test Mule Spotted Testing In Ladakh

New details highlighted
Tata Nexon Test Mule Spotted Testing In Ladakh

There is so much interest surrounding the soon to be launched Nexoncompact SUV from Tata Motors. Tata motors already previewed their new compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo and where we actually already got lot of details about the SUV.

The test mule which was caught testing was equipped with projector headlamps which comes with twin pod setup and also featured some chrome highlights. While apart from the headlamps the taillamp too featured some chrome highlights as well. Towards the front the test mule featured mesh grille which comes with grey upper lining. The test mule also featured black roof rail as well. Apart from the roof rails the wing mirrors too featured a duel tone characteristic and also integrated turn blinkers. The test mule also featured rear windscreen wipers as well which indicated that this might be the top end variant. Just like the fabricated exterior expect the interior too to get lots of equipments as well. The new Nexon might get a Harmann sourced infotainment system as well

The compact SUV will be based on the updated and heavily re-engineered Vista platform and will most probably be powered by 1.5 Liter Turbocharged diesel unit which is expected to produce about around 108 Hp of peak power and around 260 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to 6 speed manual transmission while there will also be an AMT transmission on offer as well.

Expect the compact SUV to make it to the Indian market towards the first half of 2017 and will go head top head with the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and also the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Expect the pricing to be around INR. 7 to 10 Lakh rupee mark.

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Tata Nexon Production Variant Spied Reveals New Details

Tata Nexon Production Variant Spied Reveals New Details

The production variant of the Nexon Started losing some camouflage
Tata Nexon Production Variant Spied Reveals New Details

Recently Carwale posted a new spyshot image of the production variant of the upcoming Tata Nexon SUV. This SUV was caught testing in Maharashtra recently. The most interesting part is that the compact SUV featured very little camouflage over the rear profile which gave us some details of how exactly the rear profile of production variant will look like.

Just like we have seen at the 2016 Auto expo the Nexon will feature a duel tone finish towards the rear profile. This particular prototype which was caught testing featured a Black strip while the rest of the body gets silver finish to it.

The Nexon is definitely the most anticipated product from Tata Motors which will go head to head with the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza which has taken the Indian market by storm since its launch and also the Mahindra TUV300 and the Ford Ecosport. The production variant of the Nexon will most probably get the turbocharged variant of the 1.2 Litre, three cylinder Revrotron unit which will also power the soon to be launched more powerful and sportier variant of the Tiago. This powertrain is expected to produce around 120 ps of peak power and an equally impressive torque amount at the same time. The engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.

Besides the new Nexon which is expected to make its India debut in the year 2017 Tata Motors will introduce the Hexa as well as the Tiago Sport (Plus) variant within this year.

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It Seems Tata Nexon Compact SUV & Kite 5 Sedan Are Best Of Friends

It Seems Tata Nexon Compact SUV & Kite 5 Sedan Are Best Of Friends

Both the prototypes going through some advanced tests were parked side by side
It Seems Tata Nexon Compact SUV & Kite 5 Sedan Are Best Of Friends

Rushlane has got some new spyshot images of the upcoming Tata Nexon SUV and the Kite 5 sedan’s prototype wrapped in heavy camouflage. Both these cars were parked side by side at an underground parking lot.

Tata Motors already showcased the Nexon compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo in its production avatar and right now this new compact SUV which will take on the Vitara Brezza , Mahindra TUV300 and the Ford Ecosport is going through some advanced stages of testing. The other prototype was of the sub-4 meter compact sedan from Nexon called the Kite 5. The Kite 5 is the compact sedan based on their recently launched Tiago hatchback.

While Tata has plans to launch the Nexon compact SUV on mid 2017 and it will be powered by an all new 1.5-litre RevoTorq diesel unit which will be paired to a 6 speed manual transmission. The Kite 5 sedan on the other hand will share the same drivetrains with the Tiago hatchback which means under its hood you will find the 1.2L three cylinder Revotron engine or 1.05L Revotorq diesel engine, both these engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.

The prototype which was caught in the soy images gets production ready side body panels and a temporary headlamp cluster but expect the production ready variant to get projector units.

Tata Motors will definitely introduce the Hexa Crossover which will replace the Aria Crossover and the Kite 5 sedan before they introduce the Nexon compact SUV.

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Tata Nexon launching in May 2017

Tata Nexon launching in May 2017

Tata Nexon gets a radical design language
Tata Nexon launching in May 2017

Tata Motors showcased their upcoming Nexon compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year in February. The car looks exactly like the concept showcased by the Tata Motors years back. The Nexon will launch in India in May 2017. Designed based on Tata Motor’s new IMPACT design language the new compact SUV boasts some global design cues as well. As we have heard, it gets some design inspiration from Range Rover Evoque.

So, how does it look? Nexon gets projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights. It sports a muscular appearance, which gives it a bold look. The car gets LED taillamps. 200 mm of ground clearance will surely enable it to do some off-roading tasks with ease. The striking feature seen in this car is the ceramic strip running through the waistline below the window. This feature was shown in the concept model as well, and the production variant will boast the same feature. It gets a rising waistline, which might reduce the headspace for the rear occupants. The new compact SUV might get a dual tone exterior paint. The interior will get a stylish touchscreen infotainment system developed by Harman and Kardon. Overall, the interior will boast an upmarket feel.

Tata Nexon will be powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. It will also come with a diesel unit under the hood in form of a 1.5 litre turbodiesel engine paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox, which will kick out 110 PS peak power and 260 Nm of peak torque.

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Tata Nexon Spotted Once Again In Full Camouflage

Tata Nexon Spotted Once Again In Full Camouflage

Based on the X1 platform and will get both diesel and petrol engine under its hood
Tata Nexon Spotted Once Again In Full Camouflage
Tata Nexon Spotted Once Again In Full Camouflage
Tata Nexon Spotted Once Again In Full Camouflage
Tata Nexon Spotted Once Again In Full Camouflage

We all are quite excited about the upcoming compact SUV from Tata called the Nexon. Tata already showcased this compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi and some Tata officials also said that what we saw at the auto expo was almost the production ready variant of the SUV.

Recently the Tata Nexon was once again caught testing with full camouflage on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The test mule was covered in heavy camouflage and was fitted with steel wheels, although no images of the interior were available but you can expect the interiors to be well equipped and loaded.

The Nexon just like the Tiago and the Hexa will feature Tata’s ‘IMPACT’ design language and thus you can expect some European styled cuts and creases all over its body when it launches here. The production variant of the Nexon SUV will most probably also feature projector headlamps along with LED taillamps. It will obviously also feature the Humanity Line on the front grille as well. Inside you can expect the new Nexon to feature a new Harmon infotainment system which will also come integrated with a 6.5 inch touchscreen as well.

The Nexon underpins the same platform which is also used by the new Bolt and the Zest. The sub-4 meter SUV will most probably be powered by a new 1.2 Litre Turbocharged petrol unit and the 1.5 Litre, three cylinder diesel units. All the drivetrains will be paired to a 5 speed manual, a six speed manual transmission as standard there will most probably be an automatic transmission on offer too.

The Tata Nexon will compete directly with the Vitara Brezza and the recently launched Mahindra Nuvosport and the oldest SUV amongst them all the Ford Ecosport when it launches in the Indian market.

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Tata Nexon Compact SUV Launching In 2017?

Tata Nexon Compact SUV Launching In 2017?

the newest compact SUV offering from Tata Motors attracted major attention at the 2016 Auto Expo
Tata Nexon Compact SUV Launching In 2017?

All of us were quite excited to watch the Nexon compact SUV showcased at this year Auto Expo. Now what you all have seen was not a concept but it is almost the production ready variant of the compact SUV that Tata Motors displayed along with its other exhibits.

According to Pratap Bose, head of design for Tata Motors said, what we saw was the almost the production ready variant, the new Nexon overall design has been inspired by Tata’s Impact design language and it will bring some global design cues with it.

The Nexon showcased at the expo was equipped with projector headlamps along with DRL lamps. The taillamps towards the rear profile was LED units. The car’s designers also added some muscular bulges all over its exterior to make it appear brawnier, so that people does not mistake it with a hatchback. The compact SUV was also given an impressive 200 mm ground clearance as well which is expected from a vehicle of this segment. Take a closer look and you will find that the Nexon has taken some of its styling inspiration from the new Range Rover Evoque. However the rising waistline from the B pillar onward and the small window opening might cause some sort of problem for the rear seat passengers because of the overall small and compact shape of the SUV.

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Tata cars launching in a few months

Tata cars launching in a few months

2016 offerings from the Tata Motors
Tata cars launching in a few months

Tata Motors vehicles are useful but not stylish. But as the automotive industry is changing drastically and the new innovations and ideas coming up Tata Motors is also changing their design languages. At the recently concluded New Delhi Auto Expo 2016 we have seen quite a few important cars on display which were Tata Tiago (Earlier named as Zica), Tata Hexa, Tata Kite 5 and Tata Nexon. Tata Tiago has been the talk of the town since very long and this new sporty hatchback looks fresh and appealing. Tata Kite 5 is based on this hatchback and the compact sedan sibling of Tiago looks premium and fresh as well. On the other hand the Tata Hexa sports a urban and appealing feel which looks upmarket. Tata Nexon on the other hand is truly a global design from the Tata Motors. Nexon is a radically designed car which was showcased earlier at the 2014 Auto Expo as a concept car. Now the production variant model was showcased at 2016 Auto Expo, and it looked exactly like the concept form.

As the second month of 2016 is almost over, let’s take a look at the cars what Tata Motors will launch in a few months.

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Camouflaged Tata Nexon spotted near Kolkata: Spyshot

Camouflaged Tata Nexon spotted near Kolkata: Spyshot

Camouflaged Tata Nexon spotted near Kolkata: Spyshot

Tata Motors is entering the most competitive segment of Indian automobile market; compact SUV with the Nexon. The Indian origin automaker already showcased their product at the Auto Expo 2016, which looked pretty amazing. The car looks exactly like the concept model showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. No wonder Tata Motors has designed this car in a radical way, and the design is really ground breaking compare to the boring dull designs Tata Motors has showcased earlier.

After the Auto Expo 2016 this was probably the first time we spotted a camouflaged Tata Nexon near Kolkata, captured by Samik Ghosh. This car is a revamped version of the Tata Vista. It gets plenty of design features which are extra ordinary. At exterior and inside the cabin the car gets plenty of gfeatures which are completely new and path breaking as well.

Under the hood the car will sport a 1.2 litre Revotron engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, which produces around 88 bhp peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque. Tata Motors will offer a diesel variant for the Tata Nexon as well, which will come equipped with a 1.5 litre unit paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox, capable to pump out 108.49 bhp peak power and 260 Nm peak torque. Surprisingly, this the first time Tata Motors will offer a 6 speed manual transmission set up instead of a 5 speed manual gearbox.

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2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: All you need to know about Tata Nexon, learn it from Pratap Bose

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: All you need to know about Tata Nexon, learn it from Pratap Bose

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: All you need to know about Tata Nexon, learn it from Pratap Bose

Tata Motors is the largest commercial vehicle maker of India, but their passenger vehicle segment is no less. Now the Indian origin automaker is all set to enter the highly competitive compact SUV segment of Indian automobile market. In that effort they showcased the Tata Nexon at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, which garnered appreciation from people for it’s out of the box design and uniqueness. The upcoming compact SUV looks absolutely like the concept form of Nexon, which was showcased at 2014 Auto Expo. Watch this video to know more about Tata Nexon from Mr. Pratap Bose, who is the head of design for Tata Motors.

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2016 Tata Nexon

2016 Tata Nexon

A compact SUV concept from Tata. Can it really deliver?
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon
2016 Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon is a compact SUV concept that was originally showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, and is due for launch in India later in 2016. What is the Nexon for Tata Motors, and how can it redefine the Indian crossover market? Lets find out!

The Indian automobile market is a dynamic place to be in. While customers switched their preference from hatchbacks to compact sedans around 5 years back, there is now again a potential change in inclination of customer taste. Compact SUVs are the new trend in the Indian automotive scene. From the Ford EcoSport to the latest Maruti Vitara Brezza, all products in this segment are managing to clock-in respectable sales numbers, despite huge competition. And now, our home-grown manufacturer too is planning to have a share of the growing pie.

Tata Motors is planning to enter the most competitive compact SUV segment of the country with their newest weapon of choice, the Tata Nexon. This car made its first official appearance as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, and it surely attracted a lot of attention because of its modern and innovative design cues. We still have no official announcement about when this car will be launched in the Indian market, but reports point to a probable launch towards the end of 2016. These reports were further verified when Tata Motors again showcased a production-ready concept of the Nexon compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo.

This upcoming compact SUV will compete against the likes of the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300, and the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Codenamed X104, the Nexon SUV will likely use the same platform which is shared with the Bolt hatchback and the Zest compact sedan, however, we do feel that the platform will be slightly modified to support the increased weight and enhanced proportions of the compact SUV. Rumors are that the upcoming SUV will take some of its design cues from the Land Rover Evoque, which definitely means that it will be one attractive looking compact SUV.

As far as its drivetrains are concerned, the Tata Nexon engine options will include a new 1.2 Litre, 3 cylinder unit, while there will also be a diesel variant on offer which will most probably source its power from a 1.5 Litre block. Both these engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there will also be an automatic transmission on offer.

Update 11.02.2016:- We have updated this article with new images from the Auto expo and also some new information revealed by the company officials.

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