Tata is all set to enter compact SUV space with Nexon which will take on the blockbuster Vitara Brezza in India. The SUV has been spied multiple times that revealed more information the about the car. Tata Motors will launch Nexon on 21st September 2017 while its deliveries are likely to begin in the first week of October. Meanwhile, Tata Motors has announced that bookings for the SUV will open from 11th September at all authorized dealerships across the country for a booking amount of Rs. 11,000.
The Nexon represents carmaker’s new design technology in terms of uniquely designed exteriors. Starting from the front, the SUV features Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, Honeycomb mesh stretched grille, circular fog lamps with chrome surrounding, flared wheel arches, body creases, floating roofline, 16-inch alloy wheels adds a lot of appeal and muscularity to the overall design.
The SUV will feature advanced technology and features such as 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, Harman audio system with 8 speakers to name a few. Other features include three tone dashboard, auto climate control with rear ac vents, multi-driving modes, rear parking camera with parking sensors, driving modes and driver seat adjustment.
On the safety front, Nexon comes with dual airbags, ABS and corner stability control as standard across all trims.
Powering Nexon will be a 1.2l turbocharged petrol engine that makes 108bhp power and 170nm of torque while the diesel counterpart comes with a 1.5l unit that makes 108bhp power and 260Nm Torque. Transmission duties are taken care by a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and an optional AMT with petrol engine which will be launched by early 2018.
The Nexon is likely to be priced in the range of Rs. 6.5 lakh and Rs. 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and will take on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford Eco Sport.
Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “Since its first showcase at the Auto Expo 2014, the Tata Nexon has been one of the most talked about and most awaited SUVs from Tata Motors. With its unique styling and the most appreciated feature set, the Nexon is a winner and a perfect car for the urban, young customers. With the Nexon, we have set new benchmarks in India’s fastest growing SUV segment and the recent feedback from the car from experts has been very encouraging. As per our turnaround strategy, we are working with a renewed focus and energy to improve our market share and bring products faster to market. We are delighted with the response and to cater to the increased demand, we are opening bookings soon.”