With the demand for the subcompact SUVs mounting up, every carmaker seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. Having said that, there are some auto makers that are still prepping to foray into this space and one of them is Tata Motors. Tata Motors will spearhead into the sub-4 meter SUV segment with its new Tata Nexon slated to launch in India in February 2017. The SUV was displayed in near production version at the 13th Auto Expo and is said to have taken design cues from Range Rover Evoque, one of the most selling models from Land Rover in India. Mechanicals powering the SUV will include 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre multijet engine.
Tata Nexon Exterior
Measuring under 4 meters (3995mm to be precise), Tata Nexon will have a ground clearance of 200mm. Front profile will be styled aggressively sporting chrome finished radiator grille meeting with the pulled back head-lamp units. Side profile is marked by the pronounced wheel arches and sharp beltline. Cladding around the arches accentuates the muscular stance. Rear side is styled tastefully, sporting U-shaped LED tail-lamps, LED lights for the number plate housing and plastic cladded rear bumper.
Tata Nexon Interior
The five-seater SUV offers comfortable space inside for passengers and the material quality has significantly improved as compared to previous Tata cars. Also expect a bunch of tech inside and a well-spaced cabin.
Tata Nexon Engine specification & Transmission
Tata Nexon will be launched in petrol and diesel guise, deriving power from the 1.2 litre, three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that does duty on the Zest and the 1.3 litre, multijet oil burner putting out 90bhp at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque between 1750 to 3000rpm. The petrol unit also makes 90bhp, this is the same unit that is used in the Zest and Bolt. As for transmission, both the engines will be paired to the five-speed manual gearbox with an option for an F-Tronic AMT unit.
Tata Nexon Competition
In the compact SUV space, Tata’s Nexon will take on the likes of well-established models in the sub-four meter segment inlcuding Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra NuvoSport and Mahindra TUV300.
Tata Nexon Expected Price
Considering that it will rival popular models like Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza in the subcompact SUV space, the Tata Nexon price should be restricted within the affordable range. That said, the new Tata Nexon price in India is likely to be in the range of Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
Tata Nexon Expected Launch
Tata Nexon subcompact SUV made an appearance at the 13th Auto Expo early in 2016 and since then it has been seen testing across the country divulging more details about the exterior and interior. As the word go, the new Tata Nexon India launch is slated for July 2017.