Tata Nexon mini SUV to sport styling cues from Range Rover Evoque – Report

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015 - 12:00pm IST

Will be powered by new petrol and diesel engines.

The Tata Nexon mini SUV, which is announced to launch early next year (Tata said it will take 24 months to take the Nexon from concept to production) will reportedly look “like a mini Evoque”, sources told Autocar India.

Tata Nexon Concept side at Geneva
The Nexon will reportedly get a sloping roofline for added aesthetics.

Codenamed X104, the report states that the Nexon will have a sharply tapering roofline, which may affect its rear seat space, but is supposed to appeal on the styling front nonetheless. To give it a butch stance, the Nexon will ride on large 17-inch wheels with wheel arches having suitably been enlarged to accommodate them.

Based on the Vista’s platform, which also underpins the Tata Zest and Bolt, the Nexon would share components such as the steering, suspension and some interior parts with these cars. The Nexon would not share the 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engines that powers the Zest and Bolt though.

Instead, the diesel engine is reported to be a 1.5-liter unit matched to a new 6-speed manual transmission with an expected power output of 110 bhp. The petrol, would be a new all-aluminium, three-cylinder 1.2-liter engine capable of about 75 bhp.

Tata Nexon Concept front three quarters at Geneva
A new 1.5-liter 110 bhp diesel will be paired to a 6MT.

Also read: Tata Zest to launch in Nepal next month

Before the Nexon though, Tata Motors plans on launching a sub-compact hatchback (codenamed Kite) to replace the Indica, and a compact sedan based on it to succeed the Indigo eCS.

Tata Nexon – Image Gallery

Range Rover Evoque – Image Gallery

[Source – Autocar India]

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2 thoughts on “Tata Nexon mini SUV to sport styling cues from Range Rover Evoque – Report

  1. Good to see that it will look a bit like evoque…

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  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    “The Tata Nexon mini SUV, which is announced to launch early next year (Tata said it will take 24 months to take the Nexon from concept to production)”

    Based on their record this is something that we have to swallow with sweet Strawberry compote from Pune. Nano was introduced in 2008, and the diesel version still has not seen the light of day after huge publicity stunt (world’s best fuel economy car, world’s first turbo charged 800 cc diesel engine ——-). It will be good if they can keep the date and bring back the pride among employees and the stake holders of Tata group. This concept has fantastic design and external build quality for a relatively inexpensive product. If this happens, look for a long wait periods to get your hands on the wheels.

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