Tata Nexon AMT in petrol & diesel to launch around new year – Report
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The Tata Nexon doesn’t have an AMT option, it gets the TA6300 6-speed manual transmission as standard. However, according to a report from Overdrive, Tata Motors will introduce an AMT option shortly.
In an interview with Overdrive, Tim Leverton, CTO, Tata Motors, said that the company will introduce an AMT option “in the new year or within the next few months”. Other reports say that Mr. Leverton confirms the AMT’s launch this financial year. The Tiago and Zest have a 5-speed automated manual transmission. The Nexon, however, will get a 6-speed automated manual transmission.
The Tata Nexon measures 3,994 mm in length, 1,811 mm in width and 1,607 mm in height. The B-SUV has a wheelbase of 2,498 mm and offers a high ground clearance of 209 mm. It debuts a newly developed 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel engine and an upgraded 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine. The diesel engine produces 110 PS at 3,750 rpm and 260 Nm of torque from 1,500-2,750 rpm. The petrol engine develops 110 PS at 5,000 rpm and 170 Nm of torque from 1,750-4,000 rpm. Both the engine models will get the AMT option.
Exterior highlights of the Tata Nexon include projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The small SUV features power adjustable and retractable ORVMs, metallic grey roof and keyless entry also. On the inside, it is equipped with automatic climate control system, engine start-stop button, infotainment system with 6.5-inch HD touch-screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility and navigation, front armrest with storage space, rear armrest with cupholders and rear AC vents.
Safety and driver assistance features of the Tata Nexon include dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and reverse camera. The sub-compact SUV is manufactured at the Tata Motors-FCA India JV plant in Maharashtra. Dealerships have started accepting pre-orders unofficially. Latest reports say that while display units will reach showrooms soon, sales will begin only towards the end of September.
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