Report – Tata Nexon (mini SUV) to have “coupe like profile” and “strong” road presence


Anjan Ravi,

I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

The Tata Nexon crossover concept shown at the Auto Expo this year is 21 months away from its market launch in India. The concept previewed a sub-4 meter length crossover that would rival the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Mahindra S101.

Tata Nexon Concept profile at Geneva
The Tata Nexon will have strong road presence according to its designer.

According to Pratap Bose, head of design at Tata Motors and the Nexon concept’s creator, the production Nexon will remain true to the concept car. In a recent interview, he says that the Nexon with its “coupe-like profile” will stand out in its segment which otherwise consists of cars with a “boxy” design. Bose states that the crossover will stand out for its “silhouette and stance”.

The Nexon is based on the Vista platform (also underpins the Bolt) and gets several styling details carried over from the Tata MegaPixel concept. The concept car was powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine capable of producing 110 PS and 170 Nm of torque, and a top-speed of 180 km/h. Coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission, Tata claimed the Nexon would achieve 17.6 km/l.

Tata Nexon Concept interior official image
The Nexon is less than 2 years away from production.

Features such as LED headlights, an electric 4WD system, floating console and double sliding doors were seen on the concept car. To recap, the Nexon concept measured 4 meters in length, 1.73 meters in width, 1.6 meters in height with a wheelbase of 2.54 meters.

You can read about what Bose told about the Nexon, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, here.

Tata Nexon – Image Gallery

[Source – ET Auto]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Tata Nexon News & Updates

Tata Nexon AMT Mari Gold colour

Tata Nexon automatic to launch by March 2018, to come in petrol & diesel variants

Tata Nexon Review Test Drive Front Angle

Tata Nexon production to be ramped up to meet demand – Report

Tata Nexon front view

Tata Nexon waiting period stretches to 6-8 weeks – Report

Tata Nexon Review Test Drive (13)

Tata Nexon accessories detailed with price

Tata Nexon AMT XZA Spied rear three quarters

Tata Nexon AMT spotted in Calgary White

Tata Nexon launch

Tata Nexon launched at a starting price of INR 5.85 lakhs