IAB Report – Tata Nexon to NOT share platform with JLR

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A report from Australia last week, quoting Tata Motors’ Australian distributor’s managing director, stated that the Tata Nexon‘s platform could be shared with future Jaguar or Land Rover products. As it turns out, the Nexon’s platform will not be shared with the British brands.

Tata Nexon Concept front three quarters at Geneva
The Tata Nexon’s platform will not be shared with Jaguar or Land Rover.

Responding to a query, a Tata Motors spokesperson told Indian Autos Blog –

We continue to work closely with JLR towards a mutual sharing of best practices and robust processes. However, Nexon is a purely Tata Motors Limited project that will work under the same team as Tata Zest and does not involve JLR collaboration.

As such, while the group companies may share technologies and manufacturing processes, there are no plans to share the Nexon’s platform. Other details we already know about the Nexon are that it’ll be a compact, sub-4 meter SUV challenging the likes of the Ford EcoSport and VW Taigun.

The concept shown at the Delhi Auto Expo, and subsequently at the Geneva Motor Show, was powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (subsequently launched on the Zest as the Revotron engine) making 110 PS (108.45 bhp) and 170 Nm of torque, using a 5-speed automatic transmission to send power to all wheels via an electric 4WD system. Tata Motors had said the Nexon will launch in India in February 2016.

Competitors: Ford EcoSport, VW Taigun, Mahindra S101

Expected Price: INR 5 – 7 lakhs, ex-Showroom

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