Production Tata Nexon’s design highlights – Video
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1.5L diesel engine with 110 PS and 260 Nm powers the Nexon.
Tata Motors presented the production version of the Tata Nexon compact SUV at the Auto Expo 2016, exactly two years after the concept model was premiered at the Auto Expo 2014. In the video below, Tata Motors’ head of design, Mr. Pratap Bose, talks about the design highlights of the EcoSport-rival.
Tata announced that the Nexon will be powered by a turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine or a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which will output 110 PS and 260 Nm of torque. A new 6-speed manual gearbox will drive the front wheels of the Nexon, while three driving modes will be available on the compact SUV.
The Nexon rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and sports a ground clearance of 200 mm. It gets projector headlights, a ceramic side finisher, contrast roof, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights in addition to a piano-black grille element.
Inside, the Nexon sports a free-standing 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system made by Harman in addition to an 8-speaker surround sound system. Voice and command recognition are other features of this system while others would include navigation and a display for the reverse camera.
When launched, the Tata Nexon will rival the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and the soon-to-launch Maruti Vitara Brezza.