10 surprises the Tata Nexon has in store
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The Tata Nexon is arriving later this year as the company’s new sub-compact SUV. Here are 10 interesting tidbits of the Tata Nexon.
Tata Motors’ first sub-metre SUV
The Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza have made the sub-4 metre SUV segment very popular. Tata Motors will foray this segment with the Tata Nexon.
Close to concept
The Tata Nexon won’t change much from the near-production concept that was seen at Auto Expo 2016. However, the production version does see a lot of changes from the concept shown at Auto Expo 2014.
Most powerful diesel engine
The Tata Nexon will get the segment’s most powerful diesel engine, an all-new 1.5-litre unit that produces 108 bhp and 260 Nm of torque.
Tamo RaceMo’s petrol engine
The Tata Nexon will get the Tamo Racemo‘s 190 PS 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine in a de-tuned state. The company may tune this engine to produce somewhere around 120-125 PS to compete with the Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost.
The Tata Nexon diesel will feature a 6-speed manual transmission, a first for any vehicle in the segment. The petrol model will feature a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Tata Nexon demo cars from displays last year and at the Geneva show this year features the Terrain Management system that is available in the Hexa, hinting at an AWD in top-spec variants.
No Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
The Tata Nexon will feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system developed by Harman, but this unit won’t have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration compatibility initially. An update may bring these features at a later date.
Pilot Production commenced
Recent spy shots suggest that Tata Motors has commenced pre-production of the Tata Nexon. Series production should commence in the second half of 2017.
The Tata Nexon will go on sale in India during the festive season this year.