Tata Nexon AMT features and specifications revealed
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Tata Motors has officially revealed the specifications of the Nexon AMT. Both petrol and diesel variants of the compact SUV will get a 6-speed AMT. No details regarding the launch of the Tata Nexon AMT have been shared by the company.
The power and torque outputs of the 1.2 L Revotron petrol and 1.5 L Revotorq diesel engines remain identical to the manual transmission variants. Pairing with the two is a 6-speed automated manual transmission or AMT. In 'Auto' mode, the driver can choose from Eco, City, and Sport, while 'Tiptronic' or manual gear selection works in Sport mode.
Visually, there are no changes aside from the variant badging on the boot lid. Etna Orange with Sonic Silver finish roof has been introduced as a new exterior paint scheme for a dual tone look. The same was showcased at the Auto Expo in February 2018.
Tata has not specified the trims that are available. As per official communication from the company, the Nexon AMT appears to be based on the XZ+ trim. Which means it boasts features like dual frontal airbags and ABS with EBD, LED DRLs, alloy wheels, front fog lamps, 6.5-inch screen for the infotainment system with Android Auto support.
The Tata Nexon AMT is likely to go on sale in the coming weeks. Expect the AMT variants to command a premium of around INR 50,000 over their manual counterparts. The only other compact SUVs equipped with an AMT gearbox currently on sale are the Mahindra TUV300 and Mahindra NuvoSport. Aside from that, Tata Nexon petrol AMT will rival the Ford EcoSport petrol AT.