Like the Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon to launch only with diesel engine - Report

23/06/2017 - 13:14 | ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

The diesel engine is an all-new 1.5L 4-cyl motor.

CarblogIndia reports that the Tata Nexon will launch with a diesel engine option only, similar to the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Given that the demand for compact SUVs is predominantly diesel-powered, the lack of a petrol variant is not going to affect Nexon sales in India in the short-term.

Tata Nexon Geneva Edition front three quarter at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
At presentations at the Auto Expo 2016 and GIMS 2017, Tata Motors spoke keenly on the diesel variant, which packs an all-new 1.5L 4-cyl motor that produces 110 PS & 260 Nm.

At the Auto Expo 2016, Tata Motors only disclosed technical details about the diesel variant, which will pack an all-new 1.5L 4-cyl motor, that produces 110 PS & 260 Nm of torque. It can be had with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT and can average a fuel mileage of 22 km/L, respectable if you consider the outputs. Tata Motors also confirmed that the Tata Nexon petrol would carry a 1.2L turbocharged engine, although further details were never divulged of this all-new motor.

The Nexon banks on its contemporary, IMPACT-inspired exterior styling to attract the customer. It measures 3,995 mm long and has a maximum ground clearance of 200 mm. Exterior features include projector headlights, a ceramic side finisher, contrast roof, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights in addition to a piano-black grille element.

Tata Nexon Geneva Edition interior at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
The Tata Nexon will go on sale in India during the festive season, taking the 2017 Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza head-on.

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Top-end variants also get a 6.5-inch Harman dash-top touchscreen entertainment system with an 8-speaker audio, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, a drive-mode selector and a multi-information display, push button start and electrically adjustable wing mirrors.

[Source: CarBlog India]

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