Tata Motors will add AMT variants of the Nexon to the lineup towards the end of February or early March next year. According to the information shared by Team BHP, both diesel and petrol variants of the Tata Nexon AMT are planned.
The AMT variant, dubbed Tata Nexon XZA, will enter commercial production in January 2018. However, media cars will roll out next month onwards. Tata Nexon automatic variants will get a 6-speed AMT unit, unlike the rest of Tata's AMT lineup which features a 5-speed gearbox. Apart from the existing set of five exterior colour options, Tata Nexon AMT will get a sixth exclusive shade codenamed 'Mari Gold'.
Currently, Tata offers the Nexon in XE, XM, XT, and XZ+ trims. There is no XZ trim available so, it is unclear whether the XZA trim will have the same set of features as the XZ+ or if there will be some omissions to keep the price low.
The information shared by Team BHP also mentions that Tata will add the option of a sunroof to Nexon's list of accessories.
Judging by the price difference of around 40,000 Rupees between the manual and automatic variants of the Tiago and Tigor, we expect the Nexon AMT to retail for around INR 9 lakhs for the petrol and INR 9.90 lakhs for the diesel variant.
Tata Nexon has received a positive response from Indian car buyers. So far, the company has received over 15,000 order and the compact SUV commands a waiting period of around three months. Tata is planning to ramp up production to reduce waiting periods. This should also help Tata prepare for the increased demand once the AMT variants go on sale.
[source - Team BHP]