Camouflaged Tata Nexon is hiding its 'Berry Red' body colour

27/10/2016 - 15:56 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

To arrive in showrooms in the second half of 2017.

A pre-production Tata Nexon prototype which appears to be finished in a Berry Red exterior colour was spied testing by a Crankit's reader. The Nexon will launch after the Hexa and the Kite 5, so don't expect to book one before the second half of next year.

Tata Nexon front quarter spied in Pune
The pre-production Tata Nexon prototype appears to be finished in a Berry Red exterior colour.

The Nexon spotted seems to be the top-end variant as it features projector headlights, a ceramic side finisher, contrast roof, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights, foglamps and gloss black finish for the wide grille. The design is influenced by Tata’s IMPACT design language, the idea of the company's design chief, Pratap Bose.

The X1 platform based crossover will be available in petrol and diesel variants. The latter is confirmed to pack a new 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing 110 PS and 260 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual or an AMT. The petrol variant is rumored to feature the turbocharged version of Tiago’s 1.2-liter three-cylinder Revotron petrol unit. Like the Hexa, top variants of Nexon will come equipped with the 'Super Drive Modes' selector.

Tata Nexon interior press shots Auto Expo 2016
The Nexon features a simple layout with features like a 6.5-inch touchscreen entertainment system, auto AC, 8-speaker audio system, and the Hexa's 'Super Drive Modes'.

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The Nexon is 3,995 mm long and has a ground clearance of 200 mm, slotting in the fast-growing sub-4m SUV segment that comprises of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.

[Source: Crankit]

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