Tata Motors likely to advance Tata Nexon launch to late-August - Report

07/07/2017 - 10:18 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

The production Tata Nexon was revealed at the Auto Expo in February 2016.

MoneyControl reports that Tata Motors is likely to advance the launch of the Tata Nexon by 1-2 months to ride on the positive customer sentiment following price cuts effected by GST. Tata may not hold back till Diwali (late October) to commence sales, and is looking for a date in late August or September.

Tata Nexon base variant front spotted testing
The Nexon is Tata's first sub-4m SUV. Moneycontrol pegs its starting price at around INR 6.5 lakh.

Speaking to the website, one Tata dealer says:

We are getting the Nexon in July itself for display and perhaps customer experience. The company won't wait till October to launch it commercially.

The Nexon would be Tata's fourth all-new model (following Tiago, Hexa and Tigor) in 18 months. Like the compact models, the Nexon is a sub-4m vehicle and compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra TUV300. The compact SUV segment sees over 15,000 takers every month.

Moneycontrol speculates that given the precedent set by earlier launches, the Nexon will undercut rivals, to challenge the Vitara Brezza which clocks 10,000+ units a month. The starting price could be under INR 6.5 lakhs.

An earlier report said that the petrol engine (new 1.2L turbo unit) would not be ready at the launch of the Nexon, but Moneycontrol reports that both engine options (new 1.5L 'Revotorq' diesel) will come in multiple variants. A six-speed manual transmission would be default, but Tata Motors could plant the automated manual transmission (AMT) in the Nexon later.

Tata Nexon interior
Tata has presented the production Nexon at two events - Auto Expo 2016 (February 2016) and Geneva International Motor Show 2017 (March 2017).

Below are the confirmed features of the Tata Nexon.

Tata Nexon Features

Exterior

  • LED DRLs
  • LED stop lamps
  • 16-inch Alloy wheels
  • Dual-tone paint option

Interior

  • Automatic HVAC
  • Dashtop Touchscreen for Harman sourced AVN
  • Next-gen connectivity with a host of smartphone applications
  • High res MID
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs with electric fold function
  • Multiple driving modes – Eco, City and Sport
  • Rear AC vents

Safety

  • Dual front airbags
  • 9th generation ABS with EBD with Corner Stability Control
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points

[Source - MoneyControl]

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