Tata Nexon (Tata Osprey) sub-4m SUV snapped up close - Spied

17/12/2015 - 11:05 | ,  ,   | Ashwin Ram N P

Could be the third launch next year after Zica-based sedan.

The Tata Nexon has been snapped testing in Wakad, Pune by a Motorbeam reader, Enosh. The compact SUV is anticipated to be unveiled in its production guise at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida in February.

Tata Nexon X104 front door spied
The Tata Nexon concept was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo and its production version is expected to debut at the 2016 Auto Expo.

Unveiled as the Tata Nexon Concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, the car has started testing indicating that it could be launched in the coming months. It will be positioned above the Tata Zest as a B-segment crossover, rivaling models such as the Ford EcoSport, the Mahindra TUV300 and the upcoming Maruti YBA (codename) which could be called the Maruti Vitara Brezza.

Tata Nexon X104 rear door window spied
The Tata Nexon will compete with the Ford EcoSport, the Mahindra TUV300 and the upcoming Maruti YBA (Vitara Brezza), and it is expected to be priced from INR 5 lakhs.

While the 'Tata Nexon' is the name of the concept, the project is reported to be called the 'Tata Osprey' and the codename of the car is said to be 'Tata X104'. The SUV is based on the Tata Vista’s X1 platform and will duck under the 4 metre length.

Also Read: Production-spec Tata Hexa spotted in Pune – Spied

The Tata X104 is expected to be offered with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, including the new Revotron all-aluminium engine family and the Fiat’s MultiJet diesel unit. Tata Motors could provide the self-developed ‘Revotorq’ engine on the Nexon in place of the MultiJet unit as well.

[Spyshots: MotorBeam]

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