The Tata Nexon crossover concept shown at the Auto Expo this year is 21 months away from its market launch in India. The concept previewed a sub-4 meter length crossover that would rival the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Mahindra S101.
According to Pratap Bose, head of design at Tata Motors and the Nexon concept's creator, the production Nexon will remain true to the concept car. In a recent interview, he says that the Nexon with its "coupe-like profile" will stand out in its segment which otherwise consists of cars with a "boxy" design. Bose states that the crossover will stand out for its "silhouette and stance".
The Nexon is based on the Vista platform (also underpins the Bolt) and gets several styling details carried over from the Tata MegaPixel concept. The concept car was powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine capable of producing 110 PS and 170 Nm of torque, and a top-speed of 180 km/h. Coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission, Tata claimed the Nexon would achieve 17.6 km/l.
Features such as LED headlights, an electric 4WD system, floating console and double sliding doors were seen on the concept car. To recap, the Nexon concept measured 4 meters in length, 1.73 meters in width, 1.6 meters in height with a wheelbase of 2.54 meters.
You can read about what Bose told IndianAutosBlog.com about the Nexon, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, here.
[Source - ET Auto]