Tata has silently increased the power output of Nexon's 1.2-litre Turbo Revotron engine, making it the most powerful petrol model in Tata's current line-up.
Tata glimpsed the BS-VI Nexon facelift in January and followed it up by launching the car towards the end of the month. We then got a chance to see it at the Auto Expo 2020. However, amidst all the excitement, Tata did not reveal that the Nexon's petrol motor has received a bump in power.
A quick visit to the Tata website has revealed the 1.2-litre Turbo Revotron unit's new power figure - 118bhp (or 120 PS). That's a 10bhp gain over the previous version and a 6bhp increase over the Tiago/Tigor JTP. This makes the Nexon currently the most powerful petrol model in Tata's line-up. The torque figure remains unchanged at 170Nm.
With respect to its competition, the petrol Nexon directly rivals the BS-VI Hyundai Venue (1.0-litre Turbo petrol) in terms of power output - both cars produce 118bhp (or 120PS). However, the king of the compact SUV jungle is still the Ford EcoSport - thanks to a marginally higher 120bhp (122PS) power output from its 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol motor. At 172Nm though, the Venue 1.0 turbo petrol is the torquiest of the lot.