Tata Nexon 2023 Smart, Pure, Creative and Fearless Variants Explained: Which One Should You Buy?

The new Nexon SUV for the Indian market was recently introduced by Tata Motors. The facelifted model underwent extensive visual and functional modifications, and changes to the available powertrains. Customers can choose between 11 variants, two engine choices, and a range of transmission options.

By Reetika Bhatt | on September 9, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The new Nexon subcompact SUV for the Indian market was recently introduced by Tata Motors. The facelifted model underwent extensive visual and functional modifications, including changes to the available powertrains. Prospective customers can choose between 11 variants, two engine options, and a range of manual, AMT, and dual-clutch automatic transmission options while booking the Nexon for a token amount of Rs 21,000. Furthermore, six exterior paint schemes are on offer for the improved Nexon, which include Pure Grey, Flame Red, Daytona Grey, Pristine White, Creative Ocean, and Fearless Purple. With optional Plus and S versions, the newly debuted model is broadly available in a total of four variants – Smart, Pure, Creative, and Fearless. Let’s take a detailed look at what each variant has to offer in terms of features.

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Tata Nexon 2023: Powertrain Options

The facelifted model will have the same engine configurations as the previous iteration of the Nexon. Customers will have a choice between two engine options – a 1.5-litre diesel engine providing 113bhp and 260Nm of torque and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine generating 118bhp and 170Nm of torque. Both engines come with manual and automated manual transmissions (AMT), while the turbo-petrol version now also offers a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as a backup option. Additionally, the dual-clutch transmission will have paddle shifters for individuals with a penchant for engaging drive experience.

Let's take a quick look at all variant powertrain combinations. Only the base-spec Nexon Smart model is available with the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and 5-speed manual transmission. The Pure trim can be had only with a 6-speed manual, along with either a turbo-petrol engine or a diesel unit. For both gasoline and diesel engines, the Creative trim is available in both manual and automatic versions. Lastly, the top-tier Fearless version does not offer a 6-speed AMT with the turbo-petrol unit.

Tata Nexon 2023: Variant-wise Feature Set

Tata Nexon Smart

- Six airbags
- Electronic Stability Program
- LED headlamps and DRLs
- LED taillights
- Multi-drive modes
- Two-spoke steering wheel with illuminated Tata logo
- Front power windows
- Reverse parking sensors
- Central lock
- Hill hold control
- Tilt steering wheel

Tata Nexon Smart + (In addition to Smart)

 - 7-inch Harman-sourced touchscreen infotainment system
- Four speakers
- Shark-fin antenna
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 
- Steering-mounted controls
- All power windows
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs

Tata Nexon Smart + S (in addition to Smart)

- Auto headlamps
- Voice-assisted electric sunroof
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Roof rails
- Knitted roof liner

Tata Nexon Pure (in addition to Smart +)

- Bi-Function LED headlamps
- Connected LED taillights
- Wheel covers
- Roof rails
- Rear AC vents
- Touch-based HVAC controls
- Rear power outlet
- Follow-me-home headlamps
- Four-inch digital instrument cluster
- Voice commands

Tata Nexon Pure S (in addition to Pure)

- Voice-assisted electric sunroof
- Anti-glare IRVM

Tata Nexon Creative (in addition to Pure)

- Sequential LED DRLs and tail lamp
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Six speakers
- 7-inch digital instrument cluster
- Automatic climate control
- Push start/stop button
- Height-adjustable driver seat
- Top-mounted rear wiper and washer
- Cooled glove box
- Rear-view camera
- E-shifter
- Paddle shifter
- Luggage cover

Tata Nexon Creative + (in addition to Creative)

- 10.25-inch Harman-sourced touchscreen infotainment system
- 360-degree surround camera
- Front parking sensors
- Blind view monitor
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Auto-dimming IRVM
- Cruise control

Tata Nexon Creative + S (in addition to Creative +)

- Voice-assisted electric sunroof
- Height-adjustable driver and co-driver seats

Tata Nexon Fearless (in addition to Creative +)

- Welcome and goodbye signature DRLs and tail lamp
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with navigation display
- Eight speakers
- Air purifier with dust sensors
- Wireless charger
- Rear defogger
- Front fog lamp with cornering function
- One touch-up/down driver window
- 60:40 split rear seats
- Express cooling
- Leather wrap steering wheel
- Power outlet in boot

Tata Nexon Fearless S (in addition to Fearless)

- Voice-assisted electric sunroof

Tata Nexon Fearless S (in addition to Fearless)

- Ventilated front seats
- Premium Benecke Kaliko leatherette seats
- Height-adjustable co-driver seat
- Sub-woofer
- JBL-sourced music system
- 10.25-inch slim bezel touchscreen infotainment system
- iRA connected features
- E-call and B-call
- Navigation services
- Weather updates
- OTA updates

Also Read: Tata Nexon Facelift Unveiled with Updated Design, Bookings to Open on September 4

Tata Nexon 2023: Expected Price and Rivals

The 2023 edition of the Nexon is expected to go on sale at a higher price than the outgoing model (Rs 8 lakh, ex-showroom), given the considerable improvements. It will compete with the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Nissan Magnite, and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 facelift.

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