The Nexon is proving to be a profitable affair for Tata Motors.
Tata Motors is expected to ramp up the production of its Nexon compact SUV to meet its rising demand. Presently, the Nexon commands a waiting period of up to two months.
The increased production capacity of the Nexon is expected to touch around 6,000 units per month, which will approximately be the double of what what Tata manages currently. In October, 2017, Tata moved 3,099 units of the Nexon, making it Tata’s second best selling product after the Tiago hatchback.
Much of Nexon’s success can be credited to its radical, concept car-like design, which has proved to be a hit among the Indian audience. Tata’s first-ever compact SUV gets a big honeycomb grille mesh, which compliments the sleek projector headlights with daytime running lamps. The coupe-like silhouette and broad shoulder lines give the Tata Nexon loads of character. The top-end XZ+ trim gets the option of a dual tone paint scheme as well.
Tata has also given the Nexon different driving modes (Eco, City and Sport), which is a first in the compact SUV segment. The modes are available with both petrol and diesel options - the former is a 1.2-litre turbocharged unit making 108bhp and 170Nm, while the latter is a 1.5-litre turbocharged motor producing 108bhp and 260Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with both engines, with no auto transmission option for the time being.
With Ford launching the heavily refreshed EcoSport, the Nexon’s competition has become a lot more fierce. It will be interesting to see how well does the Nexon hold against the facelifted EcoSport and the best-selling Maruti Vitara Brezza in time to come.