The Tata Nexon will be offered in five colours and four variants to choose from
Ever since Tata took the wraps off their compact SUV Nexon, a lot has been spoken and revealed about it. We even got a chance to drive it a month back. At the media drive of the Nexon, the company revealed that the car will be offered with two engine options – petrol and diesel. The petrol powered Nexon churns out 108bhp and 170Nm from a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder motor. The diesel, on the other hand, has been plonked with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder unit that also makes 108bhp. Torque rating, obviously, is higher than the petrol at 260Nm. Both engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. While the specifications of the Nexon have been out for a while, variant information has only just surfaced. Tata will launch the Nexon in four variants – XE, XM, XT, and XZ+. Take a look at what each of the variants has on offer.
Considering that it is the base variant, the XT trim of the Nexon only comes with some basic features like a tilt adjustable steering wheel, a multi-information display with average fuel consumption, distance to empty and the likes, front power windows and a digital climate control. In terms of safety, it comes with front two airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. On the outside, the XE variant also gets Ivory White accents on certain parts around the body.
This variant will possibly be the most value for money of all with a fine balance of adequate features at an affordable price. In addition to the equipment on offer in the base variant, this one also comes with remote central locking, electrically adjustable ORVMs and all four power windows. For ease of parking, Tata has also plonked it with reverse parking sensors. The XM variant also comes with an integrated music system with four speakers, Bluetooth telephony, steering mounted controls and a fast charging USB port up front.
The XT variant doesn’t offer much over the XM due to which sales of this variant will entirely depend on how much premium it demands in terms of price. In addition to the XM variant, it comes with automatic climate control, rear AC vents, a 12V socket at the back, a cooled glove box and electrically folding outside rear view mirrors.
There is a notable difference in the features offered on the XT and the XZ+. Being the top-spec trim, it comes with most of the features that are found in similar compact SUVs. Up front, it has been fitted with projector headlamps with Daytime Running Lights, front and rear fog lamps, dual tone roof, and rear defogger. Comfort and convenience features include Day/Night ORVMs, rear parking camera, button start, height adjustable driver seat, and height adjustable seat belt. This variant also comes fitted with a Harmon-sourced 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment mated to an eight-speaker system with voice command. The rear seats have been fitted with a central arm rest with cup holders and can be folded in a 60:40 split.
Bookings for the Tata Nexon have already commenced at Rs 11,000. About to be launched on 21st September, the Nexon will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Honda WR-V and the Hyundai i20 Active. To be launched with five colour options to choose from, expect the Nexon to be priced between Rs 7-10 lakhs.