It is no secret that Tata is working on their all-new compact SUV, the Nexon. The vehicle was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2016, albeit in concept form. Tata will be launching the Nexon in India next year and the same has been spied a few times before in the country. Here is what the pre-production interiors of the car look like, with camouflage.
This is what we know about the SUV. It will be sub 4-meter SUV, which means it will take on the Brezza and the Ecosport. From the concept, we can tell you that the vehicle will be muscular with wide wheel arches. It’ll feature projector headlamps up front with DRLs and LED tail lamps at the back. On offer will be 16″ alloys and the ground clearance will be 200 mm. Under the hood, what we know is that there will be an all-new diesel engine which will make its debut in the Nexon. It is a 1.5 liter unit which produces 108 Bhp and 260 Nm.
When launched, it will be the most powerful compact SUV in the segment. It will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and will have an option of 3 driving modes (Eco, City and Sport). This can be changed via the knob you see in the spy shot. The petrol engine on the other hand will be a 1.2 liter unit. Now which 1.2 liter unit is not known (it could either be a new turbocharged unit based on the current Tiago engine or could be the engine that is currently on the Bolt and Zest).
On the inside, it’ll get a 6.5″ touchscreen system which deals with the infotainment on the car. On offer is also an 8-speaker Harmon system. This system is however missing in the spy shots seen, which makes us believe it will only be on offer in the higher end variant.
More details on the vehicle will be known closer to the launch, which will take place sometime next year.