2020 Tata Nexon: What the facelifted version could look like

The Nexon is one of the most popular car by Tata in India currently. Much before the Harrier was launched, it was the Nexon that got people talking about Tata again. Though now it may not have that edge against its newly launched rivals, the Nexon was quite a good seller for a substantial time period. In order to reinstate the Nexon a tough rival in the sub-4 meter SUV segment again, Tata is currently working on the facelifted version of the SUV. The Nexon facelift has already been spied testing on roads and the spy shots suggest quite a few changes on the car. As always, we decided to give you a sneak peek on how the Nexon facelift might look like in its production form through the render below.

Made by CarToq’s in-house graphics sorcerer Vipin Vathoopan, the render is based on the recent spy shots of the car, a few speculations and inputs from our able team. The result, therefore, looks quite good and we would not be surprised if the production version of the Nexon facelift might turn out to be very similar to this render. Talking about the render, we can see that the front end now carries a bolder and SUV like stance compared to the current Nexon. The headlamps now carry a more conventional but modern design and will get built-in LED-DRLs.

The bumper could carry a more mature, squarish design as seen in this render which also lends a more SUV like stance to the vehicle. The fog lamps are housed in a large hexagonal housing while the bumper lip is marked by a silver bash plate. The grille is likely to carry the same honeycomb design but is a bit sleeker than on the current generation model. Moving to the side, we see that not much has changed here and the same was seen in the spy shots of the Nexon facelift. The alloy wheels could get a redesign, though the test mules sported the same units.

Towards the rear, Tata could give a similar redesign to the Nexon facelift as seen on the front end of the car in the render here. This means that the taillights could get sleeker while the design would be more square than curvy. A major design upgrade is not expected since this is a facelift and not a generation update.

Talking about the interiors of the 2020 Nexon facelift, they are likely to remain the same apart from a few tweaks here and there. The interiors of the upcoming Nexon have not been spotted till date and hence it can’t be said with surety that what all alterations will Tata make. We expect a larger infotainment system, slightly tweaked dashboard design and maybe a few changes in the cabin’s colour theme.

Powering the car will be the same set of engines, which includes 1.3-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. Further, both the engines will be upgraded to meet the BS6 emission norms. The 6-speed manual and AMT options will also be carried over on both the engines. With all these upgrades, the prices of the Nexon facelift are expected to go up. However, Tata will try to keep the prices competitive as with most of its cars. The car is expected to be showcased at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo with a launch following in a month or two. Tata is also working on the electric version of the Nexon along with the performance-oriented JTP variant of the sub-4 meter SUV.

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