Exclusive: Facelifted Tata Nexon SPIED testing in Leh ahead of 2020 launch

Tata Motors is working on a facelifted Nexon, and the sub-4 meter compact SUV will be launched next year. Test mules of the facelifted Nexon have been spotted testing in various parts of India. Here is one such Nexon spotted in Leh, a town in the higher reaches of the Western Himalayas. Car makers routinely carry out high altitude testing of their vehicles in and around the Ladakh and Spiti regions, and it’s common to spot test mules in this part of India. The Nexon Facelift was also being tested, and the spyshots we have managed to get for you indicate that the facelifted version of the sub-4 meter compact SUV will get new headlamps and a restyled front end. Styling at the rear is also likely to get a big makeover while the interiors are expected to look fresher than before. A bunch of feature additions are also likely.

Tata Nexon Facelift Spyshot 1

Along with the facelift, Tata Motors will give the Nexon compact SUV Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2 liter turbo charged triple cylinder petrol engine that puts out 108 Bhp-170 Nm will be carried over with BS6 certification. This engine is likely to carry over the 6 speed manual and automated manual transmissions (AMT) that it shares with the diesel powered model.

The diesel motor – a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged unit with 108 Bhp-250 Nm – will also become BS6 compliant, and continue with the same gearboxes as the petrol version. Tata Motors is also working on an all-electric version of the Nexon, which is likely to be showcased at the upcoming 2020 Indian Auto Expo. The Nexon’s all-electric variant is also expected to get similar styling cues as the facelifted version.

A speculative render of the facelifted Tata Nexon


Tata Motors’ high performance Jayem-Tata Special Vehicles (JSTV) division is said to be working on a high performance version of the Nexon. A launch timeline has not been specified yet for the Nexon JTP. The Nexon has been Tata Motors’ best selling SUV ever since it was introduced a couple of years ago. Despite a steep increase in competition, the Nexon has managed to average about 4,000 monthly units as sales each month.The upcoming, facelifted version should do its bit to keep the sales momentum going.

Tata Nexon Facelift Spyshot 2

Meanwhile, Tata Motors has also been testing BS6 variants of a range of cars including the upcoming Altroz, Tiago and Tigor. All three cars were also spotted at Manali, alongside the facelifted Nexon.

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