Tata’s all-new compact SUV, the Nexon will be launched in the Indian market later in the year. The vehicle was showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motorshow and has been spied a few times as well. The car was spied by a reader and he happened to send us these images.
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. The 1.2 unit will be a turbo petrol one based on the RaceMo. The engine is also on offer on the Tiago, however in naturally aspirated form.
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 screen will be a standalone one, and will not be flush with the dashboard, as you can see. This is the first time we get a clear view of the interiors of the Nexon without any camouflage.
The vehicle will be launched towards the festive season.