Tata Motors’ hottest and latest car – the Nexon sub-4 meter compact SUV – comes with a love-it/hate-it design, stuff that you just can’t ignore. Someone’s already given the Nexon a makeover, and it does look quite a bit different from the stock version.
This Nexon has been done up by Modsters Automotive of Chennai. Changes aren’t extensive and are mainly to do with the SUV’s exteriors. The bumper insert goes red at the front and the rear, and the red contrast paint job also makes it to the wing mirrors and the C-Pillar.
The modified Nexon also gets side skirts, which give it a slightly lowered stance. The modified compact SUV also runs projector fog lamps with daytime LED surrounds. This is pretty much it in terms of design changes. Under the hood, there are no mechanical changes as well.
The Nexon is now one of Tata Motors’ best selling car, behind the Tiago in terms of total sales. The sub-4 meter compact SUV takes on the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. Sharp pricing and a radical new design are two of the Nexon’s biggest strengths. Prices of this sub-4 meter compact SUV start from Rs. 5.99 lakhs, making it the lowest priced offering in its segment. Tata Motors sells both petrol and diesel versions of the Nexon, currently available only with manual gearboxes.
Tata will add 6 speed AMT options to both petrol and diesel engines. The Nexon AMTs will be launched soon, and bookings are already open at Tata dealerships across the country. The petrol powered Nexon uses a 1.2 liter turbocharged engine with 108 Bhp-170 Nm while the diesel motor is a 1.5 liter turbocharged unit with class leading 108 Bhp-260 Nm outputs. 6 speed manual gearboxes are standard. The AMT variants of the Nexon will get creep and kickdown modes, and could also gain a hill-hold assist. The Nexon AMT was shown at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo.