Tata Nexon is the most affordable car in the Indian market that offers three different engine modes. The Nexon gets the Eco, City and Sports mode that alters the engine output of the vehicle. Here is a video that shows the difference in the 0-100 timings in all the three different modes.
The video shows a remarkable difference in the timings in various modes. In the City mode, the Nexon reaches the 100 km/h mark in 18.22 seconds while in the Eco mode, it takes 20.98 seconds to hit the ton. As everyone has guessed, the Sports mode of the Nexon is quickest and takes 15.08 to reach the 100 km/h mark. As per Tata the engine output also alters with the change in mode.
The exact engine output in the different modes is not known. A Tata official during the media test drive said that the diesel 1.5-litre engine produces around 69 Bhp in the Eco mode, 89 Bhp in the City mode and 108 Bhp in the Sports mode. The 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the Nexon has a maximum capacity of producing 108 Bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque. The petrol version of the SUV also gets a similar drive-select knob that can alter the power output of the engine. The change in the power output considerably increases the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The Nexon gets a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum of 108 Bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque.
The Tata Nexon has gained immense popularity in the Indian market. It has replaced the Ford EcoSport from the second best-selling vehicle in the segment. The Nexon is an all-new product launched in the Indian market in 2017. It gets a range of range of features including the floating-type touchscreen infotainment system, a 9-speaker system from Harman, rear AC vent, projector headlamps, three-tone body and much more. Both the petrol and diesel engine options get the standard 6-speed manual transmission. The Nexon is also the only car in the segment to offer an automatic transmission with both the engine types. Both petrol and diesel engine options of the Tata Nexon offers 6-speed AMT automatic transmission.
The Tata Nexon is one of the most powerful cars in the segment. It is quite popular being a value-for-money product that attracts a lot of customers towards the sub-4m compact SUV. Tata is expected to offer a high-performance JTP version of the Nexon in the coming times and the launch is expected to happen later this year.
The JTP version of the Nexon could use a higher state of tune of the 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine. The suspension is expected to be made firmer for better handling. The SUV may also be slightly lowered. Tata Motors is also working to launch the all-new Tata Harrier in the Indian market later this month. The brand will launch 6-7 new cars later this year including the all-new H7X and the 45X in the Indian market.