The Tata Nexon is a big hit for the automaker. The 100,000th unit of the Nexon just rolled out from the Tata-Fiat joint manufacturing unit at Ranjangaon, off Pune. It has just taken 22 months for the SUV to scale this mark. The Nexon is the fastest selling Tata SUV in history, and continues to sell strongly for the automaker. Launched in 2017, the biggest thing that the SUV had going for it right from the outset was a very sharp price tag. At Rs. 5.85 lakhs for the base petrol variant, the Nexon represented great value. This price tag gave the Nexon a very strong start in the Indian market, and as word got around about the SUV’s solid build and feature-rich interiors, sales began getting stronger. Tata has steadily increased prices of the SUV. The Nexon’s pricing now starts from Rs. 6.69 lakhs, which is nearly a lakh higher than what it was first launched. Despite this, the SUV continues to be priced quite affordably.
The Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engines, both of them turbocharged. One of the most powerful engines in its segment, the petrol is a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder unit that makes a healthy 108 Bhp-170 Nm. It gets 6 speed manual and AMT options. Like the petrol, the diesel engine of the Nexon is among the most powerful ones in its class. It’s a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder unit with 108 Bhp-260 Nm. Like the petrol, the diesel gets 6 speed manual and AMT options. The Nexon has received much praise for its safe build. Many happy customers have thanked the Nexon’s build quality, which protected them during major crashes. The Global NCAP has also crash tested the Nexon and awarded it a 5 star rating, making it India’s only 5 star safety rated car. Twin airbags and ABS are standard safety features across the Nexon line up.
Tata will soon make the Nexon’s petrol and diesel engines compliant with Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms. The BS6 version of the SUV is a few months away from launch. Also, a facelift is likely for the SUV sometime next year. Don’t be surprised if Tata Motors introduces an electric sunroof on the facelifted version, along with a full styling refresh to make it look like a smaller Harrier. The Nexon could also get a sportier version with the JTP badge. The Nexon’s 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine is likely to be tuned for more performance, and the car could also get stiffer suspension to go with the higher outputs of the engine. Future variants of the Nexon could also include an all-electric variant. The facelifted version could get a mild hybrid option as well.