It has come to light that the upcoming Tata Nexon AMT has started reaching authorized Tata Motors dealerships. The revelation comes through spy images that show some units of the Nexon AMT stationed at a dealership stockyard. The Nexon AMT’s launch will take place towards the end of the ongoing IPL season.
The AMT will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. It may be noted here that none of the rivals of this car offers an automatic transmission for the diesel engine. Hence, the launch of the AMT should give this SUV an edge over rivals like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. Powering the petrol variant of the Nexon AMT is a 1.2-litre Revotron engine while the diesel variant is powered by a 1.5-litre Revotorq motor. In terms of engine specifications, the AMT variants don’t get any sort of change. The turbocharged petrol engine outputs a maximum power of 110 PS along with a peak torque of 170 Nm. The diesel engine also outputs 110 PS of maximum power but a higher torque of 260 Nm. For the AMT variants, the motors come mated to a 6-speed automated manual transmission that sends the drive to the front wheels.
The Tata Nexon looks really modern and offers a comfortable cabin, too. It offers three driving modes – Eco, City and Sport. The Nexon AMT offers a creep feature that comes in handy in the Stop-and-Go city traffic. The SUV also gets a Smart Hill Assist feature that stops the SUV from rolling backwards on an uphill road. There’s also a new PEPS key that is exclusive to the AMT variants. Basically, it’s a wristband-like key that can be used instead of a remote for the keyless entry and go.
The Tata Nexon AMT variant is available only in the top-of-the-line XZA+ trim. It will launch with a new Etna Orange body colour and a Sonic Silver dual-tone roof. Bookings of the new model are already underway at authorized dealerships and can be made by depositing a sum of Rs 11,000.