Tata Nexon AMT spotted in India; Compact SUV already seen in dealerships

Last month, Tata held the media drives for the Nexon and after having a close look at the vehicle, everyone came away very impressed. The company has planned to launch the new vehicle in September. While the vehicle will only be on offer with a 6-speed manual transmission initially, an AMT is expected at a later date. Here is a spy video of the same:

The Nexon manual comes with a 6-speed unit, both on the petrol and diesel versions. The company currently has the 5-speed AMT on the Zest, the Tiago and the Nano, however an all-new AMT is expected for the Nexon.  This will most likely be a 6-speed unit as well.

The Nexon currently comes with 2 engine options, a 1.2 liter turbo petrol making 108 Bhp and 170 Nm and a 1.5 liter turbo diesel making 108 Bhp and 260 Nm. The car is offered with 3 driving modes, Eco, City and Sport. In addition to this, the Nexon will get a lot of cool features, like a standalone touch screen system with Android Auto and compatibility for Apple car play at a later date and a wearable watch type key for those who are into outdoor activities.

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While the launch is to take place later in the month, dealers have already started receiving vehicles. The company also displayed the Nexon at certain Ganapati pandals across Mumbai to get more publicity. For the first time, a FB user, Amit Kumar  was able to snap pics of what the base model Nexon looks like.

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Exact variant details are not yet known, but what is evident is the lack of projector lamps, fog lamps, the rear wiper and alloys. The company has started taking bookings for the new vehicle, however pricing will only be revealed later in the month, when the official launch takes place. There have been reports that the pricing will start as low as Rs 6.5 lakhs and it would undercut the Brezza.

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