Tata Motors is all set to introduce a brand new XZ variant of the Nexon compact SUV. This variant will sit under the top of the line XZ+ trim as a slightly cheaper option. It’ll be available in both petrol and diesel trims. The XZ Diesel variant is meant to drive more sales towards the Nexon by making the compact SUV even more attractive than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The XZ petrol will aim to draw buyers looking at the EcoSport and WR-V petrol models. Notably, this move from Tata comes in the face of the big price difference of nearly Rs. 1.45 lakhs between the XT and XZ+ variant. Introducing the XZ variant is meant to reduce this price gap. Currently, the Nexon XZ+ petrol starts from Rs. 9.66 lakhs, and the XZ+ Diesel from Rs. 10.77 lakhs.
There are 10 feature omissions from the XZ variant to make it much cheaper than the XZ+ model. They are: dual tone roof, alloy wheels, DRLs, grand center console with front arm rest and Tambour door, rear arm rest, 60:40 rear seat split, front fog lamps, rear fog lamps and rear defogger.
Apart from these features, the XZ variant will get all the other features that the XZ+ trim comes with. This includes twin airbags, ABS, the multi-drive modes, automatic climate control, 8 speaker Harman stereo and reverse parking sensors and camera. The engines and gearboxes will also remain unchanged.
The Nexon will continue with the 1.2 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engines. Both engines get turbocharging as standard. The petrol makes 110 PS and 170 Nm while the diesel is a class leader in its segment with 110 PS and 260 Nm outputs. Both engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes driving the front wheels as standard.
Tata Motors will soon introduce 6 speed AMT options on both the petrol and diesel variants of the Nexon. The Nexon AMT is likely to be the lowest priced automatic in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment. Meanwhile, prices of the Nexon XZ variants will be announced in the next few days.