Tata has special editions of their SUVs. There is the Dark Edition and Camo Edition of the Harrier whereas the Safari is offered with an Adventure Persona Edition. While the changes are only cosmetic they do make their vehicles stand out and feel special. This is what people love as the road presence of vehicles is also increased. Here, we have an older generation of the Nexon that has been modified with the paint job from the Dark Edition of the Harrier.
The video has been uploaded by BROTOMOTIV on their YouTube channel. The modifications have been done by Brotomotiv AutoBody PaintShop. The owner of the Nexon is Arun from Motozip. The Nexon is in a pretty rough shape as seen in the video. It has a lot of scratches, scuff marks, a broken front bumper and some minor dents too. From the condition of the Nexon, we can say that the SUV has been used quite a bit.
The owner dropped off the vehicle in February. Usually, a project like this takes somewhere around 25 to 40 days. But because of the lockdown, the project took a bit longer than expected. The shop also had to wait for some new parts and somebody panels were also replaced. The front bumper is new and the headlamps from the top-end variant have been installed.
After all the bodywork is done, the Nexon was washed and buffed. The whole body was covered with black primer. The paint that was chosen for the Nexon is derived from Volvo XC60 and XC90. The paint colour is known as Onyx Black and some of the body parts were finished in matte black to highlight them. In the interior, the roof liner and the gear knob was also changed to a black one to complement the exterior.
The owner was thinking to upgrade to a larger SUV but after looking at the modified Nexon he is very happy with how the SUV has turned out looking. This Nexon is only two years old and has already covered 1 lakh kilometres. The stock Nexon was the KRAZ edition which came with green accents on the bumpers, wheel covers and outside rearview mirrors. Now, all those elements have also been painted in black. Even Tata’s humanity line that is usually finished in chrome is now black and the roof rails have also been painted black.
The owner opted for black colour because he wanted an understated look. Also, he is from the NCR region where there can be an issue regarding the registration colour not matching the body colour of the vehicle. According to the rules, if a person repaints his car then it should be updated on the registration certificate also.
The whole project took 4 months because of various reasons. The cost of the modification has not been provided in the video. There was quite a bit of work that needed to be done on the Nexon. But the final product came out looking really good and attractive.