Tata is currently the only manufacturer that offers special editions of their vehicles such as they have a Camo and Dark Edition of the Harrier and an Adventure Persona Edition of the Safari. Out of them all, it is the Harrier Dark Edition, which is the most selling SUV. People loved the styling so much that they started customizing their vehicles to look like a Dark Edition. Well, now a Nexon Dark Edition has been spotted at a dealership yard.
The pictures of the Nexon Dark Editon came from Somnath Chikane. It is important to note that Tata has to yet officially launched the new variant. As the new variant has already started reaching dealership yards we can expect the announcement to be soon made.
Tata is using the same black paint for the Nexon as the Harrier Black Edition. Up-front all the grey highlights that we get on the regular Nexon has been blacked out. So, the fog lamp housing and the grille accents are finished in black. On the side, there is a chrome badge mounted on the front fender that says “DARK”. Tata recently updated the alloy wheel design of the Nexon which are smarter than the previous one. Tata is using the same alloy wheels for the Dark Edition but they are now blacked out.
The strip that runs beneath the window and the roof rails still remains grey. At the rear also the only change is the paint scheme the strip that runs between the tail lamps is also grey. Tata has also updated the interior. The Dark Edition has a piano-black insert and a black dashboard. When compared the regular Nexon comes with a dual-tone dashboard and a grey plastic insert in the dashboard.
No mechanical changes
Dark Edition does not mean that there will be any mechanical changes to the vehicle. It will continue to be offered with 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine puts out 120 PS and 170 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine produces 110 PS and 260 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed AMT. There are also rumours that Tata will soon be offering a dual-clutch automatic gearbox with the Nexon. However, nothing is confirmed till now.
Pricing and competitors
The Nexon starts at Rs. 7.19 lakhs ex-showroom and it goes up to Rs. 12.95 lakhs ex-showroom. It goes against other compact SUVs such as Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV 300, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Ford Ecosport, Toyota Urban Cruiser and Kia Sonet.
More Dark Editions could launch soon
Tata could soon launch the Dark Edition of the Altroz also as it has also been spotted alongside the Nexon. Other vehicles like Tiago, Tigor and Safari still are not offered with a Dark Edition. So, there is a slight possibility that Tata introduces the Dark Edition variants to other vehicles also.