Tata has started teasing Dark Edition variants of their vehicles. There will be a Dark Edition of the Nexon EV, Altroz and the Nexon. Earlier, we brought you exclusive pictures of the Nexon EV’s Dark Edition. Now, here we have the Dark Edition of the Nexon on a video. The video is uploaded by HER GARAGE and she explains to us the changes that have been made to the Nexon Dark Edition.
The vehicle that we see in the video is the top-end variant. So, it comes with all the features that Tata Motors is offering with the Nexon. The changes done to the Nexon are only cosmetic. Mechanically, the compact SUV stays the same. The Nexon is finished in Atlas Black colour. This is the same colour that Tata is using on Harrier’s Dark Edition.
The fog lamp surround and the grille are now coloured in piano black. The humanity line is now finished dark grey instead of silver. Then there are newly designed 5-spoke alloy wheels which now come in dark grey. The front fender houses a “#DARK” badging which we also get on the Harrier Dark Edition.
The roof rails and the window belt line is now finished in dark grey. The reflector surrounds and the plastic strip between the tail lamps is also coloured in dark grey. The Nexon badging on the tailgate is coloured in matte black instead of chrome.
Then we come to the interior of the Nexon Dark Edition. The door pads now come with an all-black theme. The grab handle and the door handle gets a piano black finish. The multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel gets piano-black inserts, It comes with leather upholstery and the headrests get #DARK embossed in them.
The dashboard gets a piano-black insert with tri-arrow elements and the centre console also gets a piano-black finish. Even the headliner, sun visors and the buttons for the electric sunroof are also finished in black. On the regular Nexon, the cabin is finished in a dual-tone theme which does open up a sense of airiness but the black theme feels a lot sportier.
No mechanical changes
Because the Dark Edition is only a cosmetic upgrade over the regular Nexon, there are no mechanical changes. So, it continues to come with a petrol and a diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is turbocharged. So, it produces 120 PS of max power and 170 Nm of peak torque. There is also a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 110 PS of max power and 260 Nm of peak torque. You can have both engines with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed AMT.
There are also rumours that Tata will be launching the Nexon with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, as of now, nothing is officially confirmed and the launch timeframe is also not known.
Pricing and competitors
The Nexon starts at Rs. 7.19 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 12.95 lakhs ex-showroom. The Dark Edition is expected to cost around Rs. 20,000 more.
The Nexon will continue to compete against Renault Kiger, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Ford Ecosport, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite and Kia Sonet.