Tata Nexon Facelift: New render shows what the compact SUV could look like

Tata Motors is working on a facelifted version of the Nexon, which is expected to be launched in the coming months. The Nexon is the first sub-4m compact SUV from the brand and was once quite popular in the market. Recent launches like Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue has caused the sales of Tata Nexon to slow down. However, Tata is working on the facelifted version, which has already been spotted testing on the Indian roads. Here is a rendering image, which shows what exactly the newly launched car may look like.

Tata Nexon Facelift: New render shows what the compact SUV could look like

The upcoming Tata Nexon will now look quite different from the current Nexon, especially from the front. Tata launched the all-new Nexon in the Indian market in 2017 and in two years, a facelifted model will keep the vehicle fresh in the market. The facelifted version of the car will also highlight the car among its competitors and will ensure that it gets maximum visibility in the market. Nonetheless, Tata has already started testing the vehicle under heavy camouflage. However, the front-end of the vehicle has been spotted through the camouflage. Shoeb R Kalania has created a rendering image for IAB of the vehicle that indicates how the production version may look like.

The digitally rendered image indicates what the Tata Nexon may look like and since it is based on the test vehicle, the production model may look exactly the same. The new facelifted Tata Nexon is expected to be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo. Looking at the rendering image, the new Nexon will get a new set of headlamps and grille. The new combination of the grille and the headlamps, the Nexon will look sleeker than the current version. The rendering image also indicates that the grille and the headlamps will get be aligned while there will be a small kink in the bumper that will bring out a sporty design. The headlamps of the Tata Nexon get LED DRL and the elements inside the headlamp make it look premium. There were many rumours claiming that the Nexon will get split headlamps design similar to the Harrier. However, Pratap Bose, the head designer of Tata Motors said that the brand is unlikely to follow the “Chinese Doll” structure. There are even new fog lamps, which are likely to be LED.

Tata will not change the overall shape of the car but adding a fresh look to the sides, there will be newly designed alloy wheels. The beltline along with the window, which gets a contrasting colour in the current version may become slimmer. The rear may remain similar to the current version except for the new tail lamps.

Tata is likely to offer the Nexon in both petrol and diesel versions even after the BS6 compliance sets in. The current 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel will be made compliant to the new emission norms. Tata will also launch an all-electric version of the car.

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