The sub-compact SUV Nexon from Tata Motors is currently one of the most popular SUVs in its segment, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. However, that does not detract from the fact that the model has been out for quite some time now and needs an extensive update. Thankfully, Tata Motors is aware of this demand and is working on the facelifted iteration of this model; its camouflaged test mules have been spotted multiple times. Now, taking inspiration from these test mules, a front and rear rendering of what will be the new Nexon Facelift has been shared online, giving us a good idea of what will be coming in the next few months.
Autocar India has shared the front and rear renderings of the upcoming Tata Nexon Facelift online. From the rendered pictures, we can easily see that the model will receive a much-needed design overhaul, and this new design language has been inspired by the forthcoming Tata Curvv coupe SUV and Harrier EV. The entire front and rear of the upcoming Nexon has been redesigned, and the interior will also undergo a massive overhaul to meet current modern standards.
Starting off with the design updates on the exterior of the model, the most significant change is the upcoming Nexon’s split headlamp design, inspired by the upcoming Curvv SUV. This redesign aligns the Nexon with the Punch, Harrier, and Safari models, all of which share this design. Additionally, the updated Nexon’s exterior appears to be more upright and squarish.
The new model will also receive new signature LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) with sequential lighting elements, positioned high on the face to blend with a slimmer grille. The front bumper has been completely redesigned, wider and taller, with C-shaped protrusions housing the main headlamp cluster and fog lamps. The signature Y-shaped design motifs will also be completely removed from the Nexon’s front end.
Moving to the side profile, changes are minimal, with the doors remaining identical to the outgoing model. A few differences include the removal of the contrasting band below the window line and the addition of new diamond-cut alloy wheels featuring a five-petal-like design with a dual-tone finish. At the rear, the new Nexon will mirror the front design elements, with C-shaped protrusions housing reflectors and a full-width LED light bar for tail lamps. The rear bumper, similar to the front bumper, will also undergo a complete redesign.
Regarding the interior, there are no digital renderings at the moment showcasing the redesigned dashboard of the forthcoming Nexon. However, recently leaked images during testing provide a glimpse of the extensively revamped interior. From these recent spy shots, it’s apparent that a new two-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, adorned with a glossy black finish in its center hub, will be added to the Nexon. Additionally, a digital display and a new fully digital instrument console featuring a TFT display will be introduced, along with redesigned AC vents.
Tata Motors has also refreshed the center console design by introducing the recently debuted 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, first seen in the Nexon EV Max. Changes have been made to the lower section of the center console as well, featuring a more upscale gear knob and a glossy black finish for the panel housing cup holders and the drive mode controller knob. The test mule showcases dual-tone black and purple seats for upholstery.
On the powertrain side, the upcoming Tata Nexon facelift will incorporate an updated 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, while retaining the existing 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The 6-speed manual transmission will remain in the new version, though the 6-speed AMT is likely to be replaced with a fresh 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, similar to the one utilized in the Altroz DCT.