Until recently, the Tata Nexon sub-4-meter compact SUV offered only Android Auto. However, Tata had announced at the time of the Nexon’s launch that they plan to offer Apple CarPlay in the near future. Well, the company has finally rolled out an update for the Nexon’s touchscreen infotainment unit that adds the Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity option. This is a really good news for all the iOS users.
The latest software update is available at all authorized Tata dealerships and all the owners of the compact SUV can get it installed totally free of cost. It takes roughly 30 minutes to update the software of the infotainment unit. The introduction of Apple CarPlay comes just weeks after Tata Motors added a vital safety feature to the compact SUV. Basically, the company has added a silicon layer between the projector unit and its wiring to make sure there’s no contact between the wires and the projector setup. This prevents a fire hazard by ensuring the hot projector unit doesn’t burn the wiring of the headlamp.
The recent software update also fixes some bugs that the users have complained of. It may be noted here that many Nexon owners reported troubles with Bluetooth pairing and freezing of the touchscreen unit. It’s also being said that the key fob will soon receive a new cover. The Tata Nexon range starts at Rs 6.29 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 7.33 lakh for the diesel version. The Nexon is available in a range of exterior paint shades, including – Moroccan Blue, Vermont red, Seattle Silver, Glasgow Grey, Calgary White, Etna Orange and combinations of Moroccan Blue /Seattle Silver and Vermont Red/Seattle Silver.
The Tata Nexon has been rather quick with gaining a fair bit of popularity in the sub-4-meter compact SUV segment of the Indian car market. It’s on sale with a 1.2-litre, turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre, turbocharged diesel motor. Both the motors are available with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission as optional. Also, both the engines output a maximum power of 108 bhp. While the petrol motor offers 170 Nm of peak torque, the diesel engine outputs 260 Nm. The SUV also offers multiple driving modes.