Tata Motors is very close to launching the much awaited Nexon AMT in India. The upcoming Tata Nexon AMT variant has been christened the ‘HyprDrive’ and was officially revealed a few hours ago.
The Tata Nexon AMT variant made its official debut at the Auto Expo 2018 in February this year. While it looks almost exactly like the regular models, it comes with a new Etna Orange paint scheme with a Sonic Silver dual tone roof. The Nexon AMT will have a 6-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The new Nexon HyprDrive becomes the first-ever AMT to come with multi-drive modes – ECO, CITY, and SPORT.
These are the same modes that are also available on the MT-equipped Nexon. You also get a ‘Manual Tip-tronic’ model that allows you to shift gear manually without any clutch. Other features of the new AMT include Creep function, Smart Hill Assist, anti-stall, kick down feature and fast off. You also get a Jaguar-like wearable PEPS key that owners can wear as a wristband. Now, how cool is that!
Other than the introduction of the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), there is no other change in the specifications. The Nexon continues to be powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that outputs a maximum power of 108.5 bhp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. The petrol variant of the Nexon is powered by a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that outputs an identical 108.5 bhp but has a lower torque of 170 Nm.
The Tata Nexon offers standard safety features like dual front airbags and ABS with EBD. The compact SUV is even high on practicality with a 350-litre boot space and 60:40 split-folding rear seats to further enhance luggage-carrying capacity.
It also offers a 6.5” floating dash-top touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and an 8-speaker audio system from Harman-Kardon. With the launch of the HyprDrive variants, the Nexon becomes the first-ever sub-4m compact SUV to offer the convenience of automatic gearshift on both petrol and diesel variants.