It was almost a year ago that Tata launched the all-new Nexon compact SUV in India. With its stylish design, the Nexon still looks unlike any other SUV in the sub-4-meter segment. With the Nexon set to complete a year on the road, Tata is preparing a special Kraz (pronounced craze) edition of its compact SUV.
The Tata Nexon Kraz Editon is based on the XT variant of the regular Nexon and will be available in Kraz and Kraz+ versions with both petrol and diesel engine options.
Tata Motors has not made any mechanical changes to the Nexon for the limited Kraz edition car but there are a number of neon cosmetic tweaks that add to the fun factor of the UV. The Nexon Craz Edition features a Tromso black paint job along with a grey roof. There are neon green highlights on the ORVMs, wheel caps, the badging on the grille and at the rear. Inside the neon green theme is continued on the surrounds for the A/C vents and the stitching on the seats. The dashboard and the doors feature a piano black finish and there is Kraz badging on the centre console.
Since the Kraz edition is only offered in the XT trim the limited run car does not get a touchscreen display with Android Auto on offer. However, the Kraz edition does benefit from a cooled glovebox, automatic temperature control for the air conditioning, shark-fin antenna, rear air vents and boot lamp.
The Tata Nexon Kraz Edition will feature the same engine options as the rest of the Nexon line-up. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 108.5 Bhp and 170 Nm of torque while the 1.5-litre diesel produces 108.5 Bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an AMT gearbox. However, the Kraz edition will only be offered with a manual gearbox as it is based on the XT variants of the Nexon. The Kraz variant though will retain the multiple drive modes on offer with the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon competes with vehicles, such as the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport in the high sales volume section of the Indian car market that hosts sub-4-meter SUVs. Tata Motors recently rolled out the 50,000th unit of the Nexon from its production facility. The compact SUV has been awarded 4/5 stars for safety in the European NCAP safety tests.