Tata Nexon is the official car sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 cricket tournament. The man of the series in the 2018 IPL will drive home a Nexon. Tata Motors has put together a Nexon called the Mumbai Indians IPL edition.
The sub-4 meter compact SUV gets a couple of Mumbai Indian decals on the front fenders and one decal on the rear hatch lid. The SUV also gets a blue and silver paint job with yellow inserts on the bumpers to give it the colours of the Mumbai Indians IPL team. To add some contrast, the SUV also gets black GT stripes on the hood. There’s a blue matte finish roof wrap as well.
It remains unclear as to whether Tata Motors will actually sell the Mumbai Indian Edition of the Nexon to customers. Considering how popular cricket is and the huge following that IPL teams have, we won’t be surprised to see many eager takers for this particular special edition Nexon.
Meanwhile, we’re just days away from the launch of the Nexon AMT, which will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. The sub-4 meter compact SUV will be the most tech-packed AMT car in the country. It will get hill hold for better safety, and a kickdown option for stronger overtaking performance, stuff not available on other AMT cars sold in India.
Both the petrol and diesel variants of the Nexon will get 6-speed AMT options. The engines will be unchanged though. The petrol motor will be the 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged engine with 110 PS and 170 Nm while the diesel will be the 1.5-litre Revotorq turbocharged unit with 110 PS and 260 Nm. Both engines drive the front wheels of the Nexon and Tata Motors has no plans to launch an all wheel drive version of this compact SUV. The Nexon competes with the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza in India, and is the cheapest and best priced option in its class. The AMT variants are also likely to be very well priced.