Tata Nexon gets a design update with a new front grille

Tata Nexon is one of the popular mid size compact SUV from the home grown manufacturer. It is one of the safest car in its segment with 5 star rating in global NCAP crash test. Earlier this year, Tata gave Nexon a facelift as part of the BS6 transition. Nexon received number of changes in comparison to the older version and one such design element that was seen all over the car was the usage of tri-arrow design elements. Tata has now quietly discontinued the tri-arrow design inserts seen on the front grille and replaced it with bi-arrow inserts.

As of now, a proper reason for this revision is not known, the dealers have received notification from Tata Motors stating that the tr-arrow design has been discontinued. One of the possible reason why this could have happened is because of its similarity with Mercedes-Benz’s three pointed star logo. There have been several discussion on the internet where the tri-arrow design elements on the Nexon were compared with Mercedes-Benz logo.

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Mercedes-Benz logo has more of an angular design whereas the Nexon gets the flat design. The tri-arrow design got silver highlights on the lower front grille and that has now been replaced with a bi-arrow design. The design element that used to look like an upside down ‘Y’, is now looking more like a ‘V’. Apart from this no other design changes will be made to the Nexon.

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The silver finished tri-arrow designs were available with higher trims. The lower variants got an all black treatment which makes no difference at all. The bi-arrow design will only be added to higher trims. Tata Nexon gets a sleek looking headlamp at the front with projector type headlamps, with dual function LED DRL. The front nose gets a gloss black treatment and the new design has definitely given a much more matured look to the car.

It is available with both petrol and diesel engine option. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged unit whereas the diesel version gets a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine. It is the only car in the segment to offer an AMT gearbox on both petrol and diesel engine options. Tata also offers an all electric version of Nexon known as Nexon EV. With changes being introduced to Nexon, there is a possibility that the tri-arrow design on Nexon EV might also be revised.