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Tata Nexon goes off roading in the Himalayas

Tata Nexon is one of the popular sub-4 meter compact SUVs sold in the country. It recently got a facelift along with a BS6 compliant engine and it competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 in the segment. It is also one of the safest car in the segment with a 5 star rating. Tata Nexon or any other car in this segment is not a proper SUV and do not come with AWD or 4X4 options. They are meant for urban commute and tackling rough or broken roads in city and rural areas. Here we have video that shows how a vlogger has pushed Tata Nexon to its limits by driving it on really rough roads in the Himalayas.

The video has been uploaded by Ridiculously Amazing on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing Nexon being driven through rough roads of Himalayas. The vlogger was on his way to Adi Kailash as the title of the video says. It is probably the first front wheel driven car to reach this place. The video shows vlogger driving the Nexon through places with literally no roads.

Initially, he is seen driving the Nexon through narrow mountain roads with no tarmac on it. The whole place is filled with dust and sand and cars and other commercial vehicles coming from opposite side are also making things harder. After some time, the terrain completely changes and Nexon is climbing a steep section with several hairpin turns. The terrain was so loose that the wheels were spinning at places.

The video even shows a section were he is driving through a river bed with huge stones. Vlogger carefully drives the car through those section without getting beached and hitting the bottom. Nexon was definitely struggling at places as it is not meant to do such hardcore stuff. It is made for city and highway commute and handle some rough roads within city limits.

Towards the end of the video, the vlogger can be heard saying that, the terrain is quite challenging and they had to reverse the vehicle at couple of places just because, it could not find grip. Nexon is available with a petrol and diesel engine option and the once vlogger was driving was the diesel version. Tata Nexon petrol version is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine whereas the diesel version uses a 1.5 litre unit. Both petrol and diesel engine options comes with manual and AMT gearbox option.

The Nexon is also available with an electric powertrain. In fact, the Nexon EV is the best selling electric car in India, having clocked sales of 2,200 units in just 10 months of launch. The Nexon EV is also the fastest Tata car sold in India with a 0-100 Kph time of just 9.9 seconds. The priciest Nexon on sale, the electric variant is priced at Rs. 13.99 lakh, ex-showroom.