Tata Nexon is one of the safest compact SUV in the segment and is famous among buyers for its looks and the 5 star crash test rating in Global NCAP. Tata Motors gave it a facelift earlier this year which made it look more aggressive and sporty. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment. Tata is also working on couple of new models for Indian market like HBX micro SUV that was showcased at the expo earlier this year. Here we have a video that shows how Nexon would look like if it were to be modified to look like an off-road SUV.
The video has been uploaded by Yogi Sejwal Design on his youtube channel. The video renders an off-road version of the everyday compact SUV Nexon. The render artist makes number of changes to make it look like an off-road friendly vehicle. Starting with front, it has a redesigned front bumper with a skid plate for better protection. It also has a tow hook on the front bumper with four auxiliary lamps mounted above it.
The grille remains the same but now, it gets LED lights in it and the headlamps are also smoked. Moving towards the roof of the vehicle, there is long LED light bar along with a luggage carrier. The main modification or the change that makes it look like an off-road ready SUV are the wheel itself. It gets an all black 5-spoke alloy wheel with chunky tyres that give it an butch SUV look. All these additions to the render does make it look like a more matured SUV than it already is.
The render image looks neat and as the video mentions, it has elements that were inspired from the HBX concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Tata Nexon facelift is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged engine that generates 120 Ps and 170 Nm of torque. The diesel version gets a 1.5 litre turbo unit which generates 110 Ps and 260 Nm of torque. Both the engines are available with manual and AMT gearbox options. The Nexon is also available with an electric powertrain, which gets a battery that delivers a real world range of 250-300 Kms/charge.