Tata Nexon the first sub-4m compact SUV in the Indian market is also one of the best-sellers from the manufacturer in the Indian market. The Tata Nexon is not a 4X4 set-up. However, it gets the highest ground clearance in the segment, which ensures that goes through most of the challenging situations without any problem.
This video of Tata Nexon from Chota Dhara, which falls on the treacherous route between Kaza in Spiti Valley to Manali shows its true capability. The video uploaded by Himachali Bhardwaj shows the Nexon crossing various types of surfaces successfully.
At first, the Nexon can be seen going over some slippery and slushy surfaces without facing any problem. The sub-4m SUV goes over the slippery roads without breaking a sweat. The next terrain conquered by the Nexon is a path made up only of rocks. Now, this kind of roads can be very slippery and the vehicle can get stuck easily. However, the Nexon goes over it easily. In the end, the Nexon can be going through a water crossing too.
In all the three types of terrains seen here, the Nexon comes out to be a winner. It should be noted that the Nexon gets a huge ground clearance of 209mm. It is the highest ground clearance in the segment and it is quite helpful while tacking such roads. Apart from the capable vehicle, the skills and the experience of the driver on such road are a huge factor in ensuring that the vehicle does not gets stuck in difficult terrains like this one.
Any other car with an experienced driver will be able to do it too. However, it would not look as easy as it did for the Nexon. Vehicles with lower ground clearance have to find a path, which is smooth enough for the vehicle’s low ground clearance. The lower clearance makes it difficult to drive through such terrains but if the tyres have ample grip and the driver knows how to tackle different kinds of surfaces, any regular car can cross such courses.
The Tata Nexon, just like all the other cars in the segment does not offers 4WD system. Also, it does not get any terrain mode system like the Tata Harrier. The car crossed through all the challenges purely because of its ground clearance, torque and driver’s skills.
The Tata Nexon is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market. There is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and peak torque fo 170 Nm. The diesel variants get the 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum of 108 Bhp and peak torque of 260 Nm. Both the engine options get a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission.