Tata Nexon is competing really well in the Indian market. The compact-SUV segment is one of the most competitive segment. However, because of its 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test and its safety features the Nexon was able to capture a lot of hearts. Nexon got a facelift in 2020, which made it even more striking to look at. It came with a much flatter bonnet and aggressive front end. The designed resembled a lot with the Land Rover Discovery. Due to this, even more, people attracted to the new Nexon. This also made some people disappointed as the new design was a significant update than the previous one. Here we have the previous generation Nexon that was able to modify to the new generation.
The job was done by Richard Garage and the video has been uploaded on their Facebook page. We can see the owner explaining how he got into an accident and the whole front of the Nexon was damaged. He further states that he has given permission to Richard Garage to modify his Nexon to the 2020 model. He originally bought the 2019 model of the Nexon so it came with the previous design language. We can see that the front projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, turn indicators and fog lamps have been changed. It also gets the new grille from the 2020 Nexon.
The garage was also able to implement the new bumper that looks more aggressive and comes with accents. The Orange colour of the compact-SUV that we see in the video is also not available with the 2020 Nexon. The Nexon here has also been finished in 3D NANO Ceramic Coating which protects the paint and provides a gloss wet look with the compact-SUV.
The rear and the side profile of the SUV has not been modified because there were subtle differences when compared to the 2020 model. There are also no changes to the interior. All the electricals including the projector headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps, fog lamps and the bumper-mounted turn indicators work. We can see the Nexon retains its older designed alloy wheels and tail lamps. The 2020 Nexon comes with a digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, cruise control, rear AC vents, tyre pressure monitoring system and much more. Tata offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and is connected to speakers that are sourced from Harman.
Tata offers the Nexon with a diesel and a petrol engine. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 110 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 260 Nm. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 120 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 170 Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed AMT. The 6-speed AMT has been one of the things that have been holding back the Nexon because it is not the smoothest of the lot. However, the homegrown manufacturer does have a solution to this. Tata is currently working on bringing a 7-speed Dual Clutch automatic gearbox that will debut on the Altroz Turbo which is supposed to get launch next month. The Altroz Turbo will be using the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the Nexon but will get a lower state of tune.