The Tata Nexon continues its stellar sales run. The compact SUV just beat the Ford EcoSport in September 2018 sales, clocking 4,297 units compared to the EcoSport’s 3,789 units in the same period of time. The Honda WR-V finished way behind with sales of 2,421 units.
The segment leader continues to be the Maruti Vitara Brezza, which stands head and shoulders above every other sub-4 meter offering sold in India, clocking a whopping 14,425 units. The Brezza’s numbers are more than 3 times the next best seller – the Nexon. This underscores the sheer dominance of the Maruti SUV not only in the sub-4 meter segment but also in the overall SUV space in India.
Coming back to the Nexon’s numbers, they’ve been steady and Tata Motors should be happy that the vehicle is holding its own against established competition. There’s been a small but steady sales growth for the Tata Nexon, and this run is expected to continue as Tata Motors keeps launching special edition versions to keep the SUV fresh.
The Tata Nexon is the best value-priced vehicle in its segment, with prices starting from Rs. 6.31 lakhs. This makes the Nexon cheaper than both the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Brezza, variant to variant. The sharp price tag has been a major driving force behind the Nexon’s sales success.
The Nexon is offered with two engine options – both of them offering class leading power and torque numbers. The 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol motor makes 108 Bhp-170 Nm, while the 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel puts out 108 Bhp-260 Nm. Both engines get 6 speed manual and AMT options, making the Nexon the only SUV in its class to offer automatics on both petrol and diesel engines.
The Tata Nexon gets twin airbags and ABS as standard across the variant line up. It also has a stable body structure, as confirmed by Global NCAP. As for other features, the compact SUV is pretty loaded, and offers much more than the competition in most areas.