The Tata Nexon is a popular sub-4 meter compact SUV sold in India. It generally competes with cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. It is popular among buyers mainly because of its looks, features, safety and value for money. It is one of the safest car in the segment with a 5-star rating in Global NCAP crash tests. Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched facelifted version of this popular SUV with a BS6 compliant engine. Here we have a post from a former Tata Nexon petrol owner who just bought a spanking new BS6 Nexon diesel.
The post has been shared by Hari Sankar on Vandibhranthanmar Facebook page. The post is basically shares the experience with the new BS6 Tata Nexon. He shares all the changes, the bits he loved about the new version and also suggests some of the things that could have been changed. He mentions it in the post that it is just a simple feedback post and not a detailed ownership review.
Starting with the looks, there is a noticeable change from the earlier BS4 version. The BS6 version gets a new front end with a gloss black grille, new sleek looking headlamps with projector type units and LED DRLs with tri-arrow design. The Front bumper has also been revised and gets body coloured tri-arrow inserts on air-dam area. There is also a faux skid plate which gives the BS6 Nexon a more SUVish look.
The owner says that he personally loved the new design in comparison to the older version. The BS6 version gets a new set of alloys for top-end versions and the tail lights have also been replaced with split LED units that get tri-arrow designs. On the inside, the basic layout of the cabin remains the same but looks a bit more upmarket now.
Interiors also have tri-arrow inserts at places like on dashboard and seats. It gets features like fully digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, ESP, ABS and Airbags etc. The owner mentions that the cabin feels a bit more insulated in the BS6 version and the inclusion of the AC vent for rear passenger is also a big improvement.
The person has only done around 250 kms in the new Nexon due to lockdown and for that reason he has not shared a proper review. The diesel version in comparison to his older petrol Nexon is returning good fuel economy. The petrol version returned him a maximum of 11-15 kmpl whereas the diesel version is returning between 17-21 kmpl already. The only bit he did not like was the placement of ORVM adjusting knob which is placed on A pillar.
Tata Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The Bs6 complaint 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine generates a maximum of 120 PS and 170 Nm of torque. The 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine churn out 110 bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engines are available with manual and AMT gearbox options. The price for Nexon petrol starts at Rs 6.95 lakh, ex-showroom and Rs 8.45 lakh, ex-showroom for diesel versions.