Tata Nexon, the first sub-4m compact SUV from the brand has become quite popular in the market. The Nexon is also the first Indian made car that has received a five-star safety rating from the Global NCAP. A facelifted version of the Tata Nexon was recently launched in the Indian market and with the update, the car has now more power! It is not more powerful than the Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel variants!
Tata has silently updated the 1.2-litre turbocharged engine of the Tata Nexon that is now BS6 compliant. The same engine now produces a maximum power of 120 PS at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 170 Nm between 1,750 and 4,000 rpm. The torque output remains the same however, the power has increased by 10 PS. Earlier, the same engine produced a maximum power of 110 PS and peak torque of 170 Nm. The Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel produces a maximum power of 90 PS and peak torque of 220 Nm.
The diesel variants of the Nexon remain unchanged. They are powered by the same 1.5-litre BS6 compliant turbocharged diesel engine that produces the same 110 PS and 260 Nm of peak torque. Tata did not officially announce the updated power figures of the Nexon petrol but they have updated the website that shows the new power and torque output of the vehicle. Both the petrol and diesel engine options are offered with the 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT automatic transmission.
With the update, the Nexon now gets a similar power output as the Hyundai Venue 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol. Even the Venue produces a maximum power of 120 PS of maximum power at the similar 5,000 rpm mark. Also, the torque output of 170 Nm remains the same as the Nexon. Tata Nexon has now become one of the most powerful cars in the segment. The Mahindra XUV300 petrol gets powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 110 PS and 200 Nm. However, soon the car will get the Sportz edition powered by a new T-GDI mStallion engine. The new engine produces a maximum power of 130 PS and 230 Nm.
Tata launched the new facelifted version of the Nexon earlier this year and it looks substantially updated all around. The car now gets a new grille, revised bumper, new headlamps with redesigned DRLs, LED projector lamps, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, union-jack inspired LED tail lamps and more. The cabin also gets updated with new seat fabric, updated infotainment system, vehicle located, electrically controlled sunroof, and more. Tata also launched the electric version of the EV in the market and it is currently the only car to offer a petrol, diesel and EV version in the Indian market.