Tata Nexon is one of the most popular compact SUV in the sub-4 meter SUV segment. Tata Nexon competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment. One of the main reason why Nexon is quite popular among buyers is because of its build quality. It is one of the safest car in the segment with 5 star ratings at Global NCAP crash test. We have seen several videos and images online where the build quality of Tata Nexon is shown. Here we have a video, where a Tata Nexon owner is so impressed with the build quality that he sold his old Nexon and bought another one.
The video has been uploaded by Ridiculously Amazing on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks to a Tata owner about his experience with the Tata Nexon. The owner used to drive a 2017 model Tata Nexon SUV and he covered over 1.40 lakh kms on odometer. The owner also mentioned that his older Nexon was involved in two accidents and he said, he only survived because the build quality.
After using it for 1.40 lakh kms, he dumped the SUV and started looking for another option. He considered Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon before buying the SUV. The owner said that he likes going on road trips and the smaller boot is the only thing that the owner did not like about the XUV300. In terms of safety, Mahindra XUV300 is better than Tata Nexon in occupant and child safety.
After XUV300, he started checking out Kia Sonet. He was very happy with the features that Kia was offering him in his budget but, the second row seat was not comfortable. The other factor why he did not finalise Kia Sonet is because of the safety. He said, the previous SUV he owned was involved in 2 accidents and safety was quite important to him. Kia has not sent Sonet for crash test but, after doing a bit of research online, he felt that Sonet was not up to the mark.
That left him with the Tata Nexon again. Tata launched the updated version of Nexon in the market last year and it also offers more features. The owner has opted for diesel engine version as he has a monthly running of over 5,000 kms. Owner is happy with the Nexon but, he did have some suggestions. He said, Tata’s after sales experience needs to be improved and in comparison to the rivals, Nexon’s engine is less refined. Other than this he has not faced any other issues with the SUV.
Tata Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version of the SUV is offered with a 1.2 litre turbocharged unit and the diesel version is available with a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine. Tata Nexon was one of the first SUV in the segment to offer AMT or automatic transmission in both petrol and diesel engine options. Tata is also working on a micro SUV based on HBX platform. The micro SUV is expected to be launched in the market later this year.