Tata Nexon to get all-new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine

Tata Motors is all set to launch the new Nexon facelift but with a major change. The new sub-4m compact SUV will come with a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and will also feature a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission gearbox.

Tata Nexon to get all-new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine

The new Nexon facelift will come with the new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and will continue to offer the 1.5-litre diesel engine. Tata will also not update the transmission options. The same 6-speed manual and the 6-speed AMT will continue with the model. But there will be an additional choice with these two options. Tata will also offer a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with the new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

According to ACI, the five-speed manual transmission will be available on the entry-level petrol trims while the 7-speed DCT will be available with the top-spec variants. The mid and higher-spec petrol trims will get the 6-speed manual transmission.

Until now, Tata did not offer a proper, full-blown automatic transmission. It only used to offer an AMT gearbox. The lack of the availability of a fully automatic transmission ensured Tata Nexon could not compete with rivals like the Brezza, Venue, Sonet, Kiger and Magnite.

The diesel variants of the new Nexon will continue to offer the six-speed manual and AMT. Tata has not officially revealed the power and torque outputs of the engine options.

A lot of changes in the new Nexon facelift

The new Tata Nexon will adopt a split headlamp arrangement. This will feature a connected daytime running LED strip that spans the width of the car. The lower section of the headlamps, located on the front bumper, is anticipated to showcase more elaborate LED projectors. The new car will come with a 360-degree camera system that will put it on par with rivals like the Brezza.

Leaked images of the refreshed Tata Nexon, captured during testing, also provide a sneak peek of the upgraded interior. Notably, there’s a new two-spoke multifunctional steering wheel that comes with a glossy black finish in its center hub. It integrates a digital display and is complemented by a new fully digital instrument console featuring a TFT display. The dashboard receives a facelift as well, showcasing redesigned AC vents.

The lower portion of the center console has been reworked, featuring a more premium-looking gear knob and a glossy black finish for the panel housing cup holders and the drive mode controller knob. In terms of upholstery, the test mule displays dual-tone black and purple seats.

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