Tata Nexon, the first sub-4m compact SUV from the manufacturer became a popular vehicle in the Indian market soon after its launch. However, with the launch of the competitors, the Nexon came down the sales chart. However, Tata will soon launch the new version of the Tata Nexon and it will get a host of changes. What changes? Well, here are five big changes that you need to know.
A new face
Even though the upcoming Nexon will not be an all-new car, it will get a few minor updates to keep it fresh in the market. Tata is likely to use the latest design language on the Nexon and update the front-end. However, the facelifted version is not expected to get a split headlamp set-up like the Harrier. Instead, a few updates like a new grille and new headlamps will make way to the facelifted version of the car.
The Nexon will also get an electric version and the same has been confirmed by the Chairman of Tata Motors, N Chandrasekaran. The details of the Nexon EV are not known but since the government is pushing for the electric vehicles in India, the Nexon will be one of the four models that will form the Tata’s EV line-up in India. It will be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and is expected to go at least 300 km on a single charge. The Tata Nexon EV will take on the likes of upcoming Mahindra XUV300 EV in the market.
More powerful version
The Tata Nexon is already quite powerful and both the petrol and diesel variants of the sub-4m compact SUV produces more than 100 Bhp of power. Tata is also working on a high-performance version of the car under the JTP banner. It will be the third JTP model after the Tiago and the Tigor in the market and will be more powerful than the regular Nexon. Tata is likely to use a bigger turbocharger with the diesel engine option available with the Nexon and the power output is expected to be around 130 Bhp. Other changes like stiffer suspension will also be added to the JTP version while the exterior will look different with the use of aggressive add-on body kit just like the Tata Tiago JTP.
With the BS6 emission norms coming up for the Indian market, Tata will update both the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that are available with the Nexon. Both the engine options will be updated with the facelifted version, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year or early next year.
New spy pictures of the Nexon’s interior show that the vehicle will get added features. The Nexon is pretty loaded with features, however, it misses out on the cruise control. The facelifted version will get the cruise control system, which will make the highway driving much easier. Also, the latest spy pictures also show that the Nexon will get automatic headlamps, which will make the vehicle much easier to use on a daily basis.