Tata Motors is drawing closer to the launch of the latest iteration of its highly popular mid-size SUV, the Nexon Facelift. The model is likely to be unveiled in the middle of September this year, and as the unveiling approaches, a ton of new information about this SUV is surfacing on the internet. Most recently, two renders of the exterior design of this forthcoming SUV were shared, revealing the new redesign. Further advancements have brought about a newly rendered image of the upcoming SUV’s interior, with the picture revealing numerous important details about the Nexon Facelift’s interior.
The rendered picture of the Nexon Facelift’s interior has been shared online by Autocar India. Similar to the exterior renderings, this new render has also been created using details gathered from spy shots of the vehicle’s test mules. Tata Nexon Facelift mules have been spotted on multiple occasions over the last few months in various locations across the country. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that the overall design of this interior has been inspired by the Tata Curvv concept, which the company showcased back in January of this year at the 2023 Auto Expo.
Highlights of the new interior
Turning to the highlights of this interior, as mentioned, the first and most noticeable design update is that the company has adopted a very minimalistic and simple style for the dashboard. The dashboard will be finished in a dual-tone scheme, with the top half in black and the lower portion in a brighter color like white or beige. Another main highlight of this interior is the all-new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This new system has been directly taken from the Tata Nexon EV Max Dark Edition, which was recently launched in the country.
This new infotainment screen will feature the newest user interface, which is a significant upgrade over the outdated interface found in the current-gen model. Moving slightly lower, it can be observed that the air conditioning vents have also undergone a complete redesign, appearing cleaner and sleeker, thereby clearing up the center of the dashboard. The plastic trim of the old model has also been replaced with a much more modern-looking trim.
Another technological highlight of this updated interior is the new fully digital instrument gauge cluster. The exact size of this new screen is not yet known, but it is likely to be substantial and will feature the latest graphics, displaying a wealth of important information. Following this, one of the most talked-about updates in the new interior is the two-spoke steering wheel. This steering wheel was also first seen in the Curvv concept, and its addition aligns with the minimalistic design theme of this interior. It will incorporate all the standard controls from the previous steering wheel and is likely to include controls for the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as well.
In the lower part of the center console, it can also be observed that the traditional switches and physical buttons have been removed. The old physical buttons have been replaced with Tata’s new touch-based control panel for HVAC, which the company has recently patented. This new control panel will feature two physical toggle switches, most likely for temperature and fan speed controls. Apart from that, all other buttons will be touch-based haptic buttons. The last key details to note are that the rotary selector drive selector and manual handbrake have been kept the same as the current model.
Exterior and powertrain update too
The exterior of the upcoming Tata will also be fully redesigned and will feature a brand new front and rear end design. The front will get the signature split headlamp setup with LED DRLs up top and traditional headlamps on the lower part of the bumper. The rear will also get an all-new connected LED taillight design as well.
As for the powertrain side of things, the new Nexon facelift will be launched with an updated 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, while retaining the existing 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The 6-speed manual transmission will remain in the new version, though the 6-speed AMT is likely to be replaced with a fresh 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, similar to the one utilized in the Altroz DCT.