Just a few days ahead of its launch, the all-new Tata Nexon has been spotted undisguised in the open. Compared to the current version, the upcoming Tata Nexon has received significant tweaks to both its exterior and interior, making it a much fresher offering from Tata Motors in the compact SUV category. The new Tata Nexon, seen out in the open, flaunts a new purple-based colour scheme, a first for the compact SUV.
The exterior changes in the pictures by GaadiWaadi show the new Tata Nexon features comprehensive updates to its front and rear profiles, while maintaining its distinctive crossover-like silhouette. The front profile has been refined, drawing inspiration from the Curvv concept exhibited by Tata Motors at the Auto Expo 2023. This iteration showcases a split headlamp assembly, comprising slim daytime running LEDs above and triangular vertical housings for the projector headlamps on the front bumper.
The front fascia of the Nexon also showcases a revised grille, with a slimmer upper grille positioned between the daytime running LEDs and a larger air dam in the center of the front bumper. The fog lamps and their enclosures exhibit a new design, as do the 16-inch machined alloy wheels on the sides. The rear profile appears sleeker with new LED tail lamps connected by an LED light bar spanning the width of the boot lid. The redesigned rear bumper accommodates reverse lamps and rear reflectors on its corners.
The interior of the new Tata Nexon departs significantly from the current model, featuring a fresh layout for the driver’s cockpit and the centre console. Starting with the driver’s cockpit, there’s a new TFT instrument console behind a two-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, with the centre boss adorned with a glossy black finish.
The center console of the dashboard has a refreshed appearance, introducing the new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system from the Harrier and Safari. Below it, a new touch-sensitive panel houses the automatic climate control buttons. It’s expected that Tata Motors will retain the current feature set, including ventilated front seats, a wireless charger, sunroof, and push start-stop button for the new model. Additionally, new features such as a 360-degree parking camera, as confirmed in previous spy shots, will likely be included.
Tata Motors will retain the current powertrains for the new Nexon – a 1.2-liter 120 PS turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-liter 110 PS diesel engine. However, it’s anticipated that the petrol version will offer a new dual-clutch automatic transmission as an option alongside the standard 6-speed manual transmission. The new Nexon will continue to compete with other compact SUVs such as the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Fronx, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger.