Tata Nexon, the first sub-4m compact SUV from the Indian manufacturer has gained quite a popularity in the Indian market since its launch in the market. However, the stiff competition in the market and the launch of newer products like the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue has caused a negative effect on the sales of the Nexon. Tata is now working on the facelifted version of the Nexon, which has been spied testing on the Indian roads for multiple times. The latest pictures of the car show clearly how the car will look like in the production form.
The new picture of the Tata Nexon reveals the split headlamp set-up for the upcoming Nexon, which will be similar to the Tata Harrier. However, the set-up will be slightly different from the Harrier that gets LED DRL at the top and the main headlamp cluster in the bumper. The new picture reveals that the main headlamp cluster is the top and the LED DRLs are also integrated into it. The picture shows that it gets dual projector headlamps. Now the foglamp is made substantially bigger in size and is positioned in the bumper of the Nexon. Apart from the major change in the front-end, the rest of the car will remain the same visually. However, a lot of changes are expected to happen under the skin.
To start with, the upcoming Tata Nexon will get powered by a Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) compliant engine. The new norms will be implemented in the Indian market on 1st April 2020 but manufacturers have already started launching vehicles that are compliant with the upcoming norms. Tata will continue to offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the Nexon facelift.
The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and 170 Nm in the current state of tune will continue to power the upcoming Nexon. However, we may see a slight change in power output. Also, the 1.5-litre diesel engine option that produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and a peak torque of 250 Nm will be upgraded to the new norms. Both the petrol and diesel engine options will get the manual and AMT automatic transmission just like the current version of the vehicle.
Interestingly, Tata is also conducting high altitude testing on the Nexon EV, which will be launched alongside the facelifted version of the sub-4m compact SUV. The all-new electric Nexon will become one of the most affordable electric SUV in the Indian market. Tata will also launch the high-performance version of the Nexon, which will get the JTP suffix. All three versions of the Nexon are expected to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, which is scheduled to happen in February next year.