The Nexon was Tata’s first attempt at a small, sub-4 meter SUV and it turned out to be quite a good product. It is also one of the safest cars on sale in India today and though sales have been low lately, the Nexon still enjoys a good reputation in the market. Tata is currently working on the facelifted version of the Nexon that will hit the streets next year. Though a few spy shots have surfaced until now, they only give a faint idea of how the car may turn out to be in terms of aesthetics. For the same, the video below by SRK Designs shows a speculative render that gives a good idea of how the Nexon facelift may look like.
The current Nexon received quite a few praises for its design at the time it was launched. Even now the design of the car feels quite fresh amid a ton of rivals in the sub-4 meter segment. Going by this render, we see that Tata could change quite a few of the key design elements of the Nexon, including that curvy yet muscular front end. The Nexon facelift here features a modern and butch looking face with pentagonal fog lamp housings and a sleek but wide grille underlined by a chrome bar. The headlamps are also sleeker units while the bonnet gets sculped lines for a muscular look.
The wheels arches are more pronounced now while the roofline seems to be higher than on the current model. On a whole, this render suggests a more SUVish stance for the upcoming Nexon facelift, though the final design would only be revealed closer to the unveiling date. It is expected that Tata could unveil the car at the upcoming 2020 New Delhi Auto Expo, bound to happen in February next year. Apart from the Nexon facelift, Tata would also reveal the production-spec version of the Buzzard (7-seater Harrier).
Talking about changes in the cabin, it is expected that the basic layout will be kept intact. However, the Nexon facelift will come with several new and upgraded features including a larger touch infotainment system among others. The layout could be tweaked a little bit with new inserts but Tata would most probably not play around with the cabin design. The steering wheels design could be changed too.
As for the engines and transmissions, the Nexon facelift is likely to use the same set of engines as on the current model. However, the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine will be updated to meet the BS6 version of the engines. The price of the facelifted Nexon will also increase a bit but as with most Tata cars, they will remain in a competitive range.