The Tata Nexon compact SUV is a sub-4 meter offering with a high ground clearance, which is meant to make it driveable on rougher roads. But off roading? Well, a bunch of Tata Nexon owners met up for a stint of off-roading in the National Capital Region (NCR) and captured it all on video.
As the video indicates, the Nexon has enough ground clearance to cross many obstacles off the beaten path, but it is still not a true blue off-roader. It’s very easy to get the Nexon or any such sub-4 meter front wheel driven compact SUV stuck off the road. So, it’s important to be realistic about the capability of such crossovers, whose lack of all wheel drive systems, makes them merely urban runabouts capable of handling the occasional gravel track.
The Nexon is India’s least priced sub-4 meter compact SUV, and is a big hit for Tata Motors, thanks to its sharp pricing. It gets two engine options, both of them turbocharged, and they produce class leading outputs. The petrol engine is a 1.2 litre unit with 108 Bhp and 170 Nm on tap. The diesel engine is a 1.5 litre unit with 108 Bhp-260 Nm. Both engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes as standard.
Tata now offers 6 speed AMTs on both the petrol and diesel versions of the Nexon. The AMT variants of the SUV were launched last week, and are available on the top-end XZA trims. Soon, lower variants of the diesel Nexon are also likely to get the AMT option. The Nexon’s AMT has segment leading features. In fact, it’s the most advanced AMT sold in India, with features such as hill hold, kick down mode and a crawl mode. The compact SUV competes with the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Brezza. Prices of the Nexon start from Rs. 5.95 lakhs.