Tata has confirmed Nexon, the first compact SUV from its stable, the India launch in the festive season. The unofficial booking for the upcoming Nexon has already begun.
The emerging reports suggest some Tata dealerships have started accepting the bookings for the Nexon at a down payment of Rs 11,000. Tata is expected to open the bookings officially for the compact SUV early in August.
The main rivals that the Tata Nexon will lock horns with are the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, both are quite popular in their own ways.
In terms of design, the headlight units feature projector lamps and DRLs while the tail light is an LED unit. The front of the car looks quite burly with the muscular bulges, but the rather quirky looking rear has a very hatchback-like look. The side profile, however, looks butch with its 200mm ground clearance and 16-inch wheels wrapped in 215-section tyres. The rising waistline and the thick C-pillar do look good, but it might reduce the visibility and make things a little claustrophobic for rear passengers.
Tata Nexon will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The Nexon will come powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged Petrol from the Revotron series and 1.5-litre Diesel engine from the Revotorq family. The 1198cc three-cylinder petrol mill will develop 108.5bhp at 5000rpm and 170Nm of torque at 2000-4000rpm and the 1496cc four-cylinder diesel mill will churn out 108.5bhp at 3750rpm and 260Nm or torque at 1500-2750rpm. Both mills will come mated to six-speed manual transmission with multi drive modes – Eco, City, and Sport