Tata Motors has launched its Nexon compact SUV starting at Rs 5.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-spec diesel XZ+ variant costs Rs 9.45 lakh, and the top-end petrol costs Rs 8.60 lakh. Bookings for the compact SUV had begun some time ago for an amount of Rs 11,000 and deliveries will begin this month.
The compact SUV is powered by a new 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 110hp, 1.2-litre petrol motor. Both engines have been launched with six-speed manual gearboxes; a six-speed AMT for the diesel and a five-speed AMT for the petrol model will arrive at a later date.
Tata offers plenty of kit on the Nexon, with even the base variant getting dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reach and rake steering adjust, multiple drive modes (Eco, City, Sport), umbrella holders in the doors and a folding rear seat. The Nexon is the first in its class to feature multiple drive modes for both engines options.
In addition to the standard features, the top-spec XZ+ trim gets an 8-speaker, 6.5-inch touchscreen Harman infotainment system with Android Auto and voice commands for the automatic climate control. It is also equipped with projector headlamps with daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloys, rear parking camera, driver’s seat height adjust, a smart key with push-button start and a dual-tone roof.
The Nexon range offers five exterior paint options: Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Seattle Silver, Glasgow Grey and Calgary White.
With prices starting at Rs 5.85 lakh and going up to Rs 9.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Nexon seems to undercut its rivals, the Maruti Vitara Brezza (Rs 7.24 - 9.91 lakh) and the Ford EcoSport (Rs 7.10 - 10.71 lakh) by a decent margin.
|Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Nexon Revotron XE (P)||Nexon Revotron XM (P)||Nexon Revotron XT (P)||Nexon Revotron XZ+ (P)||Nexon Revotron XZ+ Dual-tone roof (P)||Nexon Revotorq XE (D)||Nexon Revotorq XM (D)||Nexon Revotorq XT (D)||Nexon Revotorq XZ+ (D)||Nexon Revotorq XZ+ Dual-tone roof (D)|
|Rs 5.85 lakh||Rs 6.50 lakh||Rs 7.30 lakh||Rs 8.45 lakh||Rs 8.60 lakh||Rs 6.85 lakh||Rs 7.40 lakh||Rs 8.15 lakh||Rs 9.30 lakh||Rs 9.45 lakh|