Tata Motors is currently in final stages of readying the Nexon facelift for its market launch. The heavily updated Nexon shares a lot of its styling with the Nexon EV, which made its world premiere in Mumbai last month. These spy shots show the Nexon facelift for the first time in its production guise.
As seen on the Nexon EV, the refreshed SUV gets heavily updated front styling, like a more square design, that comprises an updated bumper, headlamps and grille. It also features a new bonnet and front-bumper design, reprofiled fog-lamp clusters, a slimmer grille (that’s more like the Harrier’s) and new headlight units replete with DRLs. The Nexon facelift will not get blue inserts on its exteriors like the ones seen on the Nexon EV. Aesthetics aside, the revisions also make the compact SUV comply with latest pedestrian protection norms that come into effect in October 2020.
Under the hood, the refreshed Nexon will get BS6-ready versions of the current 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engines with the same 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT gearbox options on offer.
In terms of price, the upgraded BS6 engines, various sheet-metal changes and more kit will see the new Nexon cost a decent premium (about Rs 50,000) over the outgoing model. The updated Nexon will see competition from the likes of the refreshed Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (due to launch soon) the Ford EcoSport, the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue in the Indian market.