Tata Nexon SUV production begins, launch date inching closer

Showcased for the first time at the Indian Auto Expo 2016, Tata’s first compact-SUV, the Nexon has been spied in a totally undisguised production-ready avatar for the very first time.

Tata has been developing a wide range of products based on their IMPACT design philosophy that aim towards changing the brand image forever, and Nexon will become the 4th model in this new produce range.

Based on the design which has already found way in previously launched products like Hexa, Tiago and Tigor; Nexon features a similar striking body sculpture. While the front fascia is based on the large smiling humanity grille and projector headlamps with bumper integrated DRL’s, new spy shots have revealed what the car would look like from side profile and rear as well, when launched.

Tata has based the production variant largely on the concept that was showcased earlier. Looking at the side profile, there is a crese line that runs from the front of car & gets integrated into the rear end of car defining the IMPACT design language. Floating / coupe like roofline mixed along with smoked out alloy wheels and large side plastic cladding give it a bold look for the segment it’ll belong to.

At the rear end, Tata has worked the design very well. Small tail lights use clear lens cover and look different to other Tara products even from a long distance. Blacked out roof spoiler and a nicely designed tailgate with bumper enhances the looks of the car. Low set number plate area means the boot lid sits down and hence loading and unloading will be easier making it more practical for the segment.

Overall design might also come out as quirky to some, but we love Tata at least working in a totally new direction leaving behind their previous boring designs.

Mechanically, the Nexon will be using a 1.2L Revotron Petrol engine & a newly developed 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine matched to a manual gearbox.

Competing in a segment that includes rivals like Mahindra TUV300, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzki Vitara Brezza, we hope Nexon will stand strong when launched.

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Tejen Dhankhar

Tejen Dhankhar

Anything that has wheels and an engine gets me, simple as it is.