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Tata Nexon loses diesel variants

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Tata silently updated the new Nexon in the Indian market. The brand is now possibly reshuffling the variant list by removing a few trims from the diesel line-up. According to reports, leaked communication between the manufacturer and the dealerships suggests that the XE, XMA, XZ and XZA+ (S) trims are likely to get discontinued. Reports also indicate that dealerships are also not accepting orders for the trims mentioned above. In addition to this, the Tectonic Blue colour on the Nexon also appears to be discontinued.

Tata Nexon Price

The Tata Nexon starts at INR 7.20 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi for the petrol model and INR 8.50 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi for the diesel. Interestingly, the XE trim in the diesel is the entry-level model. This means after Tata discontinues the XE trim, the entry-level model will likely go up in days to come. The XMA, XZ and XZA+ (S) trim come with a price tag of INR 8.76 lakh, INR 10.49 lakh and INR 11.16 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi, respectively. The top-of-the-range petrol manual comes at the price of INR 11.03 lakh ex-showroom. The top-spec diesel manual comes with a price of INR 12.36 lakh ex-showroom, and the fully-loaded diesel AMT (Automatic) comes at the price of INR 12.96 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.

Tata Nexon Recent Updates

In the past, Tata updated the Nexon with a new updated tri-arrow grille design. Tata recently updated and silently launched the Nexon with changes to its exterior and interior. The latest updates include a new U-shaped 8-spoke dual-tone machine finish. The new alloy wheels are more straightforward in design but feature a similar dual-tone colour, likely the predecessor.

On the inside, the compact SUV features a new stylised ‘Nexon’ logo on the dashboard fascia, replacing the row of hotkeys for the infotainment system. The eliminated buttons include Home, Favourites, Previous/Next, Smartphone, the Back button and two rotary knobs for seeking tracks and volume. The new dashboard is uncluttered and minimalist in design.

Tata Nexon BS6 – Engine Specifications

The Tata Nexon comes with a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine turbo-petrol engine. The motor makes 120 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque. The brand offers a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 110 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque in the diesel avatar. Both engines come with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT option.

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