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Tata Nexon 2022 Overview
Tata Nexon has been one of the most successful products by Tata Motors. Now, It got a facelift in 2020 that looks even better and even gets more kit on the inside. And a petrol engine that has 120 horsepower engine & 110 horsepower diesel engine.
Tata Nexon is available in manual and automatic variants. It has petrol – 1.2L Turbocharged Revotron engine and a diesel – 1.5L Turbocharged Revotorq engine. The petrol variant has an engine capacity of 1199cc, 3 cylinders while the diesel variant has an engine capacity of 1497cc, 4 cylinders. The key specification of Tata Nexon includes multi-drive modes – Eco, City, and Sport.
Tata Nexon’s specifications include dimensions – length of 3993 mm, the width of 1811 mm, the height of 1606 mm, boot space is 350 liters, and ground clearance is 209 mm.
The seating capacity of Nexon is 5 and with a fuel capacity of 44 l. Check out the other technical specifications of Tata Nexon including suspension, transmission, brakes, and other specs.
Tata Nexon Exterior
The look of the car is a big departure from the pre-facelift. It looks nice. A lot of this is down to the larger-looking nose.
- It now gets a higher SUV like a bonnet
- The large C-shaped bracket makes it look wider
- And with the integrated bulb
- and the force scuff plate
- Chin is now more SUV like
- The white ceramic highlights are a signature of the Nexon
- And help define the rising beltline,
- It now gets blacked out C pillars to make it less coupe-like.
The new union jack tail lights look interesting. Nexon has now written across the rear. It’s easy to identify this one as the facelift. It even gets four vents at the bottom of the rear bumper to make it look wider.
Tata Nexon Dark Edition
The all-new Nexon #Dark takes the premium design of Nexon to Next Level with the addition of signature #Dark elements in the Exterior & Interior.
Tata Nexon Kaziranga Edition
Tata introduces the Nexon Kaziranga edition, taking it to Next Level with the addition of premium features. Inspired by India’s rich geography and biological diversity while also paying homage to India’s great national parks, this special edition has added premium features with exclusive exterior & interior themes while reinforcing the “Go-Anywhere” DNA of Tata true SUVs.
Tata Nexon Interior
The cabin is more familiar but still substantially updated. So, quite a lot of new things on the inside.
- First up is this Tri-arrow design that comes right across the dash
- There is this flat-bottom steering wheel,
- Cruise Control,
- You get this a digital instrument panel,
- And a new sunroof,
While the build of the dash feels tough and the buttons are well finished. The oversized drive mode knob is a waste of space. Tata could have used it to install something practical like a cup holder.
The strange thing is there still isn’t a secure place to put your phone. There are a lot of hard edges. Your phone is likely to get damaged. So, the safest place is to keep it in your pocket.
Also, both the Instrument panel and the Touchscreen need to be brighter. Try and reverse in full sunshine, and it is difficult to see obstacles on the screen.
Still, the umbrella holders in the doors are a nice touch. The large cooled glovebox. And then there is the even cooler-express mode. The express cooling function cools the cabin by rolling down the windows and AC in full blast. It even reminds you to put the window up via a voice prompt when the cabin is fully cooled.
Tata Nexon Cabin Space
The Nexon has always been a comfortable SUV. This is due to the space-efficient design. And the roomy wide cabin. And it’s pretty good in the rear as well.
- So comfortable in the back due to this long seat.
- There is tremendous thigh support.
- There’s a fair amount of knee room.
- You can keep your feet under the seat.
- You have an AC vent at the back,
- And despite the arched roof, there’s a decent amount of headroom.
There are no USB ports in the back. That’s something Tata could have fixed the Nexon. Also, get’s Tata’s IRA-connected tech. And included in this software suite are three words of navigation aid. We were not able to test either.
When it comes to the kit. you also get:-
- Led DRLs both at the front and the rear,
- ESP as standard,
- Traction control,
- Rollover mitigation,
- Brake assist,
- Auto wipers,
- Auto lights,
- And the tire pressure monitoring system.
The boot space in the rear is a useful 350 liters, and you can fold and flip the seats down as well.
Tata Nexon Engine Specification
The Tata Nexon is powered by BS6 compliant versions of the 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine. And the 1.5-liter diesel engine. Transmission options include the same old six-speed manual gearbox and an AMT unit.
|Price||₹ 7.42 Lakh onwards|
|Mileage||16.35 to 22.4 kmpl|
|Engine||1199 to 1497 cc|
|Transmission||Manual and AMT|
|Fuel Type||Petrol and Diesel|
Tata 1.2 petrol a three-cylinder engine, but the only time you can tell this is three-cylinder is when you fire it up. Nexon petrol is also a bit smoother now. Tata has re-tuned this engine to make it more powerful and smooth.
The earlier one was extremely snatchy. Tata has succeeded to reduce it to some extent, but it still feels a bit jerky when you get on and off the throttle. There also is quite some amount of lag. Put your foot down at around 1000 RPM. And you have to wait till well over 2000 RPM for it to start pulling strong.
And that at times in city traffic it can be difficult. The engine does a fair job in the mid-range. There is a fair amount of performance in the mid-range.
And if you keep it there, the Nexon pulls forward quite smartly. But pulling to 6000 rpm redline does not make much sense. It’s noisy. It feels strained. And the amount of extra performance you gain is not all that much.
And let us not forget the Nexon is heavy, especially compared to many of its rivals. The driving modes Eco, City, and Sports work quite, well. Eco is ok when you want to conserve fuel. And sport does give you the extra kick you want.
Tata Nexon Engine Performance
Max Power 120 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 170 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Max Power 110 bhp @ 1750-4000 rpm
Max Torque 260 Nm @ 1500 rpm
We weren’t able to launch the Nexon properly as the traction control could not be switched off. And as a result, 0-100 came up in 13.01 seconds. Ignore the launch yet, and it clearly shows this new one has a bit of an edge over the earlier 110 horsepower version.
With the Nexon excels is over broken roads. You can carry on over bad patches often without having to slow down. The Nexon does round off the bumps pretty nicely. But there still is a bit of stiffness in the springs. And over broken patches of road and large craters, you can feel that what it does.
But, it gives the Nexon good straight-line stability. And this delivers plenty of confidence through to the steering. The little bit of stiffness in the suspension helps the Nexon in the handling department too. With its well-weighted steering and decent body control. The Nexon feels comfortable at speed.
It is not as agile as something like a Ford EcoSport. But gets, onto a good road and you can enjoy slinging a few corners together With its uprated and recalibrated engine. The Tata Nexon now feels peppier and smoother to drive. Its beefy suspension does well in our conditions. it is among the more spacious and comfortable compact SUVs in its class. And with the more goodies and kit on offer.
It now feels more upmarket also with prices ranging from 7.42 to 13.70 lakh for petrol. The Nexon is still a great value for money product. No quality levels still are not quite the same as some rivals. And the petrol engine and gearbox need to be even smoother.
Still, if you are among the many who think this is the best-looking car in its class. And are looking for a comfortable compact SUV that is adept at taking on our roads and is well equipped. The Tata Nexon is the one you need to keep on your shortlist.
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