Tata Motors is all set to launch its compact SUV Nexon on 21st September and the company has already updated all its variants on the official website. Bookings for the car are being accepted at an amount of Rs 11,000. The compact SUV will be available in four variants XE, XM, XT and XZ+ with both petrol and diesel engines. The Nexon will be powered by a 1.2 litre, three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine that produces 110 hp of maximum power and 170Nm of peak torque. The 1.5 litre, four-cylinder Revotorq diesel unit will deliver the same 110 hp of power but will generate 260 Nm of torque. Both the petrol and diesel engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The company might launch the automatic transmission of the Nexon at the later stage though. The Nexon will be offered in five colours- Moroccan blue, Vermont red, Seattle silver, Glasgow grey and Calgary white. Like most recent Tata cars, the Nexon gets three driving modes Eco, City, and Sport as standard. Also, ABS and dual airbags will be standard across all variants of the Nexon. That said, deciding the right variant of any car is always a tough task as most models these days are launched with a high number of variants. In order to make it easier to understand these variants, we have compiled a list of features that will be offered in Nexon variants-
Tata Nexon XE
The XE is the base variant in the lineup and it gets features such as halogen headlamps, side body cladding and LED tail lamps. In addition, it gets fabric seat covers, front umbrella holder, front power windows and manual climate control. The lower variant XE will be available without any infotainment system.
Tata Nexon XM
The Nexon XM variant is positioned above the XE and will have additional features such as shark fin antenna and Connect next infotainment system by Harman with 4 speaker that is compatible with Bluetooth, USB, and AUX. Also, the XM variant gets more comfort features such as smart phone integration, steering mounted controls and power windows on all doors. The XM trim also gets remote central locking, electric adjustment ORVM and USB charging port at the front.
Tata Nexon XT
The XT is the second highest trim in the Nexon line up and gets additional features over the XM including roof rails and body coloured door handles & ORVMs. Inside the cabin, it gets fully automatic climate control, rear USB charging ports and cooled & illuminated glove box.
Tata Nexon XZ plus
The XZ plus is the top variant and it gets a dual-tone roof colour, projector headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear 60:40 split seats for more boot space and rear seat with two cup holders. The car also gets a 6.5-inch touch screen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Voice Command recognition. In terms of safety, it gets park assist with camera, front fog lamps with cornering assistance and rear defogger. In addition, the XT variant gets voice alerts for door ajar, seat belt reminder and service reminder, which is missing in other variants of the Nexon.
It is expected that the Nexon will be priced in between a range will Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The car will compete with likes of the Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V and Mahindra TUV300. The EcoSport is priced between Rs 7.14 lakh to Rs 10.79 lakh, while Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which comes only in diesel version is priced between Rs 7.35 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. The TUV300 is priced between Rs 7.61 lakh to Rs 9.97 lakh, while the Honda WR-V is presently the most expensive car in this segment with a price tag ranging between Rs 7.80 lakh to Rs 10.03 lakh