Expert Review

Tata Nexon

The new Nexon has hit the Indian market with new quirky design, upgrades to the feature list along with revamped interiors and a BS6 compliant engine under the hood. With the Nexon being the first Indian Car to bag the 5 star rating at the Global NCAP crash test it has surely won many hearts in the nation. Along with a petrol and diesel engine it now also comes with an all electric motor under its hood.


With the Nexon now based on Tata’s new IMPACT 2.0 design language, the overall look has been changed. The Nexon now features a sharp headlamp unit with LED DRLs and projector laps and a round off grille with piano black finish on it. The bonnet is now raised, air intakes are large and it also gets skid plates. At the rear end, the design remains the same. Whereas on the side profile the Nexon now runs on newly designed alloy wheels. The Necon is offered in 6 colour options such as - Flame Red, Foliage Green, Calgary White, Pure Silver, Daytona Grey and Tectonic Blue.


Moving inside the cabin, you will notice that the interiors are also revamped and it does feel more different. The Nexon is now offered with an all-digital instrument cluster, it gets a floating infotainment unit and it also gets mobile connectivity features as well. Apart from the upgraded equipment the upholstery also has been revamped and it does look plush and it is much more comfortable than the predecessor. The upgraded equipment on the other hand include a sunroof, fast mobile charger, rain-sensing wipers and cruise control.


While driving the Nexon, the engine feels much linear as the torque is spread out pretty neatly across the rev range. The diesel unit is much more powerful, thanks to the heavy dose of torque. Whereas the handling on the Nexon also is very appreciable and quite good. Also with the ground clearance of 209mm, the Nexon does tackle those potholes that are always notorious on the Indian roads.


The petrol model is powered with a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder unit that develops 110 bhp of power and 170 Nm of twist. Whereas the diesel model is powered with 1.5 litre 4 cylinder oil burner

That generates 110 bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. Both the engines get 6 speed manual and AMT gearboxes as an option to choose from.


As per the Global NCAP crash test, the Tata Nexon has scored 5 star ratings making it the first Indian car to bag it. The safety features loaded in it are dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program, Immobilizer and Seat Belt with pretensions and load limiters as standard. Top variants get additional rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. In addition to they also get Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Traction control, Rollover Mitigation, Emergency Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control, Electronic Brake Pre-fill and Brake Disc Wiping


Tata offers the Nexon with a 100000Km warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs 5000 to Rs 7000.


The Tata Nexon competes with the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300 and the Ford EcoSport.


The Tata Nexon competes with the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300 and the Ford EcoSport