Tata Nexon is a very popular compact SUV in the sub-4 meter SUV segment. Tata Nexon competes with cars like Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. Tata Nexon is one of the safest vehicle in the segment and it was the first vehicle in this segment to get a 5 star safety rating at Global NCAP crash test. Tata Motors today announced that they rolled out 2,00,000th Nexon from their Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Tata rolled achieved the 150k units mark in November 2020 and the next 50,000 units is recorded in less than 6 months.
The second wave of pandemic did affect the production of Nexon partially. Tata Motors was adhering to Covid 19 safety protocols and hygiene norms at the plant. The demand for Nexon increased over the period of time and Nexon is among the top three highest selling compact SUVs, in India and the company celebrates a new milestone in the brand’s journey as it grows in its popularity every month.
As mentioned above, Tata Nexon was the first car in the segment to get a five star safety rating from an internationally renowned automotive safety accreditation body. Tata Nexon has been gaining popularity for its build quality and in March 2021 Nexon sales set a new record of 8,683 units in a month. Tata launched Nexon back in 2017 and ever since then, Tata has been constantly making changes to the vehicle to make it one of the safest vehicle in the segment.
Tata Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options and it was also the first vehicle in the segment to offer automatic or AMT transmission with both engine options. Tata offers Nexon SUV in 20 variants which include 12 petrol and 8 diesel variants. This gives customer an exciting product proposition at different price points. When BS6 transition came, many manufacturers axed diesel engines but, Tata continued offering it.
As part of the transition, Tata also gave Nexon a much needed facelift to keep it fresh. They also added features like sunroof, rear AC vents, connected car features and so on. Nexon is one of the most successful products in Tata Motors portfolio. The Nexon has been the flagbearer of Tata Motors’ commitment to safety as it has paved way for other cars from Tata Motors like the Altroz, Tiago and Tigor to establish new benchmarks in car safety in each of their respective segments.
The BS6 transition did increase the price of diesel variants extensively. Recently, there have been reports that Tata will be discontinuing some of the trims from Nexon diesel variants. This has been due to low demand. Tata will be discontinuing XE, XMA, XZ and XZA+ (S) trim levels. Tata Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged engine that generates 120 Ps and 170 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version of Nexon is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that generates 110 Ps and 260 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and AMT gearbox options.