Tata Nexon is the safest car in India, as it had scored 5 Star at the Global NCAP Crash test. It competes in the Compact SUV segment alongside Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue. Tata Motors in January had launched New BS6 Nexon, followed by Tata Nexon EV (Electric Vehicle). Tata Motors have now introduced a new variant of Tata Nexon. Tata has now added a new XZ+(S) trim level to the Nexon’s line-up.
Prices for the new variant start at Rs 10.10 lakh for the petrol-manual and Rs 11.60 lakh for the diesel-manual model. The automatics (XZA+(S)) are priced from Rs 10.70 lakh and Rs 12.20 lakh, respectively.
The XZ+ (S) bridges the gap between the top-spec XZ+ and the XZ+ (O) and it comes equipped with a sunroof. It is based on the XZ+ (O) as it shares the equipment list and associated technologies with it. Connected features such as remote vehicle control, live vehicle diagnostics, geo-fencing, valet mode, trip analytics and iRA application are part of the package. The sunroof feature is one of the most sought-after from customers in recent times across different segments and Tata Motors does not want to miss out on them.
Engine options on offer include a pair of BS6-compliant 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, each paired with a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox option.
The XZ+ (S) should be part of the same strategy as well. The BSVI compliant Nexon arrived along with the updated Tiago and Tigor earlier this year. Amidst the mechanical changes to meet the more stringent emission standards, Tata applied several cosmetic changes to bring the SUV in line with the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy debuted in the Harrier.
The addition of a sunroof to a lower variant could give the Nexon an extra push in the market, particularly considering the popularity of the feature amongst Indian buyers. The Nexon facelift goes up against the popular Hyundai Venue, the recently-launched Maruti Vitara Brezza facelift, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300.