Tata’s next big launch will be a compact SUV. The Tata Nexon will take on the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. The new product is expected to launch in the second half of 2017 possibly during the festive season.
The Nexon will be offered with a choice of a petrol or diesel engine. The 1.2-liter Revotron petrol which powers the Tiago is expected to be offered on the compact SUV as well. A 1.5-liter Revotorq diesel will also be available on Nexon. A 5-speed manual transmission will be standard across the range, but an AMT equipped Nexon will definitely be on cards.
To compete with Maruti and Ford, Tata is expected to offer the Nexon with a wide range features including touchscreen interface, navigation, premium audio system, etc.
The Tata Nexon range could be priced from around Rs 7.00 lakh onwards.
Written by Tushar Kelshikar