Tata Nexon JTP is expected to follow the lines of Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP with sporty exterior and mechanical updates
Tata Motors introduced sporty versions of its Tiago hatchback and Tigor subcompact sedan at the Auto Expo 2018 and they garnered plenty of good response. Dubbed the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP, they boasted noticeable mechanical changes and were created by Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives. Both the performance enhanced versions paid homage to the track they were developed at – Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.
At the Auto Expo, the Mumbai-based auto major showcased upcoming AMT variant of the Nexon along with the kitted-out Aero edition as for it nothing seemed to be brewing under JT Special Vehicles division. But courtesy of IAB, we now have a digitally imagined JTP version of the popular Nexon. The illustrator has given the Nexon a sporty front end with aggressive design elements.
The Tata Nexon JTP adorns a bold bumper assembly with sharper lip spoiler and bigger air dams. The multi-spoke gun metal alloy wheels go hand-in-hand with the overall design tweaks such as sporty side skirts and dual-tone ORVMs. The subcompact SUV is done up in regular Calgary White shade and the headlamps as well as the front grille are carried over from the standard model.
If Tata decides to give the Nexon JTP green light for production, it could adopt mechanical updates as well for increased performance. The Nexon is the most powerful diesel vehicle in its category right from the stock as the 1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq motor produces a maximum power output of 110 PS and 260 Nm of peak torque.
The petrol version, on the other hand, uses a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged unit making 110 PS and 170 Nm torque. Both the engines are currently mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The arrival of a six-speed AMT is expected in the next couple of months. The sales success of Tiago and Nexon has led Tata to become the fourth largest automaker in the country last fiscal by outsmarting Honda.