Tata Nexon Aero Edition gets piano black roof and several other exterior updates; interior carries the same sporty theme
Tata Motors stole the show at the 2018 Auto Expo with a couple of stunning concepts that will be turned into production versions in the not-so-distance future. While H5X will give rise to a premium SUV next year, the 45X represents the upcoming premium hatchback which could enter the market later this year.
Apart from these concepts, the home-grown manufacturer showcased the AMT version of the increasingly popular Nexon SUV and it was accompanied by an Aero Edition with cosmetic changes. While the Nexon AMT is expected to be launched in India in the coming months first, a new Aktiv version could be anticipated for arrival too.
The Nexon with its funky looks won over the hearts of our esteemed readers and it was crowned the ‘Design Of The Year’ award in the 2018 GaadiWaadi Readers Choice Awards. Tata has been working to further make the styling more appealing with the Aero Edition.
The Tata Nexon Aero Edition has distinctive exterior compared to the regular range. The prototype displayed at the Auto Expo was fitted with piano-black roof with the silver-coloured body, sporty body kit, bumper protection at the lower end covering the width of the vehicle, orange touches at the bottom, black side skirts with orange accents, silver finished roof rail, etc.
The unique ivory borders around the SUV are kept intact though. Moving to the interior, some parts of the dashboard are finished in piano-black and it is the same case with centre console, steering wheel and the door linings.
Now up for grabs, the Aero Edition comprises of three kits and is made available in all the grades the Nexon is sold with. Depending on five accessory packages, the base Aero Kit Level 1 costs Rs. 30,610 and features fog lamp garnish, Aero badge, sporty body kit with corner protectors on the bumper, side skirts, etc.
The Level 2 kit offers two options. The first pick is for the XE, XM and XT variants and it provides illuminated scuff plates, red mirror covers, Aero seat covers, new carpets and so on for a price of Rs. 40,824. The top-spec XZ and XZ+ trims gain the second option with the addition of rim bands – increasing the price by just over Rs. 6,000 compared to the first option.
Like the Level 2 Aero Kit, the Level 3 gains two options. The option 1 is for the XE, XM and XT grades and the option 2 is for the XZ and XZ+. The former comes priced at Rs. 55,625 and gets a glossy black roof in addition to the features from Level 2 option 1.
The second option in the Aero Kit Level 3 enables new body kit, Aero seat covers, red rim bands, Aero badge, front fog lamp garnish, red mirror covers and illuminated scuff plates among others. It tops the Aero Kit range with a price of Rs. 61,574. Exclusive of taxes, the labour charges and installation of roof wrap will cost another Rs. 10,500.
Mechanically, no changes are made as the Aero Kit continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 110 PS and 170 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq diesel is the most powerful in its segment with 110 PS and 260 Nm. Both are connected to a six-speed manual transmission only.