Tata Nexon Base Variant Spotted At Dealership


Tata Nexon XE trim misses out on features like projector headlamps, LED DRLs, fog lamps, alloy wheels and dual-tone paint

Tata Nexon is going to be the next big model from the homegrown auto major. Expected to start selling from late September, this compact SUV brings freshness to the automaker’s portfolio and it will lock horns with tough rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. Not only a fresh styling, it also boasts interesting upmarket features and efficient powertrain as well.

Now, before the automaker starts selling Nexon, the base trim (XE) of the model has been spotted at a dealership giving us a clear view of the car and also revealing the features it misses out compared to the higher trims. This particular Nexon wears a Blue paint scheme that is darker than Tiago’s Stryker Blue theme. As it appears, the Tata Nexon XE doesn’t get projector headlamps, integrated LED daytime running lights and front fog lamps.


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Moving to the side profile, Tata Nexon XE misses out the 16-inch alloy wheels available in the top trims. Instead it gets steel rim. Also, the roof rails, body coloured wing mirrors and door handles are missing. It features blackened ORVMs and door handles as well. The rear profile of Tata Nexon XE misses out on LED taillights, shark fin antenna and rear parking sensors.

While several features at exterior are missing, the interesting design elements in the Nexon that grabs attention are there. This include the bold black front grille, ceramic white trim highlighting the headlamps, fog lamp housing, glass area.


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Not only exterior, interior of the Tata Nexon XE also misses some features that are available in the top trims. The 6.5-inch dashtop touchscreen infotainment system is not available in the car, while the fixed headrests for the rear seats are also unavailable. Overall, the base trim of this compact SUV misses out on several interesting design elements and features that are capable of making it pretty attractive.

On the powertrain front, Tata Nexon will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol model will get a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged engine under the hood and the diesel powered model will draw energy from a 1.5-litre Revotorq unit. The petrol engine is capable of kicking out 110 PS of peak power and 170 Nm of peak torque, while the diesel motor generates 110 PS of peak power and 260 Nm of peak torque.


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Initially, the Tata Nexon will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox for transmission duty. Currently, the automaker is testing an AMT variant that is expected to hit the market at later stage. Booking for the compact SUV is presently on at Rs. 11,000. Speaking about pricing, the base trim if expected to be available at Rs. 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), while the top-end model would be priced at Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Missing Features in Tata Nexon XE:
* Projector headlamp
* LED daytime running light
* Front fog lamp
* Alloy wheel
* Body coloured ORVM
* Body coloured door handle
* Roof rail
* Shark fin antenna
* Reverse parking sensor
* 6.5-inch dashtop touchscreen infotainment system
* Fixed headrests for rear occupants

Tata Nexon XE at Dealership – Gallery

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