Tata Nexon Becomes India’s Best-Selling SUV In 2022

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Tata Nexon recorded a total of 1,68,278 unit sales in 2022 as it was the fourth most sold passenger car in the country

Tata Motors introduced the Nexon compact SUV back in September 2017 and its sales have been a slow burner. The homegrown manufacturer brought in the heavily updated version of the Nexon in early 2020 and since then the Nexon really started to shine in the monthly sales charts. It quickly became a consistent seller and outgrew Tiago to sit at the top of the table.

Fast forward two years, the Nexon has emerged as the fourth most sold passenger vehicle in the country and topped the SUV sales charts with ease in the 2022 calendar year by beating the likes of Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Brezza. The sub-four-metre SUV was responsible for a domestic total of 1,68,278 unit sales between January and December 2022.

It was just over 8,000 units shy of the Swift, which finished in the third position and the first non-Maruti Suzuki model in the top ten. One of the key reasons for its success is the robust build quality as it is one of the most affordable cars money can buy in India with a Global NCAP safety rating of full five stars and even the pre-facelifted version was awarded four stars.

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The Nexon is also offered in an expansive range and is priced at Rs. 7.69 lakh for the base XE variant and it goes all the way up to Rs. 14.17 lakh for the range-topping XZA Plus Premium diesel variant (ex-showroom). The five-seater derives power from a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged three-cylinder petrol and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder Revotorq diesel engine.

The former is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 120 PS at 5,500 rpm and 170 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm while the latter makes 110 PS at 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm as low as 1,500 rpm. Both powertrains are mated with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed AMT transmission.

The equipment list of the Tata Nexon comprises drive modes, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, in-car connected tech, an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, a flat-bottom steering wheel and so on.