Get Ready: Tata Motors to Reveal Nexon and Nexon EV Facelifts on September 14
Tata Motors is gearing up for the much-anticipated launch of the facelifted versions of its popular Nexon and Nexon EV models, scheduled for September 14. While Tata Motors has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of these two SUVs, recent comprehensive reports have shed light on various aspects of the internal combustion engine (ICE) Nexon facelift. This encompasses both exterior and interior upgrades, along with insights into powertrain options and a novel variant naming approach.
Drawing inspiration from the Curvv concept, the Nexon facelift is set to showcase a significant exterior transformation. Noteworthy features include a reimagined split-headlamp arrangement, a full-width LED tail-light, redesigned alloy wheels, and a departure from the erstwhile Nexon’s Y-shaped design motifs. The design influences from the Curvv and Harrier EV concepts are expected to give the Nexon a fresh and dynamic appearance.
The interior of the Nexon facelift will sport a revamped dashboard, featuring sleeker AC vents, a touch-based HVAC control panel, a generous 10.25-inch touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, and a novel two-spoke steering wheel. Interestingly, Tata Motors has chosen to retain certain elements such as the rotary drive mode selector and the manual handbrake.
While details about the design of the Nexon EV facelift remain largely undisclosed, it’s anticipated that the changes will bear resemblance to the ICE model.
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2023 Tata Nexon Specifications
Under the hood, the Nexon facelift will maintain its current powertrain options, housing the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol variant will offer a choice of four gearboxes: a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed AMT. On the other hand, the diesel engine will be coupled with 6-speed gearboxes.
As for the nomenclature, Tata Motors will be adopting a fresh approach, departing from the existing ‘X’-prefixed trim names. The new lineup will include 11 trims, namely: Smart, Smart+, Smart+ (S), Pure, Pure (S), Creative, Creative+, Creative+ (S), Fearless, Fearless (S), and Fearless+ (S).
In terms of market competition, the Nexon facelift will be pitted against formidable rivals like the Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, and Nissan Magnite. Meanwhile, the Nexon EV facelift will continue to challenge the Mahindra XUV400.
Pricing expectations indicate a slight increase compared to the outgoing models for both the Nexon and Nexon EV facelifts. As the launch date approaches, more details are anticipated to emerge, offering a comprehensive understanding of these highly anticipated vehicles.
Source : Autocar India