Tata Motors showcased a variety of passenger cars at the 2014 Auto Expo which comprised of ready for production vehicles to concept cars. The new Nexon crossover is built based on the modified version of Tata’s X1 platform which is already seen in Vista and Manza. The upcoming crossover is expected to hit the Indian roads by early 2016.
Coming to the technical specifications, the Tata Nexon concept is powered with a 3 pot 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine coupled to the 5 speed automated manual transmission producing a maximum power of 108 BHP at a maximum torque of 170 NM. Tata Nexon would be less than 4 meters in length and hence being eligible for excise duty benefits. Tata Motors claims that the upcoming Nexon would have a top speed of 180 kmph along with the fuel efficiency of 17.6 kmpl. Details regarding the interiors and other features are not yet available.
Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President – Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, said that “lack of new products have hurt the company which aims to be a podium finisher in the Indian passenger car market. No new models were introduced in segments which have been huge volume players (the compact SUV segment and compact sedan segment) in the last 3-4 years; this is going to change in the future”