Our good friends at Motoroids have revealed that Tata’s upcoming sub-4m SUV, which was previewed as the Tata Nexon concept will get two jump seats at the rear to appeal to larger families!
The media publications also said that production will get a floating roof with black pillars similar to the Range Rover Evoque and an ‘aggressively squat stance’ with chrome beadings like chrome accents on the window sills. Further, the company will offer individual personalization with a range of customizable options such as contrasting colour combinations for roof and body along with body kits.
Exterior design-wise, the production-spec model will draw most of its styling cues from the Tata Nexon concept, and is expected to resemble the upcoming Tata Hexa crossover in-front at some extent with sharpest design from Tata yet. It will reportedly, not have spare wheel mounted on the tailgate, instead it will be stowed under the cargo space. The top-of-the-line model is speculated to roll on the 16-inch alloy wheels.
As speculated, we expect the Nexon to adopt a 7-seater layout (5 adults + 2 jump seats), the jump seats at rear are strictly for kids like on the recently launched TUV 3OO. The interior is expected to be the highlight of the Nexon featuring an high-positioned central floating panel with a stubby manual shifter stick and a new generation Harman infotainment system with a freestanding touch-screen unit on the dashboard.
Based on the Bolt and Zest platform, the Nexon might be offered with 2 engines and 2 transmission choices. The updated version of the 1.2-litre Revotron turbo petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine offers three driving modes – City, Eco and Sport. Diesel power will be provided by the 1.3-litre Multijet engine offered with the choice of a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox which is also offered on the Zest.
The reports also states that the Nexon will make its public debut at the 2016 Auto Expo, but will be officially on-sale in India by the second half of 2016. We would have a better idea if the prototype starts testing on public roads before the Auto Expo event.
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