While the Nexon may look different, it is a few years late entering a segment that is the hottest property in the Indian car market today. So, has Tata done enough with the Nexon to beat its well-established rivals like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport and is it worth your hard-earned cash?
Under the hood of the petrol-powered Tata Nexon lies a 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that produces 110PS of maximum power and 170Nm of peak torque. Compared to the Tiago petrol which houses the same engine minus a turbocharger, that’s a bump in power/torque by 25PS/56Nm. For the record, the Nexon’s 110PS petrol engine is a direct fit on the Tiago as the mounting points are the same. However, to ensure that all the power can be effectively put to use, Tata will have to add a new transmission and improve braking power and tyres.
Tata Motors is planning to sell about 2.5 lakh PVs this fiscal year, reports ET Auto citing component suppliers and company executives. If the target gets accomplished, Rata Tata’s company will be a major step closer to the interim goal of being the third largest PV seller in the Indian market.
Meanwhile Tata Motors-owned Land Rover launched the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic at Rs 2.79 crore. Created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations unit this new SUV gets supercharged 5 litre, V8 engine that generates peak power of 540bhp.