Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

By Abhinand

Tata Motors is all set to launch the new Nexon AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) at the Auto Expo 2018. The Automatic Nexon compact SUV, will be sold in both petrol and diesel variants.

Tata has got some exciting reveals planned for the Auto Expo 2018, set to be held from 9th to 14th of February, 2018.

Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

Currently, in the Compact-SUV market, only the petrol variant of the Ford EcoSport comes with an AMT option. It has a 6-speed torque converter unit.

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    Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

    The new Nexon AMT unit will be derived from the existing 6-speed manual transmission. Besides the difference in the transmission, there would be no major change from the current model.

    Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

    The new Tata Nexon AMT will be available on the top-variant XZA, and the middle-variant, XTA. The XZA variant also gets a new 'Mari Gold' colour option. If rumours are correct, the XZA variant will be offered a sunroof.

    Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

    The Tata Nexon is available in two engine options - A 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel, both producing 108.5bhp at 5000rpm and 3750rpm, respectively.

    Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

    Torque figures stand as 170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm for the petrol variant and 260Nm @ 1500-2700rpm, for the diesel.

    Read our review of the Tata Nexon.

    Auto Expo 2018: Tata Nexon AMT Launch — Is The Automatic Nexon A Good Buy?

    DriveSpark Thinks!

    The Tata Nexon AMT will be the only sub-four-metre compact SUV, to offer an automatic in both petrol and diesel avatars. The Nexon has received a good response in the market, since its launch in August, 2017. Expect the pricing to be around Rs 50,000 more than the current manual variant.

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