The Tata Nexon was launched in India in September 2017, at a price of Rs 5.85 lakh and Rs 6.85 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) for the petrol and diesel, respectively. Recently, the Tata Nexon AMT has also been launched in India at Rs 9.41 lakh and 10.3 lakh for the petrol and diesel XZA+ trim.
The Tata Nexon rivals the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. To get an idea about the sub-four-metre compact SUV even better, you can check out our Review Of The Tata Nexon.
As good as the SUV is, here are some pros and cons you should know about the Tata Nexon!
The Tata Nexon features the brand's design philosophy dubbed as, Impact Design. The compact-SUV looks good from most angles. But when it comes to the rear, the design doesn't match everyone's taste. Tata has intended to give a funky character to the Nexon with this particular design language. However, the weird-looking taillamp enclosure and the somewhat snouty tail section just do not go well with the front design.
Still, this opinion changes from person to person.
The Tata Nexon offers a comfortable ride, thanks to its soft suspension and ergonomic seating. However, the crossover although being a five-seater on paper, struggles to offer adequate space at the rear. A letdown common in most sub-4-metre cars, the Tata Nexon's rear bench is not wide enough to seat three adults comfortably.
Headroom will also be a problem for tall passengers.
The Tata Nexon offers an ideal balance between city and highway driveability. The crossover comes with a dead pedal to rest your left leg. But the clutch pedal is placed too close to it, making it a bit uncomfortable to use.
This also means that your left foot rubs against the dead pedal while using the clutch.
The 6.5-inch touchscreen offers a lot of functionalities and the floating tab-like setup looks cool and modern. However, the touch responsiveness is lower than you would expect. This is particularly evident when you use the control buttons placed under the AC vents, to operate the system.
While the Nexon showcases a modern design theme, the outward visibility has been hampered a bit. The A, B & C-pillars are thick while the windows are narrow.
The A-pillar could hinder your vision while taking turns, at certain seat positions.
Tata Motors has recently launched the new Nexon AMT. The AMT version is a breeze to drive and is particularly suited for those who are living in the city, where traffic is always a problem. Currently, the AMT is offered only on the top-spec XZA+ trim in the petrol and diesel variant. But Tata has stated that they will soon bring the AMT unit in lower variants too.
The Tata Nexon comes with a lot of kit and features for its price range. The crossover offers extreme value for money while making no compromise on quality, especially inside. The fit and finish of the dashboard panel might not be the best out there, but is definitely the best in the segment.
One of the best features in the Tata Nexon worth mentioning is the 8-speaker Harman audio system which offers a sound quality, several leagues ahead.
The 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also use it to adjust some vehicle settings.
A first-in-segment feature, the Tata Nexon comes with three driving modes: City, Eco & Sport. Each mode adjusts the fuelling and throttle inputs to get a good balance between power and mileage.
The Tata Nexon has been developed with a lot of thought, just like the Tiago. Tata Motors has managed to add over 30 utility spaces in the cabin, including even umbrella storages.
There is also a central slide-opening storage deep enough to keep most knick-knacks.
The Tata Nexon is one the best products you can buy under Rs 10 lakh. Tata Motors has really upped their game with the Tiago, Hexa and of course, the Nexon. With a lot of features and aids on offer, the Tata Nexon has definitely got more pros than cons. What do you think?