Rendering of off-roader spec Tata Nexon demonstrates how versatile the crossover is when it comes to adopting customization
After the facelift, the Tata Nexon crossover has emerged as a modifier’s delight. While we are yet to come across an extensively modified example, the rendering artists have been letting their imaginations run wild. A few months ago, we presented a rendering of the Nexon transformed into a mean looking American-style cop car and now we have a set of renderings that make it an off-roader.
Tata Nexon off-roader rendering
The fact that the Tata Nexon is a monocoque softroader which can handle poor roads at the max did not seem to have hindered the rendering artist (Alen Sam Joseph) from dreaming up a butch looking off-roader. The special wheels and off-road block tyres alone enhances the vehicle’s appeal significantly.
With its majestic bull-bar bumper, neatly concealed winch and roof-mounted spotlights, the Tata Nexon off-roader certainly looks the part. The rear fascia gets an off-road spec bumper with strangely seems to reduce the overall ground clearance but it’s nice to have solid protection there. The overall setup, if implemented in the real world, would give with the Nexon decent ability to handle rough surfaces as long as the stock ground clearance and the FWD traction permits.
2020 Tata Nexon BS6 at a glance
In addition to redesigned front fascia and subtle interior revisions, the facelifted Tata Nexon also received a full electric version. With both petrol and diesel options available in BS6 avatar, the new Nexon has a wider appeal compared to its primary rival, the Maruti Vitara Brezza which lost its diesel engine to the ever stringent emission standards.
The petrol variants are powered by the 1.2-liter turbocharged unit which dishes out 120 hp and 170 Nm of torque. The 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine is good for 110 hp and 260 Nm of torque. Both motors come with standard 6-speed manual transmission and optional AMT.
The higher variants of 2020 Tata Nexon are equipped with sunroof and over 35 connectivity features (bundled under the banner of Intelligent Real-time Assist) thus appealing better to the younger audience. Just like its predecessor, it continues to retain 5-star safety rating as per Global NCAP crash test standards.
The 2020 Tata Nexon competes with Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV500. This segment will soon witness the entry of Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. As of now, the Tata SUV is the only one to offer petrol, diesel and EV options in this segment.