Tata Motors and its distributor, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd. have launched Nexon AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) at NADA Auto Show. The SUV has been launched at an introductory price of NPR 46,75,000 (Rs 29.5 lakhs) for the petrol variant (1.2L turbocharged Revotron) and NPR 47,95,000 (Rs 30 lakhs) for the diesel variant (1.5L turbocharged Revotorq). Nexon will be sold from 19 authorized sales outlets in Nepal.
Manual variant was launched earlier this year in Nepal. It is priced from NPR 32.75 lakhs for petrol (Rs 20.6 lakhs) and NPR 41.55 lakhs (Rs26.5 lakhs) for diesel. These high prices are due to import duty and local taxes. The car is imported from India as CBU. In India, Nexon is one of the best selling compact SUV as of today. It comes with 4 star safety rating.
Sujan Roy – Head – International Business, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors –”Our focus is to introduce products and services that not only enhance the brand, but simultaneously align well with the rising aspirations of customer segments. AMT as a transmission is ideally suited for traffic conditions, reducing the stress of driving at an affordable price, without compromising on fuel efficiency. In a constant endeavour to fill in white spaces, we are extremely happy to introduce the all-new Nexon AMT into the Nepal market. With the introduction of this LEVEL NEX product, we aim to tap a larger market and increase our market share in not only the Compact SUV segment but also the AMT segment.”
Rajan Babu Shrestha, CEO, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Nexon has been a very well accepted product in the Nepal market. With the introduction of this brand, we successfully expanded our business beyond hatchbacks and sedans. Taking this association a step ahead, we are excited to launch the Nexon AMT today. With the capability to enhance driving pleasure with class leading features, we are confident that the Nexon AMT will definitely be a desired product in Nepal.”
Available in Etna Orange colour, Tata NEXON AMT comes with ground clearance of 209 mm. Its intelligent transmission controller features anti-stall, kick-down and fast-off so automatic gearshifts return optimum power output during overtaking or quick acceleration. Combined max power returned stands at 110PS.
In addition to clutch-free driving, Smart Hill Assist prevents uphill roll-back in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Crawl function active in slow moving traffic helps move forward without pressing the accelerator. Wearable PEPS Key wristband is an access and ignition convenience. Tata Nexon AMT is available with Multi-Drive modes – Eco, City, Sport in petrol and diesel variants. Manual Tip-Tronic allow clutch free manual gearshifts.
Standard safety features include dual frontal airbags and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution in all wheels. Boot space measures in at 350L boot space. Rear 60:40 seat split helps store extra luggage. Tata Nexon AMT features a 6.5′ floating dash-top touchscreen infotainment system with next-gen smartphone connectivity. The 8-speaker Harman-Kardon system alleviates surround sound experience. Smartphone connectivity with Android Auto facilitates intuitive vocal interaction with the infotainment system.