With bookings now open officially, 2020 Tata Nexon facelift is all set for a grand launch. Ahead of that, the company was spied shooting its TVC at remote location in Kerala. Hat tip to anonymous automotive enthusiast for sharing the images.
To reach the location, which is on top of a hill, the crew had used Mahindra Thar as a support vehicle. The TVC shoot shows a model who is standing inside the car, with her upper body coming out of the sunroof. Current Nexon does not get factory fitted sunroof. While rival cars like Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 come with sunroof. It remains to be seen if the sunroof on offer with facelifted Nexon is factory fitted, or an official accessory.
Leaked document confirms that Nexon facelift will be offered in XE, XM, XMA, XZ, XZ+, XZA+, XZ+ (O) and XZA+ (O) variants. It will be seen in six new colour options of Foliage, Tectonic Blue, Flame Red, Pure Silver, Daytona Grey and Calgary White.
The compact SUV will boast of a similar exterior to that of the Nexon EV which is also poised for launch in the coming days. It will see similarities in terms of a new bonnet design, new front bumper, re-profiled fog lamp clusters and a slimmer front grille. The headlamp design is also changed with new DRLs while the Nexon facelift will differ from the Nexon EV only in terms of blue inserts on its exterior which is seen on the Nexon EV but not on the facelift.
Cabin features also get updated with a new flat bottom steering wheel, semi digital instrument cluster and features will depend on variants. The base XE variant gets drive modes of Eco, City and Sport, front power windows and a floating roof. It will get a digital cluster and safety features that include park assist and rear sensors.
The XM trim gets a 3.5” touchscreen infotainment system, a connected app and front and rear power windows along with remote central locking, USB charger and follow me headlamps. Features on the XZ+ will see a dual tone roof, 16” diamond cut alloy wheels, a large central console with front arm rest and rear wiper and washer, rear defogger and height adjustable driver seat. The Tata Nexon XZ+(O) receives rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, a leather wrapped steering wheel and cruise control. Sunroof is expected to be on offer on top variant.
The BS6 engine on the Tata Nexon facelift will include a 1.2 liter turbocharged Revotron, 3 cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5 liter turbocharged Revotorq, 4 cylinder diesel engine. The petrol engine will offer 110 PS power at 5,000 rpm and 170 Nm torque at 1,750-4,000 rpm while the diesel engine will be capable of 110 PS power at 3,750 rpm and 260 Nm torque at 1,500-2,750. The engines will be offered with either a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automated manual transmission. Expect price to be increased, thanks to new features and BS6 engines. Current Nexon petrol price ranges from Rs 6.9-10.4 lakhs and diesel Nexon priced from Rs 8-11.5 lakhs. Expect new Nexon prices to up to Rs 1 lakh higher.