To be launched in the sub 4-meter segment, Tata Nexon compact SUV or “Osprey” (codename), has been caught once again while out on test. Expected to be launched next year, the new compact SUV will take on the likes of new Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
First showcased as a concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, its dimensions in production-ready guise will be similar to that of the concept. The concept Nexon measured 3.99 mt in length, 1.73 mt in width and 1.6 mt in height with a wheelbase of 2.54 mt.
New Tata Nexon has been designed on Tata Motors’s new IMPACT design philosophy, on which their new Tiago has been designed. To feature a 2+3 seating arrangement, Nexon will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. Estimated engine options on offer are – a 1.2 liter three cylinder Revotron petrol engine offering 85 PS power & 114 Nm torque and new 1.5 liter diesel engine generating about 100 PS. These will be mated to a 5 speed MT as standard, while an AMT option will also be on offer.
The Tata Nexon on test was noted to possess a high ground clearance. Exteriors we seen sporting a mesh grille, new bumper design, circular headlamps, customization options for body kit and contrasting color options for body and roof.
Tata Nexon will also receive a host of comfort and connectivity features as is seen on board the new Zica. Pricing of the sub 4 meter compact Tata Nexon can be expected to range from a base price of INR 6.5 lakhs going upto INR 9 lakhs for the top end variant.