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Tata Nexon being tested in extreme conditions – Spied at Khardung La

Prototype of the Tata Nexon compact SUV has been spied once again. This time the car has been caught testing in the tough terrains of Leh, Ladakh.


Tata Motors had showcased near production-ready version of their Nexon SUV at 2016 Auto Expo last year. Gearing up for launch, the car has been spied many times in the past. Now, the car has been spied up in the mountains, in the treacherous terrains of Leh, Ladakh.

Tata’s upcoming compact SUV is based on a modified XO platform, which also forms the basis of a host of other models from Tata Motors that include the Zest, Bolt and Tiago. Tata Nexon will be offered with most powerful engine options. Below are specs.

Petrol engine is in the form of a Revotron 1.2 liter 3 cylinder engine offering 110 PS peak power and 170 NM peak torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Diesel engine will be in the form of a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder from the Revotorq family capable of 110 PS power and 260 Nm torque and mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The car was also spied with an AMT gearbox, but at the time of launch, only MT will be on offer.

Tata Nexon Petrol Engine

EngineRevotron 1.2L Turbocharged Petrol
Displacement1198 cc
Max Power output110 PS @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque output170 Nm @ 2000-4000 rpm
TransmissionTA6300 synchromesh – 6 forward + 1 reverse
EngineRevotorq 1.5 Turbocharged Diesel
Max Power output110 PS @ 3750 rpm
Max Torque output260 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm
TransmissionTA6300 synchromesh – 6 forward + 1 reverse

Tata Nexon will measure 3,995mm in length, have ground clearance of 200+ mm and will sit on 16” alloy wheels. Interiors will boast of a new three spoke steering wheel, horizontal AC vents and a new instrument cluster. A 6.5” touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth, reverse parking camera display and smartphone integrations will be some of the features offered.

Once launched, it is set to compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza. Expect price to be in the range of INR 5.5 lakh to 9 lakh. Launch will take place in September.

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