Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tata Nexon: The New Indian Crossover on Jaguar Platform

If a few days back we had told car enthusiasts on the hypothesis of a Tata crossover car on the Jaguar or the Land Rover platform, we would have received as a response a laughing sound. History has made its course. Tata has bought the JLR group, and today, it's no stranger to seeing Chinese or Indian manufacturers deal with luxury cars. The development moves to India in collaboration with the English research center.

In the future, we will see massive sharing of technologies and platforms among the brands of the group, but you will never see a JLR with the Tata brand or a Tata brand with Jaguar or Land Rover. At the moment there are not many details on Tata Nexon's platform and on which models will use it, but it seems that one of the most up-to-date ones is the new generation Evoque.

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Tata Nexon was designed in England and made in Italy by Torinese Trilix, a company acquired by Tata in 2010.

Rounded and pleasing, this crossover rests on large 18-inch wheels. It is four feet long and 160 cm high and has four large doors with wardrobe opening and no central upright. The complete glass roof that connects to the seamless windshield allows you to have a very airy interior. The feeling of space is accentuated by thin seats and light colors.

The Tata Nexon comes in several variants with a three-cylinder turbo engine (110 hp and 170 Nm torque) combined with a six-speed automatic gearbox. It should allow a maximum speed of 180 km/h. There are the two engine options with the new 1.5-L Revotorq Diesel. A six-speed manual gearbox would be standard along with the automated gearbox (AMT) and offers it with stylish projector headlights with DRL and LED tail lights.

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Moving inside, Tata Nexon has chosen simple and clean lines. This is a choice of style that follows the trend of the moment, that is to simplify the dashboard by minimizing the number of buttons. On Tata Nexon, there are a few keys left but everything from the impression of a very rational dashboard that rotates around the 6.5-inch touch screen. Connected by an 8-speaker system, the HARMAN infotainment includes satellite navigator and voice commands.

The Nexon is a compact SUV inspired by the IMPACT design from Tata Motors. With its distinctive form language, it signals strength and agility. As for the quality of this architecture, the first comments speak of a level equal to the MQB used by Volkswagen. The Nexon would be the fourth new model after Tata Tiago, Tata Hexa, and Tata Tigor in 18 months.

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Like the compact models, the Tata Nexon is a sub-4m vehicle. It will compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and the Mahindra TUV300. The compact SUV segment sees more than 15,000 entrants every month. The Tata Nexon price could be under INR 6.50 lakhs.

Already seen at the New Delhi Auto Expo last February, the small crossover Tata Nexon made its debut in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales will be reserved for the Indian market, where competition is less strong and the demand is still highly supported. The New Delhi Auto Expo is a great opportunity to study the Indian market, one of the countries that will play a very important role in the future of the global car market.

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