Tata Motors has launched their successful compact SUV the Nexon in Sri Lanka along with their distributor, Diesel & Motors Engineering PLC (DIMO). Tata Motors has also introduced the much-appreciated NEXON with HyprDrive Self-Shift Gears, the AMT version of the vehicle. The Nexon in Sri Lanka will be available in six variants (XE, XM, XT, XZ, XZ+, XZA+) and six colours (Etna Orange, Vermont Red, Moroccan Blue, Seattle Silver, Glasgow Grey, and Calgary White). It will be for sale in 15 outlets across Colombo. Launched at a price of Rs. 1.99 Mn for Petrol and Rs. 4.6 Mn for Diesel (Permit Holder Prices) for the XZA+ (Top Variant).
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, “Combining contemporary design with best-in-class technology and advance features, the Tata NEXON is meant for those who like to make a unique style statement. Since its launch in India, the Tata NEXON has set new benchmarks in compact SUV segment. It has been one of the most loved products from our PV portfolio. We are elated to introduce the manual and the AMT variants in Sri Lanka today. With the introduction of this entire range, we aim to tap a larger market and increase our market share in not only the Compact SUV segment but also the AMT segment.”
Unveiling the Tata NEXON, Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director, DIMO, said, “This is our first big step into the Compact SUV segment with Tata Motors. Continuing our long standing relationship with the Company, we are proud and confident to launch this product in our country and look forward to introduce many more such fantastic products.”
The Tata Nexon comes absolutely packed with features. Some of them include dual tone exteriors, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels, 6.5-inch Harman infotainment system with 8 speakers, voice commands for climate control system,rear AC vents, rear parking camera, height adjustable driver seat and a smart key with push button start. A total of 5 colour options are offered namely – Moroccan Blue, Vermont Red, Seattle Silver, Glasgow Grey and Calgary White. All variants will come with ABS and 2 airbags as standard equipment.
The two engines powering the Tata Nexon are – 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol with 110 PS ans 170 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel with 110 PS and 260 Nm. Both engines come with a 6-speed manual and AMT Automatic gearbox options powered with 3 drive modes – Eco, City and Sport. The car comes with a standard warranty of 2 years or 75,000 kms. The Nexon has recently also set a new benchmark for safety in India with a 4-star adult safety score (
The Tata Nexon in India currently rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300, and the Honda WR-V. The Tata Nexon is the most affordable offering in the subcompact SUV segment with prices starting at ₹ 5.85 lakh going up to ₹ 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Tata Nexon is the company’s 4th new generation product after the Tiago, Tigor and Hexa. It competes with the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
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