The Indian sub 4 m compact SUV is getting to become a crowded market. A segment which never existed half a decade back is the go to segment for the Indian manufacturers now and everyone is trying to cash in on the demand for sub 4 m SUVs. Tata Nexon is the Indian Auto giant’s answer to Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport and Mahindra TUV 300.
Tata Motors has been working on its sub 4 m compact SUV Tata Nexon for quite some time now. We had already released exclusive spy pics of the Tata Nexon. Now the Tata Nexon has been clicked camouflaged en route to Manali in Himachal Pradesh where it has been undergoing rigorous altitude testing. While the test mule is completely covered, the night does reveal the contours of the Tata SUV’s lights and it does look good.
Tata Nexon was spotted caught in a massive traffic jam while on its way to Manali. The peak season for Manali has already started and traffic jams are a normal and frequent occurrence en route to this beautiful hill station in Himachal. Thanks to that, the pictures of Nexon SUV have been easily snapped.
By the looks of the plastic door handles and steel rims the test mule appears to be the base version of Nexon SUV but it still manages to get impressive lighting at both the front and the back. As seen in the pics, the SUV comes equipped with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) which is wedge shaped along with complimentarily styled LED tail lamps. The rear tail maps though small, does add to the vehicle’s character and looks.
When launched, Tata Nexon is expected to be powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol and an all new 1.5- liter diesel mill. While Tata is mum about the power outputs of these engines, we do hope that, being a sporty segment, the engines should have competitive performance. Expect a 5-speed manual gearbox for both these engine options along with a choice of AMT for those city users.
Pricing wise, Tata Nexon should undercut both its competition by a good margin.