February 12, 2014: The Indian utility and passenger car maker, Tata Motors unveiled its Tata Nexton compact SUV segment at the 2014 Auto Expo. This compact SUV is anticipated to be launched by early 2015 and will compete with popular compact SUVs like Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster. Added to this, the Nexton SUV is based on an all new X1 platform and will come powered by an efficient 1.2 L petrol mill that will have potential to churn peak power of 110 PS. The concept looks quite amazing from the exteriors and gets iconic Tata Motors grille, lifted up bumpers, headlights with day time running lamps, large alloy wheels etc. The car gets an all new shape never seen before in Tata Motors portfolio.
The Indian automotive base has evolved over the years, and brands from India are now climbing to world status. One of the premium car manufacturers from this country is Tata , and this is a company that has pioneered all new innovations to the field. This is a celebrated car maker, one that has commanded acclaim over many decades of his presence in this nation. A massive share of the car market is held by this company, which has released a fleet of vehicles on our roads. The company has a list of new launches awaiting in this year, and among them is a futuristic car known as the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon is a much needed re-vitalizing of the automobile deal for India. This is a vehicle that comes with a brand new, never before seen design on its features inside and outside. Tata's vehicles are known to carry a desire to serve functionality rather than style, but the car maker breaks this code with this amazing model. This launch awaiting vehicle is supposedly one of the most stylish cars to be seen on our roads. It is designed as an SUV, compact and miniature in size. The vehicle's appearance gives one the impression of a hatchback model rather than an SUV, but this is easily conceived due to its small and timid appearance. The size of the vehicle is compensated with the extremely stylish design elements incorporated from the outside. The car is truly a splendor to look at, with a gracefully streamlined shape, and futuristic headlamps and grille blending together at the front. Whatever information gathered about the car is, at this point, speculations collected from reliable sources on the web. Images of the vehicle have indeed been released, and it is safe to talk about the exterior look of the vehicle, but its interior trims are not confirmed at this point, although well founded guesses are available. Starting with the interior mechanism of the SUV, the car is said to come with both petrol and diesel engine trims. The diesel variants could get a 1.3-litre engine. It is said to be able to produce a maximum power of 110hp, alongside a peak torque of 170Nm. We are told that the engine is supposed to be a greatly fuel efficient mill, while ensuring a decent performance in turn.
As for the petrol engine, we hear of a 1.2-litre mill developed by the company. It scores with a peak power of 75hp, and is designed for quiet and peaceful ride quality. There are also rumors aloft of another petrol variant for the engine, namely a 1.3-litre quadrajet mill. The specialty of this engine, according to the rumors, happen to be that the engine is put together by Fiat's engineers, and therefore, we can keep our fingers crossed about the performance of the vehicle under such engine designs. All of this and more brings a formidable performance to the rap sheet. When taken to the roads, we can expect that the top speed of the vehicle crosses 150kmph. It should also be able to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph somewhere between 15 to 30 seconds, and this is good value for the performance of an SUV. These are marvelous qualities for this model, considering the mentioned element that this car maker wontedly serves, which is functionality without too much style.
Coming to a softer facet, the external build of the machine is specular indeed. It is among the most dashing vehicles, with a sleek and stylish build that few SUVs could have matched. The car maker uses redesigned sporty elements to suit the SUV, making sure to give it the same slender and beautiful look that sports cars are known for. Despite being large, it is trimmed for a shorter profile than most SUVs. In addition to this, it is crafted with aerodynamics in its shape, honing it for the function of better speed, and also stunning audiences by its look. It takes up a fluidized shape, with its front bumper rising into the roof in a slender manner, and then closing at the rear. The front portion of the vehicle has a grille that is greatly trim, with headlamps arranged at the both ends for a futuristic and greatly amazing look. Propped below this are two more wide lights. The name of the vehicle is carved between both these bottom lights, and this is a signature feature at the front. The air vents are at the very bottom of the body, meant for maximum exposure to the engine. The body work slides over to the side, which has large fenders around the wheels. The enlarged wheel arches hold 17 inch wheels that could be of alloy. The front door is large, but the rear door is slim and much more precise. This adds to the look of the side. A single, wide line runs along the bottom of the door-line, colored gray.
The rear side of the machine is also futuristic and expensively designed. The window at the back is smaller, and the bodywork accommodates a larger area beneath it. It is muscular and toned, raised higher than the front. Situated below the small window is the emblem of the company. On either side are small tail lights that are appealing nevertheless. At the base of the rear, again, is the name of the vehicle carved over the gray bench at the end. A single bright light sits beneath this, topping off the features of the vehicle for the best appeal. Going into the comfort of the cabin, it is sure to be upto date on all the luxury needs of the day. The seats are large and specially designed for comfort, sure to accommodate the luxury needs of an SUV. Ergonomic design is meant to equip the design of the interior, including the seats. Premium material will coat the seats, and a host of other additional inserts could range from wood to metallic accents. The instrument cluster at the front would be high tech and stylishly made. An array of sophistication is sure to be imbibed in the cabin, and the instrument cluster would include many features. An advanced stereo system would be present within, with controls on the dashboard. Well situated speakers are expected as always in this car maker's vehicles, for optimum sound distribution. Premium air conditioning will also be present, and ducts should be distributed over the cabin for the best circulation. In addition to this, features such as climate control could also be present to further upgrade the cabin luxury. The cabin's luxury is sure to extend to include a range of other features, from USB and AUX inputs to a CD player function and many other detailed insights into the passengers need for entertainment.
Now turning to the last, but most important need, the vehicle will definitely integrate all needs of safety for its passengers. We can expect tight seatbelts on all the passengers, in addition to airbags shielding them from the front and the sides as well. The doors would be carrying power lock functions, and the entire body format of the SUV is sure to incorporate collision absorption elements, and impact protection. We could also keep our fingers crossed regarding the inclusion of more advanced, techno aids to improve comfort and safety together. These could range from the anti lock braking system and the electronic brake-force distribution, to traction control and cruise control as well. We are sure to have the best of the braking and suspension systems to ensure that the drive stability and safety is guarded at its very foundation. All of this and more makes audiences swoon over this much awaited vehicle. The Tata Nexon is to hit the roads sometime this year, and as it does, the Indian automotive fan-base sits in earnest anticipation.
The newly unveiled Tata Nexon Concept is still under designing stage and its production version might be quite different. As per the pictures disclosed by the company, this concept version has a cab-forward design that ensures great cabin space for the occupants. This concept version is expected to come with the company's new design language, which will make it elegant in its segment. On the front profile, it comes with a perforated radiator grille that is decorated with the chrome plated company logo. This grille is surrounded by a newly designed dual port headlight cluster that comes fitted with LED headlamps . The front body colored bumper has a rugged design with inbuilt air dam and fog lights. In addition to this, it also comes fitted with a protective cladding for additional protection. The front profile of this concept version has a wide and masculine stance, thanks to the curvy wheel arches on the side profile. They are fitted with a sturdy set of alloy wheels, which further enhances the elegance of side profile. The company has garnished the window sill and the door handle with chrome, while the side moldings are in black color. The rear profile of this concept SUV is very sleek and has a pretty low stance. There is an extensive use of chrome on the rear profile that represents the style of company's new design language. The rear bumper is also very rugged and it comes fitted with a protective cladding, which also has an inbuilt third brake light. The overall look of this concept version is quite attractive and its production version is expected to be striking than any other Tata vehicle.
The company while unveiling the vehicle has promised that the concept Tata Nexon will be placed in the sub-4-meter segment. According to the details, this vehicle will come with a total length of 4000mm along with a total width of 1730mm. It is expected to come with a total height of 1600 and with a ground clearance of above 180mm. What truly is impressive about this vehicle is its wheelbase of 2540mm, which is quite large in this sub-4-meter segment.
The concept version of Tata Nexon, which is yet to be sent for final production is expected to come with a state-of-the-art interior design. The Indian automaker has recently opted for a new design language, which is going to be used for most of its models and we can expect this compact SUV to feature an all new internal design as well. Speculations are rife that the insides of this utility vehicle will come with a double color dashboard with sleekly crafted instrument panel and central console. This vehicle might come with a flat bottomed multi functional steering wheel with leather cover and chrome inserts. Rumors also suggest that the company will offer this compact SUV with leather seating option, which will provide a luxurious feel to the occupants. Apart from these, we can also expect advanced equipments including driver information system, AC unit with heater, Bluetooth phone connectivity and several other functions.
It is too early to say anything about the comfort features of this upcoming vehicle as it is still under concept stage. However, in a bid to counter the growing competition, the company might offer this SUV with array of features including automatic air conditioning system, power steering and windows with one touch operation, driver seat height adjuster with memory function, electrically adjustable outside mirrors leather seats are just to name a few. We can also expect for some of the utility features including cooled glove box unit, cup holders, storage compartment, accessory power sockets, cabin lights with dimming effect and so on. Apart from these, this vehicle is speculated to come with an advanced driver information system, which might also have MP3/CD player along with the support for Bluetooth and other portable USB devices.
There are no details available regarding the interior measurements of this vehicle. However, considering its large wheelbase and width, we can expect that the vehicle will come with huge cabin space that provides ample leg and shoulder space for the occupants.
The car maker is developing a ground breaking 1.2-litre petrol engine, which will power the concept Tata Nexon. This engine comprises of 3-cylinders that enables it to churn out a maximum power output of 108.5Bhp that results in developing a peak torque output of 170Nm , which is remarkable. On the other hand, the company has stated that this engine will be paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox. This vehicle also features this segment's first in class electric rear wheel drive option for an all wheel drive operation, which will enable it to return a maximum 17.6 Kmpl of mileage without compromising in the power output.
The manufacturer is currently working hard to make its new generation 1.2-litre power plant to be the most powerful engine in its class. As per the details revealed by the company, this mill can develop a maximum power output of about 108.5Bhp and at the same time it can yield a peak torque of 170Nm, which is quite remarkable.
The company is aiming to develop this innovative petrol engine to be perkier in terms of pickup and acceleration. There are speculations that this engine can power the Tata Nexon compact SUV to reach a top speed of about 180 Kmph, while breaching the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just 5.68 seconds , which is quite remarkable.
The Indian auto major is currently developing a next generation 1.2-litre petrol engine, which is learned to have a decent fuel efficiency. The company in its official statement has revealed that the engine might deliver a mileage of about 17.6 Kmpl , which is quite good.
It is too early to suggest about the accessories for this compact SUV as its design is still under the developing process. However, the automobile market is flooded with wide range of accessories and cosmetics that helps in personalizing any vehicle. The buyers can opt for spoilers, nudge guards, body graphics and various other interior cosmetics for customizing the vehicle.
Automobile experts believe that the front wheels of this vehicle will be fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while its rear wheels might be fitted with solid drum brakes. This disc and drum braking mechanism will be enhanced by the advanced anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution system . On the other hand, this vehicle is expected to come with an advanced power steering system with “Active Return” function, which will improve the handling aspects.
There is no information available regarding the suspension mechanism of this vehicle. However, it is speculated that the front axle of this compact SUV will be fitted with a McPherson strut type of system, while its rear axle will be assembled with Torsion beam type of mechanism. As far as the safety aspects are concerned, this concept version might be offered with advanced features like ABS+EBD, dual front air bags, seat belts, side impact protection, door ajar warning, central locking system, engine immobilizer system and much more.
This upcoming compact SUV is expected to be offered with a sturdy set of 17-inch alloy wheels , which will be covered with terrain capable tubeless radial tyres. The company will also affix a full size spare wheel as well in this SUV.
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In order to mark its presence in the hot compact SUV segment, India’s leading carmaker Tata Motors has presented Nexon compact SUV concept at Auto Expo. It is likely to be launched by the next year and will compete against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and others. Based on the thoroughly modified X1 platform, the Nexon concept will be powered by the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 110PS of top power. To make things easier for our readers, we brings you the pictures of the Tata Nexon compact SUV directly from the venue.