Tata Nexon Gets A New Variant And A Bigger Touchscreen
The Nexon XT+ also gets a few more features that were earlier limited to the top-spec XZ variant
The 6.5-inch touchscreen that was offered in the XZ and XZ+ variants have been replaced by a 7-inch unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Prices of the Nexon’s XZ and XZ+ variants remain unchanged despite the addition of a bigger touchscreen
Meanwhile, the XT variant has been replaced by the XT+; gets new features like DRLs, an 8-speaker audio system and a height adjustable driver seat, among others.
Nexon XT+ petrol is priced at Rs 8.02 lakh while the XT+ diesel costs 8.87 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi), a premium of Rs 7,000 over XT.
Nexon’s lower variants - the XE and XM - remain unchanged both in terms of features as well as price.
Tata Motors has replaced the 6.5-inch touchscreen that was available in the Nexon’s XZ, XZ+ and XZA+ variants with a 7-inch infotainment unit. Prices of these variants stay as is and range between Rs 8.38 lakh to Rs 10.96 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Additionally, Tata has shuffled the XT variant’s features and is calling it the XT+. It now gets daytime running lamps (DRLs) with projector headlamps, an 8-speaker audio system instead of the four earlier, height adjustable driver’s seat and front fog lamps. That said, the shark fin antenna and climate control have been done away with. The new XT+ variant has replaced the XT in the Nexon lineup and costs around Rs 7,000 more than the latter. The petrol version is priced at Rs 7.98 lakh while the diesel model costs Rs 8.83 lakh.
The engine options remain unchanged as the sub-4 metre SUV continues to be powered by Tata’s 1.2-litre turbo petrol (110PS/170Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel (110PS/260Nm), mated to a 6-speed manual as standard. A 6-speed AMT is available with oth engine options in the XMA and XZA+ variants.
The Tata Nexon BS6 was recently spotted with an Altroz-like steering wheel and is expected to get cruise control, which is available on all its rivals. The Nexon will also get an electric version as part of Tata’s upcoming multiple EV launch plans. The Nexon EV could share its powertrain with the Altroz EV.
The Tata Nexon rivals the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue. Prices of the Nexon range between Rs 6.58 lakh to Rs 10.96 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
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