Tata Nexon To Get A 6-Speed AMT Before April 2018
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“There will be a 6-speed AMT on offer in the Nexon within this financial year” - Dr. Timothy A Leverton, chief technology officer, Tata Motors
Read the Tata Nexon first drive review here.
Tata Motors has confirmed that the Nexon will get an AMT (automated manual transmission) “within this financial year”. The Nexon is Tata’s first crack at the sub-4 meter compact SUV space and rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Ford EcoSport and other hatchback-derived crossovers. The Nexon is slated for launch in the upcoming festive season with a petrol and a diesel powerplant on offer from day one.
Both the petrol and diesel avatars of the Tata Nexon sport a 6-speed manual transmission codenamed the TA6300. Tata says even the AMT unit will feature six gear ratios, a segment first.
Talking about class leading features, the Nexon will sport an Activity Key (a car key in the form of a wrist band) and three drive modes - Eco, Sport and City - with both the engines. The features list is extensive with inclusions like a Harman-developed infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, climate control, rear parking sensors and camera, projector headlamps and daytime running lights (DRLs), electrically-adjustable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs), height-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, etc. Safety features such as ABS with corner stability control, dual front airbags and Isofix child restraint seats will be standard across the range.
The diesel Nexon will draw power from a new 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that makes 110PS of maximum power at 3750rpm and 260Nm of peak torque between 1500rpm and 2750rpm. The petrol engine is a turbocharged version of the 1.2-litre unit that powers the Tigor and the Tiago. As a result, there’s an increase in maximum power, which is now rated at 110PS. This 3-cylinder engine delivers a peak torque of 170Nm between 1750rpm and 4000rpm.
At launch, the Nexon is expected to cost anywhere between Rs 6.49 to Rs 8.49 lakh.