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Tata Nexon To Get Turbocharged Petrol And Diesel Engines With 6-Speed Manual

Modified On Sep 21, 2017 01:07 PM By Raunak for Tata Nexon

The Tata Nexon is all set to become the most powerful diesel sub-4m SUV in the country with its new 1.5-litre Revotorq oil burner!  

Read the Tata Nexon first drive review here.

Update: Tata Nexon has been launched at Rs 5.85 lakh.

Tata Motors has dropped some intel for the first time about the production-spec version of its debutant sub-4m SUV, the Nexon. It has revealed the Nexon's powertrain options and announced that it will be launched around the upcoming festive season. According to Tata, the ‘Nexon’ is a short form of ‘NEXt-ON’.  

A quick recap of the Tata Nexon! 

Tata Nexon

The Nexon was revealed in concept form at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Its near-production version was unveiled at the 2016 Expo (check out the picture above) and it was also showcased at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Now, Tata has revealed the first official sketch of the production-spec Nexon.


Basic design philosophy: A coupe high-rider just like the Range Rover Evoque

Tata Nexon

Looking at the fuzzy sketch that Tata has shared, it seems like the production-spec version will be nearly identical to the one showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. It is good to see that its waistline ceramic belt, which is certainly its signature design element, made its way in the production-spec model. This particularly accentuates its dual-tone roof theme. The ‘U’ shaped daytime running LEDs are also carried over from the show car.

Tata Nexon

Engine and Transmission 

The Nexon will be powered by brand new turbocharged petrol and diesel engines from Tata’s Revotron and Revotorq families, respectively. Both the engines will be mated to a brand new 6-speed manual gearbox. 

1.5-litre Revotorq Diesel 

  • Displacement: 1496cc (4-cylinder)
  • Power: 110PS @ 3,750rpm
  • Torque: 260Nm @ 1,500-2,750rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual 
  • Driving modes: Eco, City, and Sport

1.5-litre Revotorq Diesel 

This new diesel not only makes the Nexon the most powerful sub-4m SUV in the market, but also the torquiest as well. Its torque figure puts it right in the league of the Hyundai Creta. Also, none of the ground-up-designed sub-4m SUVs offer a 6-speed manual transmission as of now. 


Model  Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport Maruti Vitara Brezza
Engine 1.5L 1.5L 1.3L
Power 110PS 100PS 90PS
Torque 260Nm 205Nm 200Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT 5-speed MT  5-speed MT


1.2-litre Revotron Petrol 

  • Displacement: 1198cc (3-cylinder)
  • Power: 110 PS @ 5,000rpm
  • Torque: 170Nm @ 2,000-4,000rpm 
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual 
  • Driving modes: Eco, City, and Sport  

1.2-litre Revotron Petrol 

It is perhaps the turbocharged version of the 1.2-litre petrol that made its debut with the Tiago and the Tigor. The 1.2-litre turbo motor that pulls the Zest and the Bolt is a different engine and is a 4-cylinder unit as well. Also, with its turbocharged petrol, the Nexon becomes the only sub-4m SUV to solely offer turbocharged engines. 


Model  Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport
Engine  1.2L Turbo 1.5L/ 1.0L Turbo
Power 110PS 112PS/ 125PS
Torque 170Nm 140Nm/ 170Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT 5-speed MT (6-speed dual-clutch AT with 1.5L)

Tata Nexon

Stay tuned to CarDekho as Tata is set to reveal more info on the upcoming Nexon. Meanwhile check out: Tata Nexon - All You Need To Know About The Compact SUV

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