Five diesel-powered variants of the Tata Nexon have been discontinued from the lineup
Tata Motors has once again increased the prices of the Nexon by up to Rs 11,000. This is the second hike for the subcompact SUV in the last three months. The latest hike suggests that all automakers will increase the prices of certain models every quarter due to increase in input cost.
Tata Nexon Price November 2021
Subcompact UVs are broadly classified into five trims: XE, XM, XZ, XZ+, and XZ+(O). The Nexon can be offered in six color options which include Follies Green, Flame Red, Pure Silver, Daytona Grey, Calgary White and Atlas Black. It competes with Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.
While the price of Nexon’s diesel variants has increased by up to Rs 11,000, the petrol-powered variants have received a price hike of up to Rs 10,500. Nexon price now starts at Rs 7.30 Lakh. While the petrol lineup tops out at Rs 11.82 lakh, the diesel range stands at Rs 13.35 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).
Nexon Lineup Updated November 2021
Apart from increasing the prices, Tata Motors has discontinued some diesel-powered variants of the Nexon from the lineup. These include the entry-level XE variant, the mid-spec XMA and XMA(S) variants and the top-spec XZ and XZA+(S) variants.
The updated variant and price list is now available on the company’s official website. With this change, the Nexon will now be available in 17 variants powered by a single oil burner. There has been no change in the petrol range of the subcompact UV.
The removal of select diesel-powered variants indicates that the popularity of oil burners, especially in the small car segment, is slowly waning. Stricter emission norms and fuel price similar to petrol in the present scenario will certainly push diesel engines to extinction in the coming future.
Powertrain Specs and Features
The Nexon is offered with two engine options – a 1.2-litre turbocharged unit and a 1.5-litre diesel mill. The petrol unit generates power of 118 bhp at 5,500rpm and peak torque of 170 Nm at 1,750rpm. At the same time, the oil burner generates power of 109bhp at 4,000rpm and peak torque of 260Nm at 1,500rpm. Both the motors are available with either a manual gearbox or an AMT. There is also a fully electric version of the Nexon on offer.
In terms of features, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a semi-digital instrument console, an audio system sourced from JBL, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, auto climate control, rear AC vents and more. Standard safety features on offer on the electric sunroof include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and ISOFIX child seat anchorage.