Tata Motors flagged off the first batch of much-awaited Nexon SUV from Maharashtra’s Ranjangaon plant on Thursday. Powered by 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5 litre diesel engine, the new car is paired to a six-speed gearbox.
The new SUV is expected to make its debut in the festive season. India's largest automotive manufacturer Tata Motors showcased Nexon at the Auto Expo 2016. Petrol and diesel engines have been indigenously developed with inputs from renowned global technology suppliers like AVL, Bosch, Mahale and Honeywell, the company issued a statement at the time of its debut.
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The petrol variant is having three-cylinder turbocharged Revotron motor, while the diesel one is having four-cylinder oil burner. The Nexon, which is short for Next-On signifies next level of things. It is expected that the new SUV will compete against Ford’s Ecosport and Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza.
The four-cylinder diesel engine will offer a maximum power of 110 ps at 3,750 rpm, and a maximum torque of 260 Nm at 1,500-27,50 rpm, while the three-cylinder petrol engine offers a maximum power of 110 ps at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 170 Nm at 2,000-4,000 rpm. Talking about its price, it may vary between Rs 7-10 lakh.