Tata Nexon Concept

In a recent trend followed by the domestic and global car markets, each auto maker is utilising a pragmatic and futuristic approach in its innovations. One such fine example of efficiency and modernism has been displayed by the prudent car maker of India, Tata Motors. In a bid to shape the future of compact Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in the country, the company unveiled Tata Nexon Concept at the recently concluded Auto Expo. The car is based on the company's X1 platform and follows the ConnectNext concept of the auto major. The home-grown car maker apparently claims that this methodology will be beneficial in better connectivity of humans with the car. The chic design and ultra-modern interiors of this compact SUV were lauded by auto connoisseurs from all over the world. Tata Nexon Concept is powered by the auto maker's newly developed turbocharged Revotron petrol engine, which is superior in both mileage and power output.

Engines and Specification of Tata Nexon Concept

The company has not divulged any plans as to when this car will go into production but has hinted that this car will be incorporated with the latest features from the car maker's lot. This compact SUV will be equipped with a 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged Revotron engine that will be able to deliver a power output of over 108 bhp with a peak torque of 170 Nm. This mill will be mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission, which will transmit all the energy to the front wheels. Sources have speculated that there will also be an option of a 4-wheel drive in Tata Nexon Concept.

The company also claims that this engine has the capability to achieve a fuel economy statistic of almost 17.6 kmpl. With a top speed of approximately 180 kmph, this car is expected to cross the 0-100 kmph mark in under 9 seconds. Furthermore, rumour mill has also generated news that this car might be tapped under the hood by the 2.2-litre diesel engine of Tata Safari Dicor. This engine in the ongoing SUV is able to churn out a power output of 138 bhp with a peak torque of a mammoth 320 Nm. However, it is expected that before equipping this mill under Tata Nexon Concept, it will be returned.

Performance of Tata Nexon Concept

From the performance perspective, Tata Nexon Concept is expected to do wonders on the road and achieve new feats. The freshly fabricated Revotron engine from the car maker is also tapped under the hood of the upcoming models of Tata Bolt and Tata Zest. Both these cars are in the testing phase and company claims that this mill is proving to be efficient in all aspects of the car's performance. The same figures are anticipated to be achieved by this compact SUV also and the company is betting big on the same.

Exteriors, Interiors and Safety of Tata Nexon Concept

The overall dimension of Tata Nexon Concept measure out to be almost 4 m in length, 1,73 m in width, 1.61 m in height and 2.55 m in wheelbase. The car showcased at the grand auto fiesta was wearing a cloak of sapphire hue, with its roofline covered in metallic grey. The front grille of the car was elongated and comprised a mesh-shaped metal pattern with the company's legendary logo dipped in chrome. The grille was adjoined by sleek headlamps on either side that are expected to be lumped with LEDs along with normal lights for Daytime Running. The roofline bends sharply giving it a look of a hatchback, whereas the uplifted beltline of the car provides it a crossover look. From the rear too, the car looks like an immaculate piece of engineering and is equipped with conical shaped tail lights. This compact SUV will be provided with 17-inch multi-spoke stylish alloy wheels with radial tyres for a smooth run on all terrains.

At the interiors, the car will have the provisions of the utmost modern elements dedicated to the future of the cars. The ConnectNext concept will be seen in the floating consoles, head-up display and the next-generation Harmon Infotainment system (HIM). All these consoles will be contributing in providing a better human interface machine to this compact SUV. Along with these features, the car will also be equipped with necessary consoles of an air conditioner unit, foldable rear sets, height-adjustable driver seat and finely stitched leather upholstery providing superior comfort.

From the safety aspects, the car is speculated to be arriving with an up-to-date package comprising Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Furthermore, Traction Control system (TCS) and Electronic stability Programs (ESP) will also be provided to ensure no traction loss and keep the car stable at curves and sharp bends. Multiple airbags are expected to be available in the standard safety package along with all passenger seatbelts, engine immobiliser and child lock feature. The car will also be provided with superior level suspensions to blister on uneven turfs as well.

It is not known as to when the car will be going into production but sources say that Tata Nexon Concept will be available in the domestic auto market somewhere during late-2015. It is expected to give a stiff rivalry to the likes of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and soon to be launched Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha. Much will depend on the cost of this compact SUV and it will be compelling to see how the consumers finally react when the car marks its advent.
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