Tata Nexon — Official Engine Specs Disclosed

  • Jul 18, 2017

Tata Motors have disclosed the specifications of the upcoming Nexon. The compact SUV will get a 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel. Tata has revealed that the Nexon will get a 6-speed manual transmission as well.

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The petrol motor is derived from the 3-cylinder Revotron unit of the Tata Tiago and the Tata Tigor. It makes 110PS of power and 170Nm of torque, an increase of 25PS and 56Nm over its naturally aspirated version under the Tigor's hood. The power figure (of 100PS) is comparable with the EcoSport's 1.5-litre petrol motor's 112PS but still far from the 1.0-litre EcoBoost's power output of 125PS. At 170Nm the peak torque is the same as Ford's turbo petrol motor.

The Nexon's diesel engine also makes 110PS, which is 20PS more than the Brezza's max power output and 10PS more than the EcoSport diesel's. This engine is rated for 260Nm of torque, making the Nexon the most powerful and torquiest diesel against its main rivals.


Tata have also revealed that the Nexon will get three different drive modes - Eco, City and Sport. Other than the engine-transmission details, Nexon's dimensions are also out.

The Tata Nexon is a compact SUV and will measure under four metre in length. It will compete against the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the sub-compact SUV segment. The Nexon will certainly have the most powerful diesel engine of the three, but it will also be the widest at 1811.4mm.

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport start from around Rs 7.1 lakh (ex-showroom). While the most feature-loaded variant of the Brezza costs around Rs 10 lakh, the EcoSport's top variant goes up to Rs 10.7 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). For the Nexon to gain sales momentum in this fiercely competitive segment, Tata will have to price it competitively. We expect prices of the Nexon to start from under Rs 7 lakh.


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