Tata Motors has notified us that production of its Nexon sub-4-metre SUV has crossed the 50,000 mark. The only-of-its-kind SUV in the company’s product portfolio has achieved this mean feat in a matter of less than a year since its launch. The Tata Nexon is manufactured at Fiat’s manufacturing plant in Ranjangaon. This plant is also used by Tata to produce some of its models, including the Zest. The Tata Nexon has been on sale with both petrol and diesel engines. Both the engine variants can be bought with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT automatic transmission. Going by the monthly sales figures, Tata Motors manages to sell roughly 4,000 units of the Tata Nexon every month.
Prices of the Tata Nexon SUV range start at Rs 6.16 lakh and go all the way to Rs 10.59 lakh. It’s a direct rival to the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. Of course, the Brezza’s sales number are in a different league altogether. However, the Nexon has managed to outsell the Ford EcoSport on numerous occasions. Some of the biggest highlights of this SUV is its very attractive pricing, a modern design, spacious and well-equipped cabin and frugal yet powerful engines.
Like we said, the Tata Nexon on sale in India is available with two engines – petrol and diesel, with both being turbocharged units. The petrol unit offers a cubic capacity of 1.2-litres and outputs a maximum power of 108 bhp along with a peak torque of 170 Nm. The diesel engine, on the other hand, displaces 1.5-litres and outputs an identical 108 bhp but a peak torque of 60 Nm. Both the engines come mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. A 6-speed AMT is optional. The Tata Nexon recently received a commendable 4-star rating for adult crash protection by Global NCAP crash testing agency. The Nexon comes with dual front airbags and ABS as standard safety features.