Automakers often change things within their model lineup to keep things interesting. Sometimes, this is done by introducing a new feature or a new exterior color option. However, Tata Motors has done the opposite of that in this case. The homegrown auto major has discontinued the Nexon’s iconic Tectonic Blue color from the lineup. This leaves customers with five colors to pick from – Calgary White, Daytona Grey, Flame Red, Foliage Green, and Pure Silver. Since its arrival in the market, one of the most advertised colors for the Tata Nexon has been Tectonic Blue. Therefore, it is surprising to see the brand removing this particular color option for good.
On the other hand, Tata Motors has done something similar in the past. Earlier this year, the company pulled the plug on the Tectonic Blue shade on the Tiago hatchback. However, it made up for that by introducing an all-new Arizona Blue color. In the case of the Tiago, the Arizona Blue option looked almost identical to the blue exterior of the all-new Safari. Similarly, it is possible that the Tata Nexon might come with an Arizona Blue exterior color choice soon. Along with its EV counterpart, the Tata Nexon is one of the best-selling SUVs in the country right now. In fact, the automaker has posted incredible sales growth in recent times, partly thanks to the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon is available in a dozen different variants with prices ranging from Rs 7.20 Lakh to Rs 12.96 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Depending on whom you ask, the exterior styling of the Nexon could be described as either cool and exciting or awkward and controversial. Regardless, I think that the Tata Nexon’s design certainly catches the eye, especially in a sea of rather drab-looking crossovers. The interior of the Nexon is comparable to other new Tata models. There’s some substance to back up the various design detailing and textures, though the fit & finish is not that good.
On the features front, Tata Motors has just debuted the all-new ‘AVA Auto’ interface for the infotainment system. This system now extends voice recognition support for the virtual assistant in local dialects that includes “Tamilish” and “Bengalish”. For now, the updated infotainment system is exclusive to the Nexon and the Altroz. Other features in the Tata Nexon come in the form of a digital instrument cluster, an 8-speaker Harman audio system, automatic climate control, cruise control, an electric sunroof, and a 7-inch touchscreen head unit that supports Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Meanwhile, safety is a non-issue in the Tata Nexon – it does come with a gleaming five-star safety rating by Global NCAP.
The Nexon’s safety nannies include Hill Hold Control, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, Roll Over Mitigation, and dual airbags. Power for the Nexon comes from either a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo-petrol or a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel. In terms of their output, the turbo-petrol manages 117hp and 170Nm, while the four-pot diesel produces 108hp and 260Nm of torque. As for the transmission, the Nexon can be optioned with either a 6-speed AMT or a 6-speed manual gearbox.