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Tata Motors Discontinues Nexon Diesel XE, XMA, XZ and XZA+; Consolidates Lineup to 20 Variants

The Tata Nexon with the updated alloy wheel design. (Photo: Cartoq)

The Tata Nexon with the updated alloy wheel design. (Photo: Cartoq)

Tata Motors has sent an internal memo to its dealer partners to stop taking orders for these Nexon diesel variants, as per a report.

Tata Motors has discontinued a few diesel variants including XE, XMA, XZ, and XZA+ (S) trims, of its 5-seater compact SUV Nexon, as per leaked communication accessed by Team-BHP. The dealers of the automobile company have stopped taking orders for these Nexon variants. With prices ranging from ₹ 7.20 lakh to ₹ 12.97 lakh, Tata’s Nexon SUV range has constantly received updates.

The company has updated Nexon’s roof rail design twice this year. Once in March, when it introduced the old design in which the roof rails did not stretch to the A-pillars, and for the second time in June, when it went back to the July 2019 design in which the rails did extend to the A-pillars. The Nexon range was also updated in May with new 5-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels.

The Tata SUV Nexon is also expected to soon get the offline voice assistant feature — Voice AI on the edge — in more Indian languages as well. As of now, the assistant service had a limited dictionary and did not support Indian regional languages. The new AVA Auto feature is co-developed by Mihup communication, a startup based in Kolkata, and the American audio electronics company Harman International. The new voice service will offer hybrid support, such as a mix of Hindi and English languages, to provide a more familiar voice operation. Updates to the service will also bring hybrid mixes of English with regional languages as well, such as Bengali and English, and Tamil and English.

A statement by Tata Motors said- “The Tata Nexon is among the most popular compact SUVs in India and its diesel variant is very popular with a growing demand and a loyal following. To simplify the choices for its customers, Tata Motors has opted to discontinue select variants and introduced updates in others. The Nexon is now available in 20 variants offering customers an exciting product proposition at different price points and the most choice in the compact SUV segment.

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The Nexon’s range includes 12 variants in petrol and 8 variants in diesel with automatic and manual transmissions options. In keeping with its brand promise of ‘New Forever’ and with the objective to offer more value to customers, Tata Motors refines and refreshes its portfolio of trims and variants from time to time in line with market feedback."

The Tata Nexon SUV models have 36 variants and offer two engine options, one 1199cc petrol version and the other 1497cc diesel version. Both the versions are BS6 compliant. The mileage of the car ranges from 16 to 22 kilometres per litre. The petrol version gives a mileage of about 17 kilometres per litre, whereas the diesel version has a better 21.5 kilometres per litre mileage. Tata Nexon SUV is one of the safest Indian cars, according to the global New Car Assessment Programme.

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first published:June 09, 2021, 09:45 IST