Tata Motors will also introduce AMT (automated manual transmission) variant of it much-anticipated sub-4 meter compact SUV, Nexon by the end of the financial year 2017-18, Tim Leverton, Chief Technology Officer at Tata Motors exclusively told News18.com. Scheduled for launch this festive season, the Tata Nexon will currently have 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine from the Revotron series that churns out 108 hp and 170 Nm of peak torque and 1.5L diesel engine from the Revotorq family that makes 108 hp and 260 Nm of torque.
Both the engines on the new Tata Nexon will be paired to the 6-speed TA6300 synchromesh with overdrive manual transmission. As per Tata, the AMT unit will feature 6-gear ratios. Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show this year, the car will offer three driving modes – Eco, City and Sport.
Inside, the car gets first-in-segment floating 6.5-inch touchscreen display along with Harman infotainment system that comes with 8-speakers. Additionally, the Nexon is equipped with Android Auto and voice assistance. It also gets automatic climate control and tilt-adjust steering.
From the safety perspective, the car will have front dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control. When launched the new Tata Nexon will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport.