Tata Motors has unveiled the updated Nexon, marking the second significant facelift for this compact SUV. The Indian automaker is set to launch both the Nexon and Nexon EV facelift versions on September 14, with bookings commencing on September 4. The 2023 Nexon introduces several new features, including a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen and a redesigned two-spoke steering wheel. Its design takes inspiration from the Curvv and Harrier EV concepts. Bookings for the Tata Nexon facelift will open on September 4.
The updated Nexon retains its previous turbo-petrol and diesel engines. The Nexon facelift showcases a distinct exterior design, featuring split-headlamps with a prominent upper grille housing the Tata Motors logo. The lower part of the headlights sits within a trapezoidal enclosure, accompanied by a larger grille section with a substantial plastic bar running across it. Notably, the refreshed Nexon adopts new sequential LED daytime running lights.
From a side view, the Nexon facelift maintains its overall profile, with the addition of a new accent line highlighted in a contrasting color and updated alloy wheels. At the rear, the updated Nexon boasts a full-width LED light strip with the Tata Motors logo positioned in the center. The reverse light has been relocated from the tail-light housing to the bumper, where the number plate is also housed, complemented by a faux skid plate. The ground clearance remains unchanged at 208mm.
Inside, the Nexon facelift resembles the interior of the Curvv concept, featuring a redesigned touchscreen setup and a two-spoke steering wheel. Slimmer and more angular AC vents, along with reduced physical buttons on the dashboard, contribute to a modernized look. The center console houses two toggles surrounded by touch-based HVAC controls, and the dashboard includes leather inserts and a carbon-fiber-like finish.
The centerpiece of the interior is a standalone 10.25-inch touchscreen, previously seen in the Nexon EV Max Dark edition. Another notable addition is the 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, which can be customized to display navigation information. Top-spec Nexon facelift models come equipped with features like a 360-degree camera, connected car technology, a wireless charger, ventilated front seats, an air purifier, and more. Safety features include six airbags as standard, ESC, three-point seat belts for all seats, ISOFIX, as well as emergency and breakdown call assistance.
In terms of powertrain options, the Nexon facelift retains the 120hp, 170Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, which is now available with a choice of four gearboxes: a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed AMT, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters, depending on the variant. The 115hp, 160Nm 1.5-litre diesel engine continues to be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT.
Tata Motors has introduced a new naming scheme for the Nexon facelift, moving away from the previous ‘X’ nomenclature to a Punch-like naming scheme. The new trim names include Smart, Smart+, Smart+ (S), Pure+, Pure+ (S), Creative, Creative+, Creative+ (S), Fearless, Fearless (S), and Fearless+ (S), with the ‘+’ indicating optional packages with additional features, while ‘(S)’ denotes trims with a sunroof. The pricing for the Nexon facelift is expected to be announced on September 14, with an anticipated price range between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
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