Tata Nexon has received a major facelift earlier this year, with heavily-revised styling design, additional features and updated mechanicals. Check out our 2020 Tata Nexon review for details.
Tata Nexon Overview: A Brief Introduction
Tata Nexon is none other than a success story for Tata in India, not only because of its sales performance but also for the title of “Indian safest car” awarded by Global NCAP. The Nexon had almost everything on point when it first came to us. It has a modern look, peppy engines and a long equipment list. However, due to the ongoing increasing competition in the compact SUV segment and not to mention the BSVI norms, Tata feels it necessary to upgrade the Nexon to curb the misses and improve the hits.
2020 Tata Nexon is onto something very big in the segment and it’s doing just well as the previous model had done. IndianAuto stays with the new Nexon to find out the hits and misses of the compact SUV, all of which are listed out in our 2020 Tata Nexon review here. Before going in details of the 2020 Tata Nexon, let’s check out the variants and top models of the Nexon in the table below:
Tata Nexon Variants
Tata Nexon 360 View: Exterior Review
Tata Nexon has surprised its fans with a completely new look. In line with the design theme of its electric sibling, 2020 Tata Nexon looks bolder and more mature than what we’ve seen in the model it replaces. In fact, save for some minor tweaks like blue highlights, the 2020 Nexon bears no difference with its zero-emission model Nexon EV.
The biggest visual highlight of the new Nexon lies on its front facade. The front end of the new Nexon gets a vast departure from what we’ve seen in the outgoing model, most of the changes derived from the electric SUV. The new Nexon looks sharper with a clamshell bonnet while the bold new daytime running lamps accentuate the headlamps for a higher level of presence on the roads.
Instead of the honeycomb mesh grille on the pre-facelift SUV, the 2020 Tata Nexon looks more premium with gloss black treatment. The tri-arrow design patterns on the front grille and bumpers look unique – that reminds us about the new Tata Tiago or Tigor while the fog lamps housing gets silver accents.
2020 Tata Nexon doesn’t transform that much at the side profiles and it looks largely similar to that of the outgoing model, excepting the new diamond-cut alloy wheels, floating roof layout along with tri-arrow shaped side cladding.
The same story happens to the back of the 2020 Tata Nexon. Not much has been done to the rear end of the new model barring the slightly-tweaked taillights which sees the infusion of tri-arrow LED treatments. The rear bumper is slightly updated too.
Tata Nexon Dimensions: Length, Width, Height and More
Tata Nexon is a direct rival to the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue so it makes sense that the Nexon is sitting under the 4m length mark. Overall, the proportions of the Tata Nexon are not to be called “badass” as it leans towards the agility and sportiness. Here are the exact dimensions of the 2020 Tata Nexon.
2020 Tata Nexon
Ground Clearance (unladen)
In its 2020 avatar, the Nexon doesn’t see any big change on the dimension front as it is just a facelift. By quickly comparing the Vitara Brezza vs Tata Nexon will show us that the Nexon is on par with the Maruti car when it comes to the sizes. However, since the Tata Nexon is a bit wider than the Vitara Brezza, we do expect the Tata to offer better room on the inside that we will find out in the next parts. Still, when looking to the sizes, Tata Nexon is a fair urban SUV that doesn’t look appropriate. If you don’t like the hefty proportions of the Harrier but aren’t satisfied with the runabout like Tiago or Altroz, it’s Tata Nexon that makes a perfect option.
Tata Nexon Design: Interior Review
For the car of its price, the Tata Nexon is pretty much a well-built and -equipped compact SUV for the Indian market. From the look of it, the major visual changes to the cabin of the Nexon are its new dual-tone interior theme along with the tri-arrow design patterns on the upholstery or centre layer. 2020 Tata Nexon also gets a new flat-bottom steering wheel, something that we’ve seen on the Altroz.
Tata Nexon can seat five people quite comfortably on a single drive, making it a nice subcompact SUV for the city commutes. Though having a steeply-raking roofline and a “modest’ height, the Nexon still offers ample headroom and legroom for the passengers at the rear. The under-thigh support is also favourable while the boot is just ample to load as much as 350 litres of the luggage.
The Indian market sees the entrants and dominance of highly-connected SUVs like Venue or Hector so Tata feels that it should do something to take the Nexon to the front line. 2020 Tata Nexon now features iRA – a brand new connected tech platform that is specially made for India, offering a wide range of innovative features like geofencing, car navigation as well as natural voice recognition compatible with English, Hindi or even Hinglish.
Also new to the comfort-focused features package of Nexon are a sunroof, cruise control and a new digital instrument cluster. A unique Xpress Cool feature is available to keep things cool and comfortable in hot weather. Apart from these distinctive features, Tata Nexon carries forward the most comfort essentials from the pre-facelift model like wearable key, engine push button, automatic air-control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay among others.
When talking about the Nexon, the icing on the cake is the safety with no doubts. Being the first Indian car to be awarded five stars rating from the Global NCAP, Tata Nexon earns an edge over its rivals with a suite of safety features including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, rear parking sensors, electronic stability program, traction control, brake disc wiping, hill start assist, driver seat belt with pretensioner, load limiters & crash locking tongue among others.
Tata Nexon Performance: Engine Review
2020 Tata Nexon retains the same engines from the BS4 model, including a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel unit, all in BSVI forms. The Nexon petrol can develop 110 PS of max power and 170 Nm of peak torque while the diesel mill is tuned to generate a similar power but more torque with the figure being at 260 Nm. Both engines of Tata Nexon can be had with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT option.
1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron Engine
1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq Engine
No. of cylinders
120 PS @ 5500 rpm
110 PS @ 4,000
170 Nm @ 1750 - 4000
260 Nm @ 1,500 - 2,750
6-speed MT/ 6-speed AMT
6-speed MT/ 6-speed AMT
Tata Nexon Mileage: Is it fuel efficient?
By understanding that fuel efficiency is one of the most important factors for customers to buy a new vehicle, Tata has tried hard to help the Nexon score well in terms of fuel mileage. Refer to the table below to check out the fuel mileage figures of 2020 Tata Nexon.
Petrol + Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.5 kmpl (Diesel)
17.0 kmpl (Petrol)
170 - 180 mph
0 – 100 kmph (sec)
11 – 13 seconds
Tata Nexon Price: Is it Affordable?
The Tata Nexon is affordable, even in its BSVI era. Frankly, the Nexon is one of the best-priced product of its segment, with the price sticker ranging from Rs 6.95 – 12.7 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Ex-showroom Price in Delhi
Rs 6.95 - 12.7 Lakh
On-road Price in Delhi
Rs 7.85 – Rs 14.93 Lakh
Tata Nexon Verdict: Is the Tata Nexon Worth Buying?
2020 Tata Nexon gets all guns blazing, a mature design with a genuine substance behind its style, a well-equipped cabin, excellent handling and decent safety bits. As things stand, the Nexon is a fine package. It has been priced quite aggressively in the segment.
A well-built SUV at the affordable prices has managed to win hearts and minds of the Indian customers, especially when some earlier Tata cars left a bad reputation. Tata Nexon is a big step up for Tata but if only the after-sales services are enhanced to a level, the Nexon will climb higher in the monthly segment’s sales chart surely.
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