BSVI Tata Nexon Petrol Offers More Mileage and Power than BSIV Version

by Kshitij Rawat | 26/02/2020
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The 2020 Tata Nexon facelift BSVI model was recently launched in India with an updated petrol engine that offers more mileage and power

Recently, IndianAuto had reported that the new Tata Motors had silently upgraded the Nexon’s petrol engine to produce more power in its BS6 avatar. It turns out now that there is more to the upgrade than just a few more horses.

BSVI Tata Nexon Petrol Offers More Mileage and Power than BSIV Version

Fuel efficiency figures of BSVI Tata Nexon get an increment of 0.4 kmpl and 0.9 kmpl for petrol and diesel variants, respectively. 

Interestingly, the upgrade to BSVI-compliance also saw the ARAI mileage of the Nexon petrol-manual and diesel-manual increase by 0.4kpl and 0.9kpl, to 17.4kpl and 22.4kpl, respectively. The increment in fuel-efficiency is another advantage of the new motors. That, coupled with the car’s safety (expected as per the pre-facelift model’s GNCAP score of 5 stars), make the new Nexon one of the best vehicles in Tata’s line-up today.

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The 2020 Tata Nexon BSVI is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The former generates 120 PS and 170 Nm of peak power and torque figures respectively, and the latter is good for 110 PS and 260 Nm. While the diesel motor retains its figures from the pre-facelift, BSIV model, the petrol engine is now more powerful by 10 PS. Torque figure remains unchanged though. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual as standard and a 6-speed automatic as an option.

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It should also be noted the Nexon petrol is now more powerful than its predecessor, but it still isn’t the most powerful in its segment. Ford EcoSport, with its 125 PS 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, still has the segment-leading power figure. Next on the list are Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue, both with a 120 PS turbocharged inline-3 motor, tying for the second spot with the Nexon. AT last, we have Maruti Vitara Brezza with its 105 PS, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol mill. The hierarchy of power could change soon, however, with the advent of “mStallion” engine in the XUV300 Sportz, and maybe even the EcoSport as well.

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The Nexon's engine could also power the upcoming Altroz JTP

Currently, Tata’s upgraded 1.2-litre petrol could also be featured on the new Altroz JTP, along with the facelifted versions of the Tiago and Tigor JTP. That, however, could still take a lot of time. The demand for performance-oriented vehicles has always been low, and Tata motors would perhaps like to wait a little before dipping their hands in this pool.

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