The next-gen Tata Nexon is expected to receive the new ALFA platform along with a new IMPACT 2.0 design language that debuted on the Tata Harrier
Tata Nexon is selling in a good number in the fast-growing segment of sub-four meter SUVs. In the production line-up of Tata Motors, the Nexon is also one of the hot selling models, next to the most popular Tiago hatchback. This SUV is launched back in 2017, now it is the right time for the Nexon to move forward with its long-awaited facelift. Even before the mid-life facelift updates arrive, Tata Motors is reported to work on the second generation of the Nexon.
The new gen Nexon is expected to be radically redesigned. Based on the new ALFA platform, the second-gen Nexon will be strongly influenced by Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design language which is currently presented on the Harrier. In other words, the next-gen Nexon will carry certain resemblances with the ongoing Harrier. Projecting from the current style of the Harrier, some have rendered the Nexon to predict its all-new design.
The render done by @ashutishb (Team-BHP member) illustrates a Harrier-inspired Nexon with a coming-of-edge design. Similar to the Harrier, it has a slim day running light connecting with the upper line of the grille while the separate headlight housing is put underneath. That’s said, the Nexon is expected to carry forward some of its signature design elements from the ongoing version.
Second-gen Tata Nexon is expected to be inspired by the IMPACT 2.0 design language. Image Source: Team-BHP
The current Nexon is ageing now. Its platform, the XO, is shared among many existing Tata models, which will be soon replaced by the ALFA. Aesthetically, the ongoing Nexon is inspired by the old IMPACT design philosophy which has evolved into the IMPACT 2.0 now. On the upcoming facelift version, the platform and the design language are unchanged. However, in its new generation, both of the above will be replaced.
Tata Motors plans to mainstream the OMEGA and ALFA platform across its range in the future. Particularly, under-4.3-meter models will all be underpinned by the ALFA platform while the over-4.3-meter will receive the OMEGA platform. These platforms are designed with high flexibility, allowing the car manufacturer to accommodate various body types, powertrains and transmissions, hence and expand the model range. Also, thanks to these structures’ strong built quality, Tata’s new models will have no trouble passing the new crash test and meeting the new safety standard.
ALFA platform will replace the current XO architecture on the new-gen Nexon
The current powertrain options offered on the Nexon include a petrol and diesel engine option. The former is a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that puts out the peak power of 108bhp and the maximum torque of 170Nm. The diesel version drives on a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged motor. This engine is packed with the same power of 108bhp and much higher torque of 260Nm. Manual and automatic transmission are offered on both diesel and petrol trims. No changes on the powertrain are expected on the facelift Nexon.