After launching the Tata Nexon XZ(S) trim in April this year, Tata Motors has now launched Tata Nexon XM(S), an even cheaper sunroof-equipped version of its Maruti Vitara Brezza-rival
Tata Motors introduced the refreshed Nexon early this year. The updated version came with BSVI-compliant motors and a host of styling updates. A highlight of the Nexon facelift was the availability of a factory-fitted sunroof on the top-spec trim. Later on, in April 2020, the carmaker even introduced a new XZ+(S) trim in order to make a sunroof-equipped Nexon more accessible to the buyers. Based on the top-spec XZ+(O) trim, the new trim is priced lower than the flagship version but does offer a factory-fitted electric sunroof. A few months down the line, the carmaker has now launched yet another new trim, which makes a sunroof-equipped Nexon a lot more affordable than before. Dubbed ‘XM(S)’, the new trim is based on the mid-spec XM trim.
Tata Nexon XM(S) trim is available at starting price of Rs 8.36 lakh. The prices for the new variant go all the way up to Rs 10.30 lakh for the diesel-automatic version. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). Along with the sunroof, it also gets features likes, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps, and steering mounted audio controls. Other than this, the new version gets all the features of the ‘XM' trim. These include-projector headlamps, LED DRLs, ConnectNext infotainment system, multiple drive modes (Eco, City & Sport), hill-hold control, electronic stability control, dual front airbags and a host of others as well.
Speaking on the launch of Tata Nexon XM(S), Vivek Srivatsa, Head of Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors said"Keeping up with our commitment, we are elated to announce the launch of Nexon XM(S). A product that will now allow our customers to enjoy superior features such as the electric sunroof at a compelling price."
It's worth mentioning here that recently, Tata Motors issued a teaser image to reveal that it plans to launch a new version of the Tata Nexon in the coming days. As the carmaker introduces the new model formally today, it is clear that the rumours of the carmaker planning to launch a DCT-equipped version today don't hold any truth.
Rumours abound that Tata Motors could be working on a DCT-equipped version of the petrol Tata Nexon in order to take on the 1.0 DCT models of the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue. The Nexon already features a turbo-petrol mill and adding a DCT to the mix looks like the obvious step to make the entire proposition more lucrative. In fact, the homegrown carmaker could actually launch the rumoured DCT model in near future, but for now, it looks like all we'll get is a new mid-spec trim featuring a factory-fitted electric sunroof.
At the moment, the Tata Nexon is available with a choice of two turbocharged engines - 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. Furthermore, both the motors are available with two transmission choices - 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT. The petrol mill offers 120PS-170Nm, while the oil-burner offers 110PS-260Nm.