Base-spec Tata Nexon XE hardly comes with any features on board. This one, however, gets all the equipment sourced via the aftermarket route to offer similar convenience as the top-end variant.
Tata Nexon received a mid-life update earlier this year. Post the cosmetic update, the Nexon looked bolder and better than its pre-facelift version. It starts at a price tag of Rs. 6.95 lakh, and thus, it easily scores a decent figure on the sales chart. Furthermore, the base-spec XE trims make for an affordable and sensible choice to go for. It comes loaded with a slew of safety features; however, it does miss out on some essential features that accentuate the ambience of the car’s interior and its overall appeal. But, aftermarket accessory route is always there to help you out. So, here’s a video that we came across on YouTube channel of JJ Automobile Vlogs, which shows, how a base model Nexon get features that are offered with the higher-end trims only.
In the video, a base model Nexon is loaded with a lot of aftermarket equipment to give it an upmarket appeal. To start with, this Nexon gets a set of aftermarket fog lamps, which the host claims to be as good as the OEM ones. Also, a dummy shark-fin antenna has been fitted on to its roof. The base-spec Nexon comes with a regular key and no central locking or keyless entry is on offer from the factory, thus a remote locking system from RD has also been installed on this Nexon. It also gets a flip key like the mid-spec variants and it comes with controls for the central locking system as well. The last addition on the exterior of this Nexon is a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, which are shod with low-profile 215-section Yokohama rubber.
On the inside, the car gets 7-d mats with a diamond-shaped stitching pattern. Sadly, the entry-level Nexon does not come with an infotainment system from the factory. This one, however, gets a touchscreen infotainment unit from Punk Audio with 2GB RAM and 16 GB storage and runs on Android 9. It is coupled to a 4-channel Pioneer amplifier to power 2 JBL tweeters, 2 Infinity component speakers, and 2 speakers for the rear seats. Also, the conventional wind-to-roll handles for the rear windows have been replaced with power window switches. With all of this equipment in place, this base-spec Nexon hardly feels like one anymore, as it gets a lot of add-ons now, on the outside and as well as on the inside.