The Tata Nexon just got an update this year with a refreshed front end design updated BS-VI compliant engines. Check out the video below to see how the diesel Nexon drives.
Tata got one of its best success stories with its Nexon compact SUV. Ever since its launch back in 2017, it has been posting strong sales figures every month with its competitive price and feature-loaded trims. The compact SUV segment has seen rapid growth in a short span of time and keeps getting crowded with new models launching every other month, the Nissan Magnite being the latest. To keep up with so many rivals, the Nexon recently got a mid-life facelift with a new front-end design language in which you get refreshed bumpers front and rear, new skid plates, and a new Tri-arrow design on the lower grille coupled with redesigned all-LED headlamps and fog lamps. We came across this video on how the diesel Nexon drives compared to the petrol version.
The video has been uploaded by Caar O Waar over on YouTube in which he gets his hands on the updated BS-VI diesel Tata Nexon for a short drive. The first thing you will notice when you start the motor is that even though being a diesel, it has noticeably lower vibrations. That is because it is a 4-cylinder unit compared to a 3-cylinder unit for the petrol. The engine also doesn’t judder or struggle to pick up speed from very low revs and keeps pulling smoothly till the redline. Its acceleration is linear and very similar to the petrol, any differences only being noticed after switching to Sport mode. Where the engine excels is in NVH levels, barring the customary diesel clatter, it has next to no vibrations coming through the steering or the gear lever. The engine is very refined for a diesel and also the clutch is better judged than the petrol in terms of travel and feel. That being said, the gearshift is a bit notchy compared to the petrol and the engine also gets noticeably louder when switching from City to Sport mode.
The Tata Nexon diesel is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-pot turbo unit which makes peak power and torque figures of 110 PS/260 Nm and can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT. Prices for the Nexon diesel start from Rs 8.45 lakh – Rs 12.70 lakh, ex-showroom. It is on average Rs 2 lakh more expensive than the petrol in every trim level, so buying the diesel only makes sense if you have a very high average travel distance.