Check out this digital rendering of a modified Tata Nexon, built into a hardcore off-roader, complete with a video of the entire design process.
Vehicle modification is quite popular in India. It allows people to have their own personalised vehicle that is different from everything else on the road, or gain performance benefits if they wished to. Some people, however, wish to modify vehicles digitally. This allows them to go crazy with their modifications, without breaking the bank. Here we have one such digital modification of a Tata Nexon.
TATA Nexon Off-Road Version | Rendering | Yogi Sejwal Design
The video above, uploaded by Youtube channel ‘Yogi Sejwal Design’, showcases a Tata Nexon facelift modified to become a hardcore off-road SUV. The first change made to the car is the replacement of road-going tyres with new knobbly ones, along with new alloy wheels borrowed from the Chevrolet Colorado pickup. After that, we get a complete roof-rack added to the car, along with roof-mounted auxiliary LED lights. At the front, we get four auxiliary headlights and a front tow hook. For added protection, we also get a heavy-duty bash plate for the front bumper. The headlights gain a yellow tint too.
As for the mechanicals of the car, they remain unchanged, as with all digital modifications. Tata Nexon is available with two engine options- a petrol and a diesel. The petrol powerplant is a 1.2-litre, inline-3, turbocharged unit, capable of generating 110 PS and 113 Nm. The diesel mill is a 1.5-litre, inline-4, turbocharged unit, which can produce 110 PS and 260 Nm. Both the engines come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a 6-speed AMT is available as an option. There is also an electric version of the Nexon launched earlier this year, called the Nexon EV. It has a 30.2 kWh li-ion battery pack and can belt out a maximum power of 129 PS and a peak torque of 245 Nm. It comes mated to a 1-speed transmission.
Tata Nexon is one of the safest vehicles in India, having scored a 5-star Adult safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests. Also, it was the first made-in-India car to achieve that score, which is quite a major achievement in itself. The current (facelift) model has not been crash-tested yet, but we expect it to have as good a score as the previous version, if not better.