Old Tata Nexon With Mag Wheels of Facelift - Not Bad, eh?

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 01/06/2020
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Here's a pre-facelift version of the Tata Nexon that has been shod with the alloy wheels from the facelifted version of the car

Tata Nexon received a mid-cycle update with BS-6 compliant engines earlier this year. With the update, the compact SUV not only gets updated motors but even revamped exterior and interior. However, the changes on the interior are limited to a new steering wheel and an all-digital instrument cluster. The changes on the outside, though, are far more comprehensive. The face now looks butch in comparison to the funky-styled pre-facelift model. On the sides, the major change is the new design for alloy wheels, while rear facet gets a revised headlamp cluster and repositioned reflectors. All of these changes are hard to impart to the old model, but fixing the new alloy wheels is certainly not a tough job. Rohit Roy Chowdhury from Kolkata has already done this exercise on his pre-facelift Nexon.

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Old Tata Nexon With Mag Wheels of Facelift - Not Bad, eh?

The alloys of the facelifted model gets a busier design with a 8-spoke patten.

The facelifted Nexon gets an 8-spoke design in comparison to the 5-spoke units seen on the pre-facelift version of the car. Since Chowdhury owns the Kraz edition of the Nexon, he has used red-coloured rim strips to match the wheels with the other red-bits of the car. It is the top-spec XZA+ variant of the car, which came equipped the AMT to perform the transmission duties.

With the facelift, the Nexon continues to get the same 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options as earlier, albeit, in an updated format with lower emissions. The 1.2L 3-pot turbocharged petrol motor also belts out an increased power output of 120 PS, while the torque output remains identical at 170 Nm. The 1.5L 4-cylinder oil burner continues to propel a peak power output of 110 PS and a max. torque of 260 Nm. The transmission options available on Nexon are 6-speed MT and 6-speed AMT.

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Old Tata Nexon With Mag Wheels of Facelift - Not Bad, eh?

From this particular angle, it would tough to make out if it's the pre-facelift Nexon. At least for the untrained eyes.

Tata Nexon is also the first Indian car to get a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating. However, it was only possible in the second attempt. It initially scored a 4-star rating. Helping it do so is a set of safety equipment such as dual-front airbags, seat-belts with pre-tensioners, high-speed warning, impact sensing door unlock, speed-sensing door lock, front seat belt reminders, reverse parking camera, corner stability control, rollover mitigation, brake disc wiping, 4-channel ABS with EBD and more. Talking of the major update on the Nexon’s feature with the facelift, it is the addition of an electronic sunroof, which was not available before. The prices for the Nexon start at Rs. 6.95, which makes it a direct rival to the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue.

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