Do you know that the look of the final clay model for the Tata Nexon facelift was slightly different from that of the production version? We explain the changes through the help of pictures of the clay model prepared by Pratap Bose
In January 2020, Tata Motors launched the facelifted Nexon in the country. In comparison to the pre-facelift model, the car looked better. As a part of the mid-life update, the Nexon got itself a new clam-shell bonnet, slimmer front grille, redesigned foglamp housings, resculpted bumpers, and revised headlamp and tail lamp units along with a few more tweaks. Before the design of the facelifted model made its way to the production line, a clay model of the same had to be showcased by the global design team of the Tata Motors to the top honchos at the organization to get the final approval. Mr. Pratap Bose, Vice President, Global Design, Tata Motors has recently shared the pictures of the very same clay model on a social media platform.
He shared the pictures as a memory throwback to the day when the design for the Nexon facelift was finalized via the help of a clay model. Also, in the pictures, it can be seen that the Nexon facelift's clay model doesn’t look exactly like the production model as certain design cues had to be toned down before it reached the production line. Also, some design elements seem to have been added as well. To start with, the first and foremost change is the tri-arrow pattern for the lower air dam, which can’t be seen on the Nexon facelift clay model. So is the case with the silver-finish for the foglamp housings.
Moving over to the sides, one can see that the clay model sits on the same alloy wheels which performed duties on the pre-facelift model. On the rear, however, there are a lot of differences that the Tata Nexon facelift's clay model possesses in comparison to the production-spec car. The tail lamps on the clay model feature red lenses, whereas the production-spec Nexon gets clear-lens tail lamps. Also, the placement of reflector on the rear bumper is different on the clay model in comparison to the production model, and the same can be seen for the design of rear scuff plates as well.