In this video, a Tata Nexon owner can be seen explaining the reasons that made him buy the Nexon over models like the Hyundai Creta, Venue, Ford EcoSport and others
Tata Nexon attracts many sub-4-metre SUV buyers every month. A big credit for the increasing sales figures goes to the way it looks. The Nexon in the facelifted avatar has adopted the updated Impact 2.0 design language. Moreover, it also boasts of a 5-star crash test rating, which has helped it in finding more buyers. However, there are a lot of other reasons due to which consumers are preferring Nexon over its rivals. In a bid to find them out, we came across a YouTube video from the channel of Caar O Waar. In the video, the host talks about the reasons that made him buy the Tata Nexon over vehicles like the Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. The host owns the XZ+ trim of the Nexon, and it is the petrol variant. He bought it for an on-road price of Rs. 10.60 lakh.
The host claims that he had originally booked a base-spec Hyundai Creta before making his mind to buy the Nexon. In this transition, he had to suffer a loss of Rs. 2,500 while cancelling the booking of the Creta. He says that the entry-level E trim of the Hyundai Creta felt like a stripped-down version, and therefore, he planned to buy a feature-loaded trim of a smaller sub-4m compact-SUV. He then shortlisted five compact-SUVs – Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, and Hyundai Venue.
The reason behind not buying the Mahindra XUV300 for the host was its boot space as it offers a trunk volume of 257 litres only. Moving over to the Ford EcoSport, the tailgate-mounted spare wheel and lack of features were deal-breaker for the host. Also, the EcoSport is in the market for almost a decade now, and it still looks the same, which is why he avoided buying one. For the Hyundai Venue, he claims that the 1.0L turbo-petrol doesn’t feel all that lively in the higher rpm range. He felt that it was quite noisy for his liking, and even the doors didn’t have the reassuring thud sound when closed.
Talking of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the host didn’t like the interior of the car. The plastic quality is not up to the mark, and so is the case with the fit and finish levels, he claims. Moving over to the Nexon, the host says that the comfortable seats and the 5-star crash test rating were the main reasons that made him settle for the Nexon. Moreover, it scored higher on his comparison chart in terms of look, fit-finish, and space on offer.