Tata Nexon now has the highest number of variants with the count standing at 36 in the price range of Rs 6.99 – 12.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
If the Hyundai Creta has as many as 12 variants that might confuse buyers on which models to choose from, it is a surprise that the Hyundai Creta itself is still not the car with the highest number of variants in India. With more new variants launch a while back, the Tata Nexon is now the one with the largest number of variants in the Indian market.
Over the last six months, over 8 variants of the Nexon has been added to the model’s range. Now, the count is at 36 variants with 18 in petrol and 18 in diesel configurations as well as manual and automatic versions for both. Currently, there are 10 main trim levels of the Nexon that are further available in four combinations including Petrol-MT, Petrol-AMT, Diesel-MT and Diesel-AMT. Do note that the base XE and XZ grades do not offer an automatic transmission or else, the total number of variants will go up to 40.
The price range of the petrol-powered Nexon variants start from Rs 6.99 lakh and top off at Rs 11.34 lakh while the diesel counterparts get the price starting from Rs 8.45 lakh to Rs 12.70 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). From these, the Tata Nexon is even costlier than the Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue, thereby becoming the most expensive SUV of the segment.
Under the hood of the Tata Nexon lies two engine options – including a 1.2-litre3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine along with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel unit. The former can produce 120 PS of max power and 170 Nm of torque while those of the latter are at 110 PS/ 260 Nm, respectively. The SUV is packed with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AMT along with the support of multi-drive modes.
Without doubts, Tata Nexon is one of the safest cars of India and we’ve reported you many cases of accidents of Tata Nexon that proved just that. The compact SUV by Tata is also loaded with many premium features that are available with other competitors. However, with the launch of the Kia Sonet in some days, the sub-four-metre SUV segment will face an aggressive feature-laden SUV from the South Korean brand.