The design of the second facelift for the Tata Nexon takes inspiration from the Curvv concept. This compact SUV now features a 7-speed DCT paired with the turbo-petrol engine and a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen. The Tata Nexon facelift, revealed on September 7, takes its design cues from the Curvv and Harrier EV concepts. It features a split-headlamp arrangement where the headlights are positioned within a trapezoidal housing. Above, there are sequential LED daytime running lights (DRLs) connected by a slim upper grille housing the Tata Motors logo. The lower half of the bumper includes a prominent bar where the number plate is placed.
The updated 16-inch alloy wheels feature a fresh design, and the accent line, which used to be highlighted in a contrasting color, has been modified. Additionally, the Nexon facelift now includes a full-width LED light bar connecting the tail-lights, and the reverse light has been relocated to the bumper.
In terms of dimensions, the SUV has undergone minimal changes. It has gained 2mm in length and 14mm in height, but the width has decreased by 7mm. The wheelbase and ground clearance remain unchanged at 2,498mm and 208mm, respectively. Tata Motors also confirms a boot space of 382 litres.
Tata Nexon facelift interior, features
Internally, the Nexon facelift bears a strong resemblance to the Curvv concept. The center console, featuring significantly fewer physical buttons, has been substituted with a touch-based panel for HVAC controls. Furthermore, the AC vents on the console are now slimmer and more angular. In addition to this, the dashboard boasts leather inserts and a finish reminiscent of carbon fiber.
In the highest trim of the Nexon facelift, you’ll find a 10.25-inch floating touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster of the same size, which can also serve as a navigation display. Additional amenities encompass a 360-degree camera, connectivity features for the car, a wireless charging system, ventilated front seats, an air purifier, a voice-controlled sunroof, and more. Safety elements comprise six airbags as a standard feature across all variants, electronic stability control (ESC), three-point seat belts for all occupants, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, as well as emergency and breakdown call assistance.
Tata Nexon facelift powertrain, variants
Beneath the bonnet, the Nexon facelift retains its 120hp, 170Nm, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, and the 115hp, 260Nm, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both engines still offer the same choices of a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed AMT. Additionally, the petrol engine provides the flexibility of a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (with paddle shifters), depending on the specific variant.
ata Motors has abandoned the previous naming convention, which used ‘X’ prefixes such as XE, XM, XM+, XZ+, and XZ+ Lux. Instead, they have adopted a naming system similar to that of the Punch model. Under this new scheme, the Nexon facelift variants are named Smart, Smart+, Smart+ S, Pure, Pure S, Creative, Creative+, Creative+ S, Fearless, Fearless S, and Fearless+ S. The ‘+’ indicates optional packages with various features, while ‘S’ signifies the inclusion of a sunroof.
Tata Nexon facelift rivals
The updated Nexon model remains in competition with other vehicles in its segment, including the Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, and the Nissan Magnite.