“Safety does not come with luck, it has to be prepared”. And this is what a few carmakers like Tata Motors and Mahindra have been doing. Making cars safer. Tata introduced India’s first safest car, the Nexon back in 2017. How is it the safest? It was the first car from India to score a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test. Tata Nexon has proven that cars can be made safer while keeping the cost down. But, has the crossover SUV got anything else to offer? Let’s find out!
Tata Nexon | Engine Specifications
The year 2020 started with Tata revealing another 5-star rated car, the Altroz while giving facelifts to the Nexon and some other cars. The latest generation of Nexon has got two engine options. A 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine and 1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq engine. Let’s take a look at the parameters.
|Engine||Revotron Petrol||Revotorq Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual/AMT||6-speed Manual/AMT|
It is clear from the table that the Nexon has got some good specifications when it comes to the engine. The engine is powerful, torquey and has got a good fuel mileage too.
But has Tata Nexon got any features to lure in customers? Have a look.
The Features List
The coupe inspired aerodynamic shape makes the Nexon simply elegant to look out for. At the front, it has got bold LED DRLs, tri-arrow design front grille, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps and much more. At the rear, it has got the signature LED taillights. But aren’t these only for the aesthetics? Are there any features or are we fooling around? Absolutely not. There are a plethora of features:
- Cruise Control
- Digital instrument cluster
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Express Cool
- Touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Electric Sunroof
- Cooled glovebox
- Tri-tone finish in the cabin
- Flatbed steering wheel
- iRA technology
And let’s have a look at the safety features too:
- Fortified cabin
- Dual-front airbags as standard
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Electronic Traction Control
- Roll-over mitigation
- Emergency brake assist
- Hill Hold Control
- ABS with EBD
- ISOFIX anchorage
- Height-adjustable seatbelts
- Reverse parking assist
- Connected car safety
So it is clear from the above that Nexon has got everything, be it the power, be it the features, be it the safety or be it the style.
But, is it better than Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza?
Yes, definitely! First of all, the 2020 Brezza has been offered with just a petrol engine option that is way too underpowered in comparison with the Nexon’s engine. While the diesel engine has not been offered due to the BS6 emission norms.
Secondly, Nexon offers way more safety starting from the base variant as compared to the Brezza. This is the reason that Nexon scored 5-star in adult protection while 4-stars in child protection at the Global NCAP. At the same test, Vitara Brezza scored 4 stars for adult occupancy while 2 stars for child occupant. Moreover, Nexon straightaway feels more SUV than the Brezza due to the aerodynamic design and a bigger stance.
While everything is in favour of the Nexon, one thing Maruti has been beating its competitors at is the price. But this case is an exception. Nexon has a starting price of ₹6,95,000 which goes up to ₹10,60,000 for the top variant.
On the other hand, Maruti has set a starting price of ₹7,34,000 for the base variant which goes all the way up to ₹11,15,000. So we clearly have a winner. Tata Nexon surely has got an upper hand over the Vitara Brezza in terms of absolutely everything.
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