Tata Nexon as we all know is a compact SUV. The car was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, and it’s as close as a production car can get to a concept design. With the Nexon, Tata aims to increase its share of the market and take on the competitors like Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza etc.
So why is Nexon worth the wait? Read on.
Launch is around the corner
We go to great lengths to ensure that the choice we are making is best for us, and we flounder with choices until the day we buy the car. Nexon looks like a great product and images that you have seen online don’t do it justice. And if you are impressed by the images itself, you should really see the car in person. Since launch is around the corner (in August - September), we would suggest you to wait if you have shortlisted any of the car like Ford EcoSport, Vitara Brezza or Mahindra TUV300 etc. It seems like Tata has a great product at hands.
We saw what Tata did with Tiago, it undercut the competition by a big margin and provided great value to the buyers. The same is true for Tata Hexa, which after GST costs just Rs 10.95 lakh for the base variant, while you can buy automatic at Rs13.91 lakh. It’s a great alternative if you are looking for other cars in the segment. Tata’s is likely to do the same with Nexon and prices are expected to start around Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom). If you compare it to the others, it’s definitely great value.
We know how bad Indian roads can sometimes get, the car is rumoured to have about 200mm of ground clearance. And we know how much luggage space we need to have for the mother in law who just won’t stop visiting. Jokes aside, the car’s wide enough to fit a full-size washing machine (put across), that should give you the sense of space that the car is going to offer despite the small size that it has. Expect space for all your odds and ends and decent economy too.
Tiago, and Hexa in particular, surprised us with their long equipment list which included several segment-first features. The Hexa offers drive modes, mood lighting, Juke-car app, Smart remote app and host of other connectivity features which makes it easily the best in terms of features. It’s expected that some of these features would trickle into the less expensive Nexon too. Nexon is also expected to offer a lot of safety features as standard, other than that, you can expect features like touchscreen system with impressive music system and support for park assistance, reverse parking camera etc.
Improved Service network and reliability
Tata is not only launching more products based fewer platforms to make itself more efficient, it has also invested heavily (Rs 2500 crore) in improving the service network, after sales, and in the development of new products to improve its overall standing. Reliability of Tata cars has improved leaps and bounds. Tiago, Hexa, Tigor, Zest and Bolt are all testimony to this fact. To prove this fact Tata also conducted endurance test “Geared For Great Challenge” last year, which was aimed at improving the brand perception and prove how reliable Tata cars have become now.