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Tata Nexon Facelift Spotted Testing

Tata Nexon Facelift Spotted Testing

Snapshot: The Tata Nexon facelift will be based on IMPACT 2.0 design language.

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  • A test mule of heavily camouflaged Nexon was spotted in Chandigarh.
  • The Tata Nexon facelift will get IMPACT 2.0 design language.
  • It was seen sporting a few styling changes.
  • The interior was covered completely, though Tata will make changes to the cabin.
  • It will also get updated engines to comply with the upcoming BS VI emission norms.

A spy shot of Tata Nexon facelift has surfaced online implying the subcompact model is set for an update soon. The model was spotted undergoing test runs in Chandigarh. Tata Motors is planning to give its first batch of models built under IMPACT design language a facelift. These facelifts will sport Tata’s new IMPACT 2.0 tenet which made its debut with Harrier. Tata’s upcoming premium hatchback, Atroz which was recently previewed at 2019 Geneva Motor Show, will also be designed on IMPACT 2.0.

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The Tata Nexon test mule was heavily camouflaged, though some styling bits were visible such as clear lens tail lamps, blacked-out B pillars with grey window, roof spoiler atop and black wheel arch cladding. While the interior was completely covered, it is also expected to receive changes. The Tata Nexon test mule is said to be heading to Himalayas for high altitude and cold weather testing.

Tata’s compact hatchback Tiago, its sedan version Tigor and subcompact SUV Nexon, all are based on the XO platform, however Tata is said to use either Alfa underpinnings or OMEGA platform for its existing models based on their size. That said, the car measuring less than 4.3 meters in length will underpin Alfa platform, whereas OMEGA platform will be used for bigger cars. The change in underpinnings will reportedly ensure supreme level of safety. Interestingly, the new Tata platforms (Alfa & OMEGA) are highly versatile and can be used for varied body styles as well as size. Besides, these platforms have been crafted to support hybridization and electrification. It can also be paired with multiple engines and transmissions.

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 These futuristic platforms can prove to be highly useful for Tata as India is aiming to attain electric mobility by 2030. It will also allow converting the traditional petrol-diesel powered models into EVs and hybrids in future. While Tata cars will undergo design and platform change, the company will also update its engine options to comply with the upcoming BS VI emission norms. However, the not so popular diesel versions of Tiago and Tigor will be discontinued owing to high cost involved in updating it. Nexon, on the other hand, will continue to offer both petrol and diesel engines.

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