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Image gallery: Tata Nexon first drive review

Team OD  /
27 Jul 2017 18:43:09 IST

The most anticipated SUV from Tata Motors, the Nexon, will be launched soon, this September to be exact. The compact Tata Nexon is powered by all-new petrol as well as diesel engines. These engines are exclusively mated to 6-speed manual transmissions. Both the engines have a peak output of 110PS; however, the petrol's torque is 170Nm while the diesel delivers roughly 100Nm more. While the fuel efficiency of both the cars hasn't been disclosed yet, a source tells us that the new Nexon will deliver a higher claimed fuel efficiency than its closest competitor, the Vitara Brezza. While you will read the full-blown review of the car here shortly, here is a look at, well, the images of the SUV.

The Nexon has stayed true to its concept form. Seen here is the production-spec versionThe Nexon has stayed true to its concept form. Seen here is the production-spec version

The white element below the fog lamp is just a reflective tape but, true to its name, gets the job doneThe white element below the fog lamp is just a reflective tape. The fog lamp itself has cornering function and depends on the steering input

The headlamps have the DRL elements in them. Tata have added projector headlights to the top-spec Nexon trimThe headlamps have the DRL elements in them. Tata has added projector headlights to the top-spec Nexon trim

The Impact Design as Tata likes to call it, works well for this car as it has with the Tiago, Tigor and HexaThe Impact Design, as Tata likes to call it, works well for this car as it has with the Tiago, Tigor and Hexa

Notice the gray-coloured beltline. It gels well with the overall design and theme of the carNotice the grey-coloured beltline

16-inch wheel are standard across the Nexon range while the top-spec XZ+ gets diamond-cut alloys16-inch wheel are standard across the Nexon range while the top-spec XZ+ gets diamond-cut alloys

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The rear end of the car is as attractive as the front. The LED tail lamps add to the flair

We have seen this rear skid plate in other Tata cars. It doesn't look out of place and in fact helps the Nexon look a tad SUV-like

That coupe-like roofline as well as the floating roof look very good in flesh

The diesel Nexon has its tail pipe finished in chrome while the petrol gets a darkened unit

A new XZ+ trim has been added to the Tata car line-up. Expect more spruced variants of existing products with this tagA new XZ+ trim has been added to the Tata car line-up

The reverse camera sits right below the Tata logo while we would have preferred the Volkswagen kind swivel functionThe reverse camera sits right below the Tata logo

This is the first time Tata is using a door lock-unlock sensor in its car

The inside of the car could have been a tad better executed. The dashboard by itself isn't as bad looking but there are a few elements that could have been better like plastics at some placeThe inside of the car could have been a tad better executed. The dashboard by itself isn't as bad looking but there are a few elements that could have been better like plastics at some places

These meters are shared with the Tiago and Tigor. They first debuted in the Zest though

This new 6.5-inch floating touchscreen is the centre-piece of the Nexon's cabin. It is compatible with Android Auto as of now, however, Apple CarPlay will be added at a later stage. The screen is vivid and doesn't have lag. A good sign then!This new 6.5-inch floating touchscreen is the centrepiece of the Nexon's cabin. It is compatible with Android Auto as of now, and Apple CarPlay will be added at a later stage

This knob replaces the earlier button system that allowed one to select the Drive modes. it is easy to use and can be used on the move. Plus you get an audio reminder of the mode you've selectedThis knob allows one to select the Drive modes. Plus you get an audio reminder of the mode you've selected

Looks a bit Jaguar-inspired, doesn't it? Well, Tata owns JLRLooks a bit Jaguar inspired, doesn't it? Well, Tata owns JLR

There is a start-stop button, as is the norm with most of the premium compact SUVs in the market todayThere is a start-stop button

These are typical Tata fare. Notice the parking aid on the left? It helps check if someone has inched too close to the car in traffic or for even checking the surrounding. You don't have to slot the car into reverse to engage it and can be used on the goNotice the parking aid on the left? It helps check if someone has inched too close to the car in traffic or for even checking the surrounding. You don't have to slot the car into reverse to engage it and can be used on the go

The power window switches are borrowed from other Tata cars and the driver side only has an auto-down function

Height adjustable seats are a great value additionHeight adjustable seat belts

Tata engineers say that this can be used for storing sunglassesTata engineers say that this can be used for storing sunglasses

This looks like a health band. It isn't though. It uses RF to replace the key. Suppose you're going to the gym and do not want to carry the key. Use this specifically-designed band and lock and unlock the car by touching the door sensor. The boot too can be opened with this. However, till the time you are using this band, the main key will be rendered obsolete - width=This looks like a health band. It isn't though. It uses RF to replace the key. Suppose you're going to the gym and do not want to carry the key. Use this specifically designed band and lock and unlock the car by touching the door sensor. The boot too can be opened with this. However, till the time you are using this band, the main key will be rendered obsolete

That's again a new key design for a Tata car. Looks well madeThat's again a new key design for a Tata car. Looks well made

The sloping roofline doesn't eat space at the back. In fact, the packaging is very clever and Tata has used thin foam for the seats to liberate more space inside the cabin. Here is 5ft 7inch tall Anis sitting behind the driver's seat set for a 6ft plus driverThe sloping roofline doesn't eat space at the back. In fact, the packaging is very clever and Tata has used thin foam for the seats to liberate more space inside the cabin. Here is 5ft-7inch-tall Anis sitting behind the driver's seat set for a 6ft-plus driver

There are two rear AC vents with two blower speeds controlling themThere are two rear AC vents with two blower speeds controlling them

That glove box is big enough to hold a laptop (notice a separate compartment for it and is illuminated too). The tray can be removed to increase the storage capacity. The glovebox is cooled tooThat glove box is big enough to hold a laptop (notice a separate compartment for it and is illuminated too). The tray can be removed to increase the storage capacity. The glovebox is cooled too

This sliding mechanism is housed in the centre console and can be used to store cell phones and other knick knacksThis sliding mechanism is housed in the centre console and can be used to store cell phones and other knick-knacks

Full-size spare wheel is stacked neatly along with all the other tools required to change a flat tyreFull-size spare wheel is stacked neatly along with all the other tools required to change a flat tyre

The boot space is 350 litres and can be increased to 690 litres with the help of the 60:40 split rear seatsThe boot space is 350 litres and can be increased to 690 litres with the help of the 60:40 split rear seats

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