India's largest automotive manufacturer Tata Motors is all set to launch SUV Nexon during the festive season with two new engine options. According to the reports, the company has added two new engines — the 1.2L turbocharged petrol and the 1.5L diesel — to its powertrain portfolio.These engine option will be available in the new SUV Nexon.
The Nexon is the short form of Next-On and signifies next level of things. The Nexon made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, the company said in a release. Designed at Tata Motors in-house facility in Pune, the engines have been indigenously developed with inputs from renowned global technology suppliers like AVL, Bosch, Mahale and Honeywell, the company said.
While the Revotron engines will be manufactured at the Sanand facility, the Revotorq engines will be produced at the Ranjangaon facility, the company added.
On the occasion, Mayank Pareek, president, passenger vehicles business unit at Tata Motors said, "We are not leaving any stones unturned while we prepare to launch the all new Nexon.""Both these engines have been designed and developed after extensive feedback from auto enthusiasts, expert drivers, followed by extensive testing across India, on different terrains," he said.
"We are confident that this new family of engines will further help us build our brand and deliver a memorable experience on-road," Pareek said. He also said that the new engines will be light on weight and low on friction, delivering high performance and fuel economy.
The four-cylinder diesel engine will offer a maximum power of 110 ps at 3,750 rpm, and a maximum torque of 260 Nm at 1,500-27,50 rpm, while the three-cylinder petrol engine offers a maximum power of 110 ps at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 170 Nm at 2,000-4,000 rpm.The new transmission--TA6300-- offers synchromesh with overdrive and comes with six forward gears and one reverse.
Out of the four compact SUVs, the Brezza and the EcoSport have managed to grab maximum attention of customers.
Tata Nexon (expected): Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Rs 7.2 lakh to Rs 9.9 lakh
Ford EcoSport: Rs 7.1 lakh to Rs 10.7 lakh
Tata motors first showcased the Nexon SUV in its concept form at the 2014 Auto Expo.
With PTI Input