So, very recently we got our first look at the new Nexon facelift that is going to launch in September 2023 with new features and upgrades over the current version. So, why don’t we compare the current Nexon against the upcoming Facelift Nexon to see what changes Tata Motors made on the SUV!
Tata Nexon Old vs New – Exterior
The current Nexon front has black element that connect with the Halogen headlamps with LED DRLs inside the headlamps that kind of look similar to the rear taillamps and the bottom is the tri-arrow grille with fog lamps at the sides. From the side, it has creases to give it mean look. It has a non-functional roof-rail and rides on the 16-inch alloy wheels. The front and rear bumper are finished in silver faux skid plate. At the rear, it has LED taillamps with two lines within them and has a rear wiper at the rear windscreen with shark fin antenna on top.
As for the Nexon facelift, it has closed grille with Curvv inspired design with sleeker and thinner L-shaped LED DRLs and between the DRLs is a thinner black element, and below the split LED headlamps that is positioned vertically. The bumpers has been redesigned with small rectangles that makes it look similar to the Curvv SUV. The side profile largely remains the same except the ORVMs are sleeker and looks similar to the Harrier and Safari, and slightly redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it features connected LED taillights with V-shaped horizontally on both sides and light bar at the center, sequential indicators, the C-shaped protrusions, and the reflectors are pushed towards the edge to give a wider SUV look.
Tata Nexon Old vs New – Interior
The current Nexon has a 7-inch infotainment system placed above the AC vents, and the AC Vents are positioned horizontally. The Nexon does not have the dual-tone dashboard option. It has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, and single-pane sunroof. It has a rotary dial before the gear lever for drive modes, and the buttons for the ventilated seats are placed at the bottom side of the seat. The Nexon has a leather seat upholstery and an 8-speaker Harman sound system. The seats at the rear are split in 60:40 ratio.
As for the Nexon Facelift, it’ll feature new 10.25-inch infotainment system above the slimmer AC vents, and next to the infotainment system is the new digital instrument cluster that is going to look the same as the Harrier and Safari. At the center console, it has steptronic gear lever, touch-sensitive controls for the HVAC, and other than that, Tata retained the drive mode selector, and manual handbrake. Although it is possible the higher variant could get electric parking brake with auto hold function.
Tata Nexon Old vs New – Powertrain
|Engines||1.5-litre turbo diesel||1.2-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||113.42 bhp||118.35 bhp / 125 bhp|
|Torque||260 Nm||170 Nm / 225 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||5 and 6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT, 7-speed DCT|
|Fuel Efficiency||24.05 kmpl||17.05 kmpl|
The current and the facelift Nexon sports a 1.5-litre turbo diesel and a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. The 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine produces 113.42 bhp and 260 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. The new Nexon now will come with four gearbox options with the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine puts out 118.35 bhp and 170 Nm of torque for lower to mid variants mated to 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox, and the higher variants with the same engine will see bump in power and torque output, which is 125 bhp and 225 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual, and 7-speed DCT (or DCA as Tata Motors calls it) Gearbox.
Tata Nexon Old vs New – Features
The Current Nexon comes with features such as ventilated seats, single-pane sunroof, auto-dimming IRVM, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, rear AC, digital instrument cluster, 7-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay/Android Auto, cooled glovebox, height adjustable driver seat, 8-speaker Harman sound system, voice commands, and wireless charging pad. Safety features include six airbags, reverse-parking camera with rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, ESC, TPMS, automatic climate controls, cruise control, traction control, Front Disc Brakes, Hill Assist, and ISOFIX anchorages.
In addition to current Nexon, the facelift Nexon will come with features such as 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, new digital instrument cluster, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, all wheels with disc brakes and powered seats for driver.
Tata Nexon Old vs New – Price and Verdict
|Tata Nexon (Current)||Rs. 8 – Rs. 14.60 lakh|
|Tata Nexon (Facelift)||Expected Rs. 8.20 Lakh|
The Current Tata Nexon is priced at Rs. 8.0 lakh for the base ‘XE’ variant and goes up to Rs. 14.60 lakh for the top variant, ‘XZA Plus LUXS Red Dark’ Diesel Automatic where as the Facelift Nexon is expected to start at Rs. 8.20 lakh for the entry level variant.
In the end, the decision to buy which version of Nexon depends totally on you, however, it is recommended to wait for the facelift as August is right around the corner, and will introduce some new features that isn’t seen in this segment giving Nexon head start in sales, and it’ll also sport a new turbo petrol engine as well with powerful performance. Although you can go ahead and buy the current version as its price would be lesser than the upcoming facelift, and you don’t miss out on many features. So, what are you going to do?