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The developing nation of India promises huge potentials in every industry related field, and the automobile industry is no far behind! The country’s appetite for crossover SUVs has grown many folds during the last few years, with numerous major car makers like BMW, Audi, Renault, Ford, etc. introducing their respective models in the market and earning out huge profits. However, the nation’s very own leading automaker, Tata Motors has now decided to enter the sector as well! The largely successful company revealed its new Nexon Crossover SUV Concept at the 2014 Auto Expo that was organised in the country’s capital city. The company, working on its oath to present the country with two new vehicles every year, had also unveiled two more concepts at the event – the Tata Bolt and the Tata Zest.
The Tata Nexon Concept has been precisely aimed to compete against the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster SUVs, which have currently occupied large proportions of the SUV market of the country. Also, India’s other major automobile company, Maruti, has planned to launch a SUV in the crossover segment as well. The Nexon SUV will be known by the name Maruti XA Alpha.
The Nexon SUV concept that was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo was quite fancy and impressive! The company revealed the vehicle with scissor doors as well as floating seats. The exterior was painted a bright blue, and the interiors featured a neon blue touch throughout’ imparting a futuristic touch to the Nexon SUV. However, the production model of the SUV will be very much different from the one mentioned above. Unfortunately, the amazing floating seats will not be present in the production model, nor will be the scissor doors. The company also stated that the exteriors of the cars are also largely tentative. However, there might be no or very slight changes to the dimensions of the vehicle, which means that the car would stay a crossover only. The vehicle is currently 4 metres long, 1.6 metres tall and 1.73 metres wide. The body is built on the X1 platform, with a wheel base of 2.54 metres.
Under the hood, the Nexon SUV features a 3 cylinder 1200cc engine powered by petrol. The engine will be fed a turbocharged fuel mixture, enabling it to churn out a total of 110 PS of maximum power and 170 Nm of torque. The Nexon SUV will offer a 5 speed automatic transmission system and the vehicle will deliver an impressive fuel economy of over 17.5 kilometres per litre! The company showcased the Nexon SUV with a 17 inch wheel set. However, it is being said that the vehicle will come with a 16 inch wheel set after production.
As far as customization options are considered, the company said that the Nexon SUV will feature a very wide array of customizable features, the most notable one being the option of including an electric four wheel drive system. So far, the concept promises a lot! After the Mahindra XUV 500 has been exported to various foreign markets, let’s see how this Indian SUV fares!
For weeks we’ve been looking forward to the unveiling of the new Ford EcoSport, a small SUV with a unique personality. Now that the 2012 Paris Motor Show is up-and-running, more specs around the vehicle have been revealed, and we’re certainly impressed with what we see!
The new small crossover will go on sale in European markets in the next 18 months (Spring 2014), andit will be the first global Ford model to be designed entirely in South America, and it will be released later this month in Brazil. The Ecosport is designed on the brand’s current B-segment platform. Nick Collins, Global B Car Vehicle Line Director for Ford, explains, “Its stylish design should prove a tempting addition for European customers to Ford’s B segment range, which already includes the innovative B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle and the new Fiesta.”1
The new small SUV is also based on an SUV design concept first launched in 2003, and has sold more than 700,000 units in some markets, but this is the first time it will be sold internationally.
New Ford EcoSport Specs:
– Design Features: Cladding on the bumpers and side sills, a large front grille, very detailed headlights
– Technology Features: USB and Bluetooth capability, Ford SYNC connectivity system with voice activation technology (which allows drivers to answer calls hands-free and directly connect with Emergency Assistance in the event of an accident), Hill Launch Assist, and Electronic Stability Program, anti-lock brake system
– Fuel Economy: includes a best-in-class diesel engine
– Personality: Merges the affordability of a small car with the comfort and roominess of an SUV, features a very stylish design and top-notch quality
– Power: 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder gasoline engine that works with a two-wheel drivetrain that produces 100bhp is likely, though a 1.6-liter, 125 bhp producing gasoline engine is also possible, 4WD variant will be produced in Brazil, with no decision about its export to Europe currently
The new Ford EcoBoost joins the Ford Kuga and the upcoming global-version Ford Edge to expand the company’s global offerings. The new EcoBoost engine is also present in the Ford Grand C-MAX, the C-MAX, the B-MAX, and the all-new Ford Mondeo. It’s also important to note, however, that Ford will likely have further perfected its small diesel range in favor of a 1.5-liter capacity TDCi instead of the 1.4 and 1.6-litre units.
Formal pricing in the new SUV’s various markets and more specs for the vehicle should be available soon, so be sure to stay tuned here with the auto review experts at reviewitonline.net for more information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, why not check out our excellent new SUV reviews? They’re sure to aid you on your journey to discovering the best auto fit for your lifestyle!