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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!