- Only available in the top spec XZA+ variant
- Six-speed automated manual transmission for 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel
- Crawl function
- Hill start assist
- Introduces new shade ‘Etna Orange’
Tata has launched the AMT powered Nexon twins in India at Rs 9.41 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol powered model and Rs 10.3 lakhs for the diesel powered variant. The Nexon AMT is offered only in the top-of-the-line XZA+ variant for both the petrol and diesel models. We have driven the car and you can find a link to the first drive here as well as a quick video review at the bottom of this story.
The petrol engine is the turbocharged 1.2-litre unit producing 108bhp/170Nm while the diesel is a 1.5-litre unit producing 108bhp/260Nm. They both get six-speed automated manual transmissions which Tata has named Hyperdrive S-SG.
There are no exterior or interior changes to the Nexon and since this is a XZ+ variant you get all the features like the touchscreen system, climate control, multi-drive modes, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, split folding rear seats and even a wearable key which is a first in the segment.
Along with the launch of Tata NEXON HyprDrive S-SG, Tata Motors has announced the launch of its online car customisation platform - ‘IMAGINATOR’ for the Nexon. The IMAGINATOR is a platform that offers the flexibility to a user to enhance the look of his/her car by visualising and adding the required accessories.
Commenting on the launch of the Nexon AMT, Mayank Pareek, president- passenger vehicle business unit, Tata Motors, said, “Our focus is to introduce products and services that not only enhance the brand, but simultaneously align well with the rising aspirations of customer segments. AMT as a transmission is ideally suited for India’s traffic conditions, reducing the stress of driving at an affordable price, without compromising on fuel efficiency. With the introduction of the Hyprdrive S-SG in the NEXON, we aim to tap a larger market and increase our market share in not only the Compact SUV segment but also the AMT segment.”