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Old 14th February 2017, 06:17   #556
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I agree with you. But for that extra capability on a trail drive or a drive to farm house might need a 4wd . There might be a segment of buyers who mostly use the car in city, need only 5 seater, but goes on occasional long drive and like to have a n adventurous detour from the highway even though not hardcore offroading. A 4wd would definitely boost my confidence while doing so. May be that segment is too tiny to entertain .
Since the 4WD will add a lac/lac and a half to the cost, Tata may not offer it even as an option since the price range will reflect that and may put many a buyer off.
But I do agree that there would be a section (tiny as you mentioned) that would welcome it. And since it would be a first in segment, could be exploited as a selling point.
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May be that segment is too tiny to entertain .
Absolutely! Just ask Renault what happened to the brilliant AWD variant. Besides, most modern monocoque front wheel drive vehicles with adequate ground clearance and torque can tread most paths that the owners might take off the road. And if its too demanding a track, one might hesitate even with an AWD. Not because the vehicle is not capable, but to save the vehicle from the torture off-road. There are many capable vehicles out there which hasn't left the tarmac ever. And I don't blame the owners, we pay through the nose for a vehicle here!

Moreover, AWD will mean bespoke suspension as well. It has to be tough and the rear will have to go independent to accommodate the drive-train components in a monocoque. And that is surely going to increase the sticker price of the Nexon. And then we will have those awkward questions from the prospective user base about the resale and service for a Tata!
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I have traversed many off-road trails on a humble Indica. But I don't dare to do so with the Vista because of the bumper overhangs which reduce the approach and departure angles compared to the older generation.

With the increase in ground clearance and wide stance, the Nexon should be able to fare better than the hatchbacks. Unless, you are thinking of serious mud plugging.
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I spotted the Nexon test mule on my way to work this morning, at Bommanahalli signal on Hosur road. The Nexon was headed towards Hosur, I was waiting to turn right.

It looks very good, even with the camouflage cladding. The car sported TN37 (Coimbatore) trade certificate plates.

This is the only picture I could capture.
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Meanwhile, testing mules continue to be spotted at various parts of the country.

Motor Vikatan @ Bangalore:

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Kaustav Sen @ Lavasa:

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Spotted the test mule today morning when commuting to office. I couldn't snap pictures but the car really looks like an Indica on stilts!
The ground clearance seems to be the highest in this category.
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This is a great effort by Tata and the proportions are just about right but they could have gone for a more bolder aggressive face especially the grille. From the front it looks like hatchback.
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Dear Bhpians,

Spotted this completely camouflaged car being tested on NICE road Bangalore today. It looks to be a 'cross' version as it has the bottom claddings and bigger wheels. The design language, the steel rims and the side mirrors makes me think it's a cross version of Tata Tiago or Ford Figo. The car looks bigger than a normal Tiago/Figo for sure. After the Tigor launch is Tata considering a Tiago cross?

I could not click the front pic as I spotted this car about 300 meters before I had to exit the NICE road.

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Dear Bhpians,

Spotted this completely camouflaged car being tested on NICE road Bangalore today. It looks to be a 'cross' version as it has the bottom claddings and bigger wheels. The design language, the steel rims and the side mirrors makes me think it's a cross version of Tata Tiago or Ford Figo. The car looks bigger than a normal Tiago/Figo for sure. After the Tigor launch is Tata considering a Tiago cross?
You got Tata right for sure. IT's Tata's new compact crossover, Nexon. Have moved your post into the Nexon thread as well.
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You got Tata right for sure. IT's Tata's new compact crossover, Nexon. Have moved your post into the Nexon thread as well.
Thanks Vid6639,

So it's a Tata. They have started to rope in some good talent in their design department for sure.

I am not sure if we can call it a SUV even if we prefix the word 'compact'. If yes, i think we should start calling the S-Cross also the same.
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Anyone knows the width of the car? From some of the pictures it looks like it has the same width as the Zest and the Bolt, and in others it looks wider.
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Anyone knows the width of the car? From some of the pictures it looks like it has the same width as the Zest and the Bolt, and in others it looks wider.
It looked wider than Zest and Bolt and had far better road presence too. It is comparable to S-Cross in dimensions I felt.
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Anyone knows the width of the car? From some of the pictures it looks like it has the same width as the Zest and the Bolt, and in others it looks wider.
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Tata Nexon 1730 mm
Tata Zest 1706 mm
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A friend of mine who knows someone in Tata Motors informed me that the launch of Nexon will happen around mid 2018

I somehow hope this proves to be wrong. Does anyone have some concrete info on launch date to negate this ?

I am planning to buy a diesel automatic around 10 lakh, and the options available now are Ameo, Zest, Dzire, TUV.

With no Brezza AMT in sight, Nexon was a great option in terms of design, engine and interiors.
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A friend of mine who knows someone in Tata Motors informed me that the launch of Nexon will happen around mid 2018
This might be true given the pace of launch of Tata. This year will spent on Tigor itself. For nexon they might start at the beginning of the year with media drive and then 2-3 months for some preparation. And deliveries happening in June/July. Who knows.

I was also looking forward for this. But given their current pace, I am running out of patience.
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