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Old 16th April 2016, 08:53   #196
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I think we consumers should look at this from a rather neutral stand point- don't look at it as a SUV, crossover or grownup hatch. See it as a spacious "car" in the range of 6-9L (expected), without any bias for its 'genre' (if you will).
PS: One look at the interiors (from Autocar's AutoExpo 2016 video) and I was floored.
You couldn't have better summarized, I have seen Nissan and a few other similar vehicles and they don't look odd as some of the folks mentioned. It appears that Tata isn't compromising on any features or the build quality. Looking forward to the report on the engines and tranny.
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You couldn't have better summarized, I have seen Nissan and a few other similar vehicles and they don't look odd as some of the folks mentioned. It appears that Tata isn't compromising on any features or the build quality. Looking forward to the report on the engines and tranny.
Thank you. The only rather doubtful aspect seems the petrol motor (which I would go for).
A turbo 1.2 sounds promising, but seeing the small Tiago weigh so much, the Nexon will cross the 1.5 ton mark & hence this powertrain might be dicey. The 6-speed might work wonders here.
IMHO, even if it turns out pricier than the then-best-selling Brezza, it is a more VFM product, disregarding the TATA brand image momentarily (which should also grow strong now).
Theoretically, it is better than the Ecosport and Brezza in terms of space, modernity and cabin class. The boot figures aren't out yet, but from Autocar's video, it seemed ~400L !!
I reiterate:- I'm just amazed by the interiors!! Kudos TATA !!

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IMO the delay may primarily be due to the fact that the 1.2 Revotron may not be giving the expected mileage figures to compete with the Ecosport and Brezza.

Even on the Bolt and Zest, the 1.2 Revotron engine's rated mileage are significantly lower than the competiton.

Being a turnaround car for Tata Motors, I guess they will leave no stone upturned on any front.

I am really looking forward to the launch
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Old 20th April 2016, 14:32   #199
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Read on indian auto blog that Nexon is coming up with 6 speed AMT. This would be the second vehicle to have 6 speed AMT after Duster.

They have also mentioned that the launch is sometime in H1 2017. In the worse case it's around 14 months from now.
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Nexon spotted in parking lot along with Kite Sedan and Zest.

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Nexon spotted in parking lot along with Kite Sedan and Zest.

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Have two questions based on the pic.

1. What is with the camouflaged Zest ? Is it getting a facelift ?

2. On your second pic, the Nexon parked next to the Kite 5 looks almost on the same lines in terms of the height. Are we talking about a short mini SUV here. I thought Nexon was as tall as the ecosport/brezza etc.
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May be the Zest is being tested for the new 1.5L Diesel engine? I believe the new engine will make it to the Zest and the Bolt in future.
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Have two questions based on the pic.

2. On your second pic, the Nexon parked next to the Kite 5 looks almost on the same lines in terms of the height. Are we talking about a short mini SUV here. I thought Nexon was as tall as the ecosport/brezza etc.
Guess its the angle of the picture. in the 1st picture you can see its a tad taller than the Kite.

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I think we consumers should look at this from a rather neutral stand point- don't look at it as a SUV, crossover or grownup hatch. See it as a spacious "car" in the range of 6-9L (expected), without any bias for its 'genre' (if you will).
PS: One look at the interiors (from Autocar's AutoExpo 2016 video) and I was floored.
Agree completely but in that case, Tata Motors need to price it alongside the Jazz/I20 and not in the Brezza/Ecosport range.
If they are able to do that, then it makes a strong case for itself.
A slightly more squarish design would have made this way more butch looking and helped it market as 'SUV'.
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Agree completely but in that case, Tata Motors need to price it alongside the Jazz/I20 and not in the Brezza/Ecosport range.
If they are able to do that, then it makes a strong case for itself.
A slightly more squarish design would have made this way more butch looking and helped it market as 'SUV'.
In terms of external size, it most probably would be something like Avventura. Maybe a bit wider and better packaging for better interior space
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Agree completely but in that case, Tata Motors need to price it alongside the Jazz/I20 and not in the Brezza/Ecosport range.
If they are able to do that, then it makes a strong case for itself.
A slightly more squarish design would have made this way more butch looking and helped it market as 'SUV'.
The kind of cabin space and visual appeal it is set to portray (with those 16 inch wheels promised by Mr Bose, designer for the vehicle) , it surely is deemed to be positioned as a SUV; hence should be comparable to the Ecosport/Brezza. I don't see any surprises there.

IMO, the rounded & curvy looks are looking good, especially since the other crop of sub10-lac SUVs look squared & chiseled (TUV, Brezza, Ecosport to some extent)
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Great scoop !

That PS job posted a few pages earlier was nice but IMHO the Nexon looks awesome as it is.
The lines between segments and body types are quite blurred when it comes to the Indian market. From A B C D - we now have A, A+, B, B+ and so on. SUV, Compact SUV, Crossover, Compact Sedan ... Phew.

I think it's time we just look at things objectively as consumers and make a decision which goes something like this...
- AT X lakh rupees I get a metal sculpture with XYZ creature comforts, 1.X type of engine 4 or 5 seater.
And then you decide what exactly you want to do with it - just go to office and long drives on weekends, or visit your second family home which far away with poor roads, or take your 'WHOLE' family on long trips, or need an automatic for the city .... Set the priorities straight and choose the VEHICLE that seems the BEST fit to your 'needs' and some of your wants.
Infact the 'mobile discussion thread' on this forum has some amazing examples of specific queries - needs v/s wants.
Going too OT here, but the tone of negativity with every new Tata launch somehow always creeps into threads. No matter how hard they try.

NEXON - seems wonderful AS IT IS. The floating dashboard, the cubby holes, the straight bits lifted from JLR, the glove box button ... overall the commitment to deliver something NEW and better!

The Tiago is a fantastic effort, despite all initial launch fiascos and hiccups. The name does roll well off the tongue now. Absolutely LOVING NEXON.
Can replace my Manza next year and push away my dream Safari for another few years.
One important thing changing in TATA cars these days (not good) is the unwelcome 5th occupant. This was one great USP of TATA cars. I am not saying space is in short supply, still trumps others on legroom, shoulder room. But in bolstering the seats for additional comfort the 5th occupant is being ignored. & that transmission hump - which I guess won't change as long as the platform remains the same.

ZEST in camouflage - AGAIN? What is TATA upto now? Busy busy busy. Good.

Like everyone has already said it ... LAUNCH IT SOON !

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Great scoop !

That PS job posted a few pages earlier was nice but IMHO the Nexon looks awesome as it is.
The lines between segments and body types are quite blurred when it comes to the Indian market. From A B C D - we now have A, A+, B, B+ and so on. SUV, Compact SUV, Crossover, Compact Sedan ... Phew.

I think it's time we just look at things objectively as consumers and make a decision which goes something like this...
- AT X lakh rupees I get a metal sculpture with XYZ creature comforts, 1.X type of engine 4 or 5 seater.
And then you decide what exactly you want to do with it - just go to office and long drives on weekends, or visit your second family home which far away with poor roads, or take your 'WHOLE' family on long trips, or need an automatic for the city .... Set the priorities straight and choose the VEHICLE that seems the BEST fit to your 'needs' and some of your wants.
Infact the 'mobile discussion thread' on this forum has some amazing examples of specific queries - needs v/s wants.
Going too OT here, but the tone of negativity with every new Tata launch somehow always creeps into threads. No matter how hard they try.

NEXON - seems wonderful AS IT IS. The floating dashboard, the cubby holes, the straight bits lifted from JLR, the glove box button ... overall the commitment to deliver something NEW and better!

The Tiago is a fantastic effort, despite all initial launch fiascos and hiccups. The name does roll well off the tongue now. Absolutely LOVING NEXON.
Can replace my Manza next year and push away my dream Safari for another few years.
One important thing changing in TATA cars these days (not good) is the unwelcome 5th occupant. This was one great USP of TATA cars. I am not saying space is in short supply, still trumps others on legroom, shoulder room. But in bolstering the seats for additional comfort the 5th occupant is being ignored. & that transmission hump - which I guess won't change as long as the platform remains the same.

ZEST in camouflage - AGAIN? What is TATA upto now? Busy busy busy. Good.

Like everyone has already said it ... LAUNCH IT SOON !
^exactly my point. I simply adored the Manza, but had to settle for the sub-4m Dzire due to space restrictions in the society and also was worried due to TATA niggles. The brochure got me hooked to the Manza like "S-class like rear seat recline angle"

In short, TATA has a USP of spacious cars, and that seems true for the Nexon as well. The Tiago too is wider than its competition.
Seating the 5th passenger in "absolute comfort" is a very rare thing. And we Indians would wanna fit a 6th if all 5 are reasonably comfortable.
Our jugaad seating knows no bounds.
After having owned the Dzire with the cramped rear, I literally look at the spec sheet of every new sub-10 lac car announced to see how good does the rear get in terms of width, headroom and legroom as it pains me to see my family/friends have to literally cringe into the rear bench of my Dzire.

That's why I look forward to the Nexon. If the drivetrain is reasonably adequate, it might just be my next car! And yeah, I say "car" and not SUV because it's basically just a hatch on steroids, but it works!!!
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What are you saying man? In my father's Zest, we 6 have travelled for about 200km, though it was only once.
Ge drove, my mother occupied the front passenger seat. I, my wife and my two elder sisters were joyfully comfortable in the rear seat. I am 6' 1", the only tall person in the family, but still.
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What are you saying man? In my father's Zest, we 6 have travelled for about 200km, though it was only once.
Ge drove, my mother occupied the front passenger seat. I, my wife and my two elder sisters were joyfully comfortable in the rear seat. I am 6' 1", the only tall person in the family, but still.
+1 to that.
Recently I had to accomodate an extra person in my Zest for an emergency trip - three adults & two 6-year old kids could squeeze in the rear seat

I've tried out the Tiago as well - rear seat seems best suited for 2 adults + 1 kid. And the transmission hump is too tall to my liking in Tiago
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