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Tata Motors' upcoming compact SUV offering - the Nexon, has been spotted in its production-ready guise without any camouflage. It is expected to be launched in India in the coming months.
The spotted model seems to be the top-end trim, owing to the presence of alloy wheels. It appears to be largely similar to the concept that was showcased at last year's Auto Expo. The Nexon's front fascia is expected to feature a smiling grille with the Tata logo in the centre and projector headlamps on both sides, as was revealed in earlier spy shots.
The new spy shots reveal the car's side and rear profile. Design cues visible on the spotted white-coloured Nexon include beefed up wheel arches with black body cladding, turn indicators integrated on the ORVMs and a prominent character line that runs from the front wheel arch, through the door handles and integrates into the tail light cluster. The C-pillar gets a small blacked out area on the lower edge to provide a floating roof effect. The compact SUV also gets roof rails and black plastic moulding on the door pads.
The rear features a pair of clear lens tail lights, which are joined by a body-coloured strip housing the Tata logo. Other design elements include a prominent black roof-mounted spoiler and a blacked out area around the number plate housing that appears to be slightly jutting out from the car's rear end.
The Nexon is expected to come with two engine options - a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol and a newly-developed 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel. Both engines will come with a manual gearbox as standard, while Tata might also offer an AMT unit as an option.
The Nexon is the fourth Tata product to be based on the company's new IMPACT design philosophy, after the Tiago, Hexa and Tigor. It will mark the Indian automaker's entry into the competitive compact SUV segment that currently includes models like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.