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After going through many ownership reviews in this group, I was a bit hesitant about penning down my own experience with my petrol Nexon, as the feeling of not being able to portray the good and bad aspects properly was playing at the back of my mind. But the other part of my brain pushed me hard, ďhey buddy a car is neither only about technical aspects nor are all the people who love cars techie. There are people who just love to hold the steering wheel and drive along.Ē So I decided to share my experience with this beautiful car, which I proudly named ďFALCONĒ.

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Introduction

The Car: TATA Nexon. XZ+ Dual Tone, Petrol
Month of Manufacture: February 2018
Date of Purchase: 12th April 2018.
Purchased at: Dulichand Motors, Kolkata


Plus Points IMHO

1. Its a fun to drive car.
2. Nice acceleration in the city mode, which I normally use. Sports mode
takes it to another level with powerful pickup and adrenaline rush.
3. The A.C cools the cabin very fast.
4. Good visibility of road from the driver seat,
5. The car has light steering. Maneuverability is easy and simple.
6. Good ground clearance of 209 mm.
7. Exceptional build quality.
8. Brakes are superb .There is no panic in sudden braking maneuvers.
9. Spacious cabin with very good seats. The front row seats have nice
under thigh support, which doesnít allow long drives to be tiresome and
boring.
10.Eight speaker HARMANN music system is awesome. The sound is clear
and crispy with adequate bass.

Safety

Dual airbags with ABD and ISOFIX child seat anchorage system. 4-star adult occupant and a 3-star child occupant rating in the Global NCAP, a first in segment for any CSUV at that point of time.


Negative Points

1. Uncomfortable low-speed ride; bumps are felt at low speeds due to stif suspension. Still, this is mildly annoying & not uncomfortable. Throttle up the car & this disappears totally.

2. The position of 12V socket, USB and AUX point could have been placed in a better position.

3. Thick ĎAí and ĎCĒ Pillar, which at times obstructs the vision. Specially during monsoon season, the rear windscreen visibility becomes very uncomfortable. The reara wiper being a minuscule one, doesnít help much to improve the visibility.

4. Gear slotting issue: Gearing being is on the taller side, dive in city with bumper to bumper traffic becomes irritating at times. . Many times the gear gets stuck in-between shift. The reverse gearshift a bit tricky and no very smooth.

5. Mudflap design canít stop whole of the car's sides become dirty muck/mud slash.

6. The touch screen feels sluggish in response.

7. The light throw of stock headlights are not very good and reduces confidence during night drive, especially in hill roads.

8. Below 1500 RPM the car struggles for power. ECO mode is a bad idea.

9. The IRVM feel cheap in comparison to the other materials. The quality of plastic around the 6.5 inch floating touch screen is not up to the mark.


Scope for Improvement

1] Stepney should have an alloy in XZ+.
2] An auto dimming IRVM.

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Photo break on Lucknow Agra E-way

First Visual Contact

I first came to know about Nexon when the concept version was unveiled during Auto Expo, 2014. Till that time although I had the experience of being at the co-driver seat of couple of TATA cars but never thought about buying one for me. During that period of time CSUV was in its nascent stage and mainly monopolized by Renault Duster then Ford Ecosport and then the Vitara Brezza. Buying a CSUV was not at all in my scheme of things. I was happily spending time with my Chevy Beat. Still I liked the concept version of Nexon; it was kind of unconventional (not a conventional boxy squared off SUV design like the Maruti Brezza) yet attractive. Then came the production version at the 2016 Auto Expo and I got hooked. I fall in love with it at the first sight itself. It was very close to the concept's original look and design. If Iím not wrong then the last time that happened was when Jaguar launched the F-Pace! The feeling was like Oh! Man this should be my next car. By then I was not at all sure about how would I convince my wife to buy the Nexon when we were very happy with our Chevy Beat but I just wanted to have this car in my garage. I even visited couple of dealerships in Kolkata and asked about the launch date of Nexon but they could not give me any encouraging response. I kept on tracking the developments through various websites. Meanwhile couple of youtube channels started posting their first drive review about it and the official review in TBHP was most helpful to me. The word Diesel doesnít attract me much so it was already decided that I would be going for the petrol one.

Alternatives Considered before buying this car

As I have already mentioned that I was interested in a sub 4 meter SUV, hence Renault Duster was out of equation. Further Maruti Vitara Brezza was striked off the list as it did not have a petrol engine to offer at that point of time. So I zeroed in on the Ford Ecosport 1.5 L Manual and Honda WRV IVTEC.

Ford Ecosport

After test driving the car I was impressed. The car had great pickup, engine refinement was good. Great NVH. Good brakes and excellent handling. I liked the car and a bit of hesitation creeped into my mind. Whether to go for the Ecosport or the Nexon . I didnít like the rear seat of the car though. It was cramped and impossible to fit in a third adult into the rear seat.

Honda WRV

The car looked like a hatchback to me. Although the interior was spacious and airy. Visibillity was excellent. The engine was refined but some how I could not connect myself with the car.

So now the race narrowed down between nexon and Ecosport.

Nexon Test Drive

It was Feb last week in 2018, one day I walked into Dulichand Motors, Kolkata showroom which is just opposite to my office to have a firsthand look of Nexon. Entered the showroom, All these days I had only seen Nexon in photos and videos and now I was face to face with it. I could touch and ffeel. The showroom guys were very co-operative. TD car was available with them and it was offered promptly. I drove the car on termac as well as on bumpy road. The moment I got inside the car, it felt like wow man the car is awesome. I drive was excellent. The petrol engine was peppy but could not match the refinement level of that of the ecosport. The ergonomics were spot on. The rear seats were spacious which cpould accommodate three adults comfortable. My overwll experience was satisfactory.

Design elements I liked the most

Exterior

 The Funky and unconventional styling: As described in the official review, the design of Nexon was such that some may like it and some may not but you just canít keep your eyes off the car. I was clearly impressed by the side profile of the car. The white ceramic line running from the ďAĒ pillar to the tailgate. Many didnít like this but it looked very attractive to me.

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The distinctive white ceramic line

 Muscular front portion: I was thoroughly impressed with the headlight assembly along with the DRL set up. The smiling humanity line. I personally donít like much chrome on the car and minimal use of chrome at the front impressed me a lot.

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Eyes of the Falcon

 The 16Ē black and silver machine cut alloy wheels. Quite a style statement. Black plastic cladding runs along the wheel arches and on the doors giving a muscular look.

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The macho looking Alloys

 The dual coloured roofline and the shark fin antenna, making a distinctive statement.

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In a world full of fish, be a SHARK


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You may dislike me but you can't ignore me

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Stylish looking ORVM

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DRL, Projector and the Turn Indicator

Interior

The radical exteriors have been complemented by the stylish and practical cabin. The interior looked a lot futuristic to me with elements like, the floating 6.5 inch touch screen, the drive select dial, the classy sliding shutter covering the storage place, the arm rest. Everything just looks like perfect at their place. And yes I forgot to mention the umbrella slot. That was really sweet.

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The Harman developed ConnectNext infotainment system

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Land Rover? No it's a Nexon

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Some says the handbrake is strangely mounted on the left hand side of the centre console.But I liked it.

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The three spoke steering is nice to hold

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Thick ĎAí Pillar coupled with the ORVM blocks the visibility hugely, if seen from some angle.

Now it was time to decide upon which car to buy. Both the cars were excellent. Then I started consulting couple of friends and most of them suggested me to go for the Ecosport as they were sceptical about the following:

1. 1.2 liter revotron engine was new and reliability was not proven.
2. TATA had a pathetic after sales service record.
3. They were still not convinced that TATA can make good passenger cars.
I had to take a final call. My heart was tilted towards the Nexon. Then I decided that I would be going for the nexon.


Buying Experience

When things started falling in place

ďWhen you want something badly enough, you will develop the confidence and ability to overcome any obstacle in your war.Ē Tata officially launched Nexon in July 2017 and General Motors has announced that it plans to stop selling Chevrolet brand cars in India at the end of 2017. My Beat was 7 years old that time and still going strong; it didnít give any hint of getting old. Gradually I shared the idea of buying a new Nexon with my wife and it took me couple of months to convince her that TATA has started making really good cars now. By the time I fully convinced her it was early 2018 and now it was time to look after the money angle. I visited the showroom and negotiated about discounts and exchange price of my Beat.The session with the showroom guys were quite fruitful. As Nexon was doing well in the market so discount was straightway denied by them and they offered 30K against exchanging my Beat which I readily accepted. I was so eager to bring Nexon home. The total payment I was supposed to make for the Petrol XZ+ DT Nexon was 9.89 Lac which included the Registration fee and Insurance. I paid the token amount for booking and consulted with finance department representative about sanctioning of car loans and interest rates on offer. After evaluating couple of Banks, I decided to apply for car loan from YES Bank Ltd as they offered attractive interest rates. Next I was to decide how much loan to avail.

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When i first saw Nexon in the Showroom
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As the decision to buy the car was taken all of a sudden and I was not in a position to arrange the huge amount from my saving element. So now the most important aspect was to make arrangement of cash from my side so that the loan amount can be minimized. I could arrange 2.7 Lac from my own savings and rest 7 Lac was sanctioned by YES Bank.

Everything sorted out. All the formalities were completed by mid march. It was decided to take delivery on April and two dated were shortlisted, April 15th , being the auspicious Bengali New Year (Poila Baisakh) or April 23rd , our marriage anniversary. Later we settled down for 15th April.

PDI

On 7th April I received call from the showroom that the car has arived and I can do the PDI. I was very eager to see my new car and immediately reached the showroom and from there to the yard. Followed the PDI guidelines provided in TBHP, matched the VIN that was given to me by then showroom with that of the car. Started the car and drove it a bit. Checked the paint thoroughly and looked for any mismatch in fit and finish. After getting satisfied I gave them the go ahead and requested them if possible then try to deliver the car before 15th April as I was in no mood to wait any further.



Time to bring Falcon Home

On 11th April I received call from the showroom that the car is ready for delivery and would I be interested to take delivery on 12th. I readily agreed. I was happy as well as sad. Sad because I would be bidding adieu to my Chevy Beat the next day, the Beat has been really a fantastic car and Iíve enjoyed every moment of my association with it. I was feeling guilty as I would be saying her Good bye permanently. That night I was confused whether did I make the right decision of exchanging my Beat. I still feel I could have kept it along with my Falcon.

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Last snap. Thank you buddy for the lovely memories.

On 12th morning I left for office one last time with my Beat. I had decided to take delivery during afternoon and accordingly asked my wife, mother and brother to come to my office and from there we would be visiting the showroom. By 2 P.M we reached the showroom and saw falcon being readied for delivery. Next 2 hours were spent in finishing up formalities. By 4.30 Falcon was officially handed over to me. No I didnít get any free goodies with the car. I only opted for the carpets on payment. Didnít like the seat covers so decided to get them from outside.

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Taking delivery with family members

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Happiest in the lot

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Driving Experience

Till date Iíve driven 17,944 Kms. The ODO couldíve easily crossed the 18K mark had the situation been normal.

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Initially it took me few days to get adjusted with the three driving modes (Eco, City & Sport) and toggle between them but once I got accustomed, it was really fun driving this car. The car being on the heavier side, grips the road well and that provides the added amount of confidence. My daily commute is roughly around 25 Km since my office is very close to my nest and apart from commuting to office, I use falcon while dropping my kid at her school. Less driving during weekdays is compensated by weekend long drives.

Since I have taken Falcon out of town many times and made couple of road trips with, my driving experience is categorized three parts:

1. City drive in B2B traffic.
2. Weekend long drives.
3. Planned Road trips.

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Comparative illustration of drive pattern and distance covered

Now coming to the experience, Kolkata traffic being congested, most of the time the car has to be driven either in second or third gear. Fourth gear comes into business for very less amount of time. City Mode is the most preferred option in this type of traffic.

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I really don't mind being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic thanks to the generous seats, good entertainment package and most importantly, fairly light clutch but sometimes it feels irritating changing the gear every now and then, here I feel shorter gear ratio could have been a better option (just a feeling).

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Mostly I drive the car between 2000 to 2500 rpm and never push the throttle harder. Throttle response becomes a bit sluggish when the car is driven with AC. The smoothness of power delivery comes down by few notches.

In city traffic, on an average Iíve been getting an average between 11-12 KMPL.

Weekend Long Drives

Most of the time the drive distance covered is between 75 to 100 Kms and mostly driven through City roads and rest on Highways. Drive experience is better than daily commute as traffic congestion is less but still the fun of driving through long congestion free tarmac could not be felt. FE is slightly better during these drives and settles between ranges of 14 Ė 15 KMPL.

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Road Trips

Now this is the time when I enjoyed driving. Spending longer time behind the steering wheel helped me to judge the performance of the car and evaluate it. So far I have made three Road Trips. The first one being to Bhutan covering a distance of around 2000 Km altogether, then a trip to Agra covering 2700 Kms and the last one being a trip to Mandarmani where the trip meter read 400 Kms. The longest period Iíve spent behind the steering wheel is 14 hrs, during my journey from Kolkata to Varanasi through NH-19.

The car feels awesome to drive on highways. This is the place where I can push the needle up to three figure mark. My most preferred mode to drive on highway is the Eco mode. Just a gentle push on the pedal and the car cruises nicely on the highway. During my drive on the Lucknow Agra E-way, I have driven constantly at a speed on 100 Kmph in Eco mode where the rpm needle was kept within 1500 to 2000 mark. Here I missed the cruise control.


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Somewhere on lucknow Agra e-way

During all my road trips, I never really felt tired after driving for such long hours at a stretch. Compliment to the lovely front row seats of Nexon. Even the rear seats are comfortable too. People sitting at the back have never complained of feeling fatigued. 350 liter boot space is also adequate to adjust all the luggages for road trips comprising of 4 or may be 5 adults.

During my Bhutan trip, most of the drive was made through the mountain roads. Many have said that the REVOTRON engine lacks in power while climbing up inclined roads but I never felt the car was grasping for power while climbing up. Falcon has comfortably negotiated the climbs to Chele La p the highest motorable peak of Bhutan situated at 13085 ft. The two drive mode used here were Sport during uphill drive and Eco during downhill drive. My total road trip has returned rough FE figure of 18-19 KMPL which includes 40% of total distance covered with the AC. Not a bad figure for a petrol head I guess.

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On top of the Land of Thunder Dragon, after a comfortable drive

Based on the above driving experience here are my observations:

Engine performance and drivability

This 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine is a reworked version of TIGORís naturally aspirated engine and produces 108 BHP and 170 Nm of torque. The torque range is same as that of the 1.0 Ecoboost engine of Ecosport but it lags behind when comes to the power aspect, where the Ecoboost moves ahead with 15 BHP more power. Nevertheless this engine is a gem and delivers extremely strong performance.

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Heart of the car

Performance in City driving

The engine is fairly quiet and I donít get to see the vibrations that are expected from a 3 cylinder small engine. On being pushed hard, the engine tends to sound a bit gruff, thatís not really noisy and irritating but audible.

Each of the driving modes has their own power and torque ratings and they do have an impact on the overall driving experience. Performance is downright dull in Eco mode and the economy enhancing measures just take away from the driving experience. Eco mode is a bit of a miss as Nexon feels underpowered and even overtaking slow traffic is not that easy.

City mode comes out as a better compromise with smoother fueling and better access to power. In general, itís more than sufficient for average general city driving. Tata has done a good job as far as engine refinement is concerned and be it at idle or when worked hard, this three pot motor never feels out of its comfort zone. Yes, it does get buzzy past 4500 rpm but never sounds harsh or strained

Performance on Highways

On the move, this motor feels really strong past 2000 rpm. The midrange is punchy and even past 4500 rpm, this motor doesnít feel short on grunt. This makes the petrol Nexon a good highway car and overtaking is just a downshift away. City and Sport mode feel the best as difference between them is minimal. Its only beyond 4500 rpm, the torque curve fizzles out in City mode, while in Sport mode it keeps pulling strongly till 6000 rpm.

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The Turbo Unit

On the highways, it behaves very maturely. The steering weighs up very nicely at high speeds and body control is excellent. The small capacity turbo petrol engine has loads of turbo-lag below 2000 rpm and it requires constant work with the gearbox to keep it in the meat of the power band especially at low speeds.

Overall Performance of the Engine

Itís particularly sluggish at low revs and below 2000 rpm feels all but dead. The simple fact is that the small 1.2-litre engine just doesnít have the lung capacity to quickly propel this car when the turbo goes off boost. Nexonís heavy 1.2-tonne plus weight donít help matters either. Power delivery is also quite uneven and the sharp spike once the engine wakes up makes city driving a chore.

Gearshift and Clutch

It's a fact that the 6-speed manual gearbox isnít the slickest. Gearing being is on the taller side, accentuates this deficiency. Many times the gear gets stuck in-between shift. The reverse gearshift a bit tricky and no very smooth either. The clutch is very light and fairs better in comparison and to some extent compensates the slackness in the gearbox. I would have preferred a little less effort in operating the long-throw gear lever; it would have made the all-new six-speed manual gearbox near perfect.

NVH

It has excellent sound damping and there is minimal tyre noise and hardly any wind noise. The sound of engine grunt when pushed beyond 4500 rpm, becomes audiable inside the cabin but that's acceptable and never feels irritating.Overall, NVH level of Nexon is best and it scores higher than itís closest rivals. Ecosport and the Vitara Brezza.

Suspension and Ride quality

TATA is famous for it's ride quality and it's doesn't disappoint either with the Nexon. It is equipped with the independent McPherson sturt suspension with coil spring at the front and semi independent, twist bean with dual path sturt does duty at the rear. Nexonís ride feels a touch stiff at low speeds but it smothers sharp edges and broken roads brilliantly. Up the throttle and the ride only gets better. The suspension is well judged and is simply spot on for our road conditions. My car has been delivered with 215/60 R16 Goodyear Excellence tyres. It provides fairly good amount of grip but sound a bit noisy. I have seen many users claiming that Goodyear Excellence is not up to the mark but I guess Iíve been lucky in this count.I havenít had a single issue related to puncture till date and have never had the opportunity to bring out the stepney for once.

The carís height makes body roll felt especially at the rear during fast cornering and at hilly roads with frequent twists and turns. But it never becomes too annoying at any point of time. Nexon feels soft initially and body roll is gentle but not excessive. In fact, the suppleness doesnít come at the expense of stability and even at high speed on an undulating surface, Nexon feels rock solid. In terms of comfort too, the car shows great composure, be it at high or low high speeds and the ride quality is flat and it absorbs the worst of road conditions with aplomb. Overall, Nexonís ride quality is spot on and may be best among the lot.

Steering

The three spoke electric power steering feels excellent to hold and itís smoothness is impressive. Perhaps itís may be the finest in business among the C-SUVs. It is very convenient for daily City drive & maneuverability is very good. The steering is light at city speeds and weighs up sufficiently as the car gains in speed. At higher speeds, the steering gives confidence with the straight-line stability.

Braking

The brakes are equipped with ABS + EBD. The brakes though could have been better. The pedal feel and initial bite felt a bit soggy. The car though stops comfortable in a straight line from high speed .

Nexon's 209 mm GC is a blessing for off-roading. During my Bhutan trip had taken the car through some uneven surfaces and never felt nervous. All credit to the high ground clearence.

The throw of the light of stock headlight and fog light is not upto the mark. It reduces the confidence while driving on highways and hilly terrains during night time.

One issue I discovered in the monsoon is that itís hard to see out of the rear screen. While visibility is okay in dry weather, the sweep of the tiny rear wiper is insufficient when itís raining and the fat C-pillars donít help either. Dealing with these massive blind spots that can swallow a bike is tricky,

What is perfect though is the air conditioning, which freezes the cabin in no time. Even in the blazing hot summer sun.

Reverse parking camera has good view during daytime but feels a bit less illuminated during night time.

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Daytime view from the Reverse Parking camera

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Falcon at Gangtey Monastery, Bhutan

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Enroute Dochula Pass

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In different shade

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At Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu

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Resting on NH-19

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Falcon on NH-34

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Service Experience and Maintenance

TATA Motors used to have a bad name in passenger segment when it comes to after sales service. But with introduction of Bolt and Zest, it has improved a lot in this field. Since taking delivery of my car, I have not faced any maintenance related issue. I service my car from Dulichand Motors workshop at Kolkata. Earlier they used to service Chevrolet Cars and I regularly visited them with my Beat. On that term a healthy relationship has grown between me and the SC. So my car gets some extra attention whenever I visit the workshop.

TATA Motors has launched an android app named TMSC (Tata Motors Service Connect) All the important features and information related to the car, servicing, warranty, insurance have been brought under one single umbrella and those can be accessed with just touch of a finger. Quite impressive.

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Tata Motors service Connect app and the Welcome Screen.

Once the app is opened, it readily shares information about the car. Initial glitch about this app is it always shows the last service schedule as lapsed. It doesnít show whether the service is up to date or due. Minor issue though but need attention.

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The info section gives host of information about the car starting from the Engine and Chassis number. Next service due date, last service date as well as the warranty status. Thatís impressive. Further one can access the contact information.

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Info about nearest service centres.

I must say the maintenance cost of Nexon is quite less. Within these two years Iíve made five visits to the service centre for schedule maintenance and one forced visit due to a accident. I shall come to that issue later.

All the visit to SC was according to the laid down guideline in the service manual. The first year was all about three free services, which were nothing but related to general check-up and rectification of problems depending upon the customer feedback. Luckily I did not face any such issue barring just a rattling noice from the driver side window and that was promptly rectified by the SC during my first free service visit. Engine Oil change has been done according to the schedule. Other than schedule maintenance I had opted for anti rust coating on underbody and Exhaust from the SC.

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Total maintenance cost excluding bodyshop element is quite low.

During January 2020, one fine day my car was hit from back by a Maruti SX4. Although damage to my car was minimum comparing that with the SX4, still I had to leave it to the SC for repair. The repair was done and few parts were changed. The car was insured with TATA AIG and the claim related formalities was superbly handled by the SC. I just had to leave my car and wait for the call from SC to pick it up after repair.

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Two years total maintenance cost and the accident repair graph.

To buy complete peace of mind, I have extended my warranty by two more years and purchased the promise to protect (P2P) plan for 4 years or 60K KM, whichever is earlier.

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The details are readily available in TMSC app.

Personal maintenance apart from SC Visit

I strictly follow the Idling rule for my tubo charged Falcon.Every time I start the car, I make sure to keep it in idle for at least 1 minute. Once the car is started, the engine revs up to 1500 rpm and then gradually settles down at 1000 rpm. Once the rpm needle comes down to 1000 rpm level, then I gently push the throttle. I repeat the same procedure while switching off the engine.

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Taking care of Falcon at home.

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My helping hand.

Apart from SC visit I frequently visit 3M Car Care, Kolkata for wash and wax.

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Falcon getting pampered at 3M Car Care, Kolkata

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Looking fresh and a new car.

Falcon from different angles during night.

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RHS DRL and the Turn indicator

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RHS tail light from a different angle

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Glowing eyes of Falcon

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Just the taillights, nothing else

Modification

I like to retain the originality of the car. Hence didnít go for any modification or aftermarket fitment. Just installed Xiomi 70mai dash cam pro, sourced from Aliexpress and am idol on the dashboard.

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The dashcam is fitted just between the IRVm and the Windshield

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Connecting People

Falcon turned out to be a lucky charm for me, during my first anniversary with Falcon; I got official entry in the Team BHP.

Further I came in touch with many enthusiastic Nexon owners on a common platform called ďThe Nexon Tribe.Ē Quite a lovely group.

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I live to Drive Ė Thatís a perfect tagline to introduce myself. Proudly displaying the TBHP and TNT stickers.

I have decided to upgrade my stock headlights. My sincere gratitude to fellow TNT member and DBHPian Reinhard for his useful link "Headlamp Low beams - (DIY - Tata Nexon XZ+ - Osram 35W HID conversion kit)" in his thread ďStory of Ironhide Ė My Tata Nexon XZ+ Diesel.Ē

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Emergency Kit: Goodyear Digital tyre Inflator, Jumpstart cable, Car towing rope, Seatbelt Cutter cum Glass breaker and Adjustable spanner.

Conclusion

TATA Nexon is still the best value for money package available to buyers when the C-SUV segment is full of options and buyers are pampered for choices. By becoming the first Indian made C-SUV to bag 5 Star rating in Global NCAP, it has not only set the benchmark in safety standard but also compelled others to follow. An achievement that even the highest selling C-SUV is nervous to challenge.

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Picture courtesy: Fellow TNT member Ajay Banarwal.

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the Ownership Section. Thanks for sharing!

Your car is shortly going to our homepage . Also noticed in your review & your travelogues, how you are always smiling. Stay blessed, bud .
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Great review sir! It's amazing to see how satisfied Nexon owners are in this forum. Tata has really come a long way. Hope you continue to have some wonderful miles in this car!
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Congratulations on 2 years with the Falcon Sujoyda! Looks shiny as new. Really pampered lucky car this one. Wishing you so many more. And wishing for many more enjoyable travelogues from you too. A joy to read those - just like this ownership summary. 5 star. Nice photography.

You picked the Nexon at the right time - when it had all the bells & whistles & higher quality interior plastics than the current generation. Hold on to it as long as you can sir! Stay safe.

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Great review sir! It's amazing to see how satisfied Nexon owners are in this forum. Tata has really come a long way. Hope you continue to have some wonderful miles in this car!
Thank You. Yeah it's a fact that TATA Nexon owners are really a satisfied lot. TATA has come a long way from it's initial image of making bad passenger cars and having worst after sales service record. Just like the Impact 2 design philosophy, it's TATA 2.0. Be it safety, drivability, cabin comfort. You name anything and TATA is up there at par with other car makers.

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Congratulations on 2 years with the Falcon Sujoyda! Looks shiny as new. Really pampered lucky car this one. Wishing you so many more. And wishing for many more enjoyable travelogues from you too. A joy to read those - just like this ownership summary. 5 star. Nice photography.

You picked the Nexon at the right time - when it had all the bells & whistles & higher quality interior plastics than the current generation. Hold on to it as long as you can sir! Stay safe.
Thank You Sir. After going through your review i too felt that i picked up my Nexon at the right time. I treat it as a member of my family and it's kind of an emotional attachment that has grown between me and my Nexon. I believe in the saying " You treat me good and I'll definitely treat you better."
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Very nice review and cool car shots!

Hope you enjoy your vehicle for a long time and wishing you many happy trips and moments with the car.

And donít forget to update the experience
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Nice thread ! I think we have a lot in common in terms of our rides. I was driving a Chevrolet Beat as well before moving to Nexon, but Diesels instead of petrols. The Nexon gets so much right at such a VFM price that its tough to beat its value proposition. My Diesel XZA+ has done 30K Kms + in ~21 months and I only have good things to say about this vehicle.

Given how Tata is going from Strength to strength, I wont be surprised if a few years down the line, my next car will be a Tata as well.
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Excellent post Sujoy76 That should help a lot of prospective buyers have a relook at the Tata stable.

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My 9th Tata Vehicle, HEXA XT is parked in the garage and 10th Tata Nexon XMA Petrol is all paid up but stuck at the dealership, the delivery was scheduled on 25th Mar 2020. I even blocked a choice number with the RTO. Need I say more? Tata Cars are pure Love if one is not fixated on other Brands!
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Nice thread ! I think we have a lot in common in terms of our rides. I was driving a Chevrolet Beat as well before moving to Nexon, but Diesels instead of petrols. The Nexon gets so much right at such a VFM price that its tough to beat its value proposition. My Diesel XZA+ has done 30K Kms + in ~21 months and I only have good things to say about this vehicle.

Given how Tata is going from Strength to strength, I wont be surprised if a few years down the line, my next car will be a Tata as well.
Thank You. You are spot on. It's only the good things that comes into mind when you try to think of this car from review point of view. I must say TATA has redefined itself with these beautiful cars but the sad part is that we still try hard to look away from the reality and run after brands which offer products which can be described as Tincans in a single word.


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Excellent post Sujoy76 That should help a lot of prospective buyers have a relook at the Tata stable.

My 9th Tata Vehicle, HEXA XT is parked in the garage and 10th Tata Nexon XMA Petrol is all paid up but stuck at the dealership, the delivery was scheduled on 25th Mar 2020. I even blocked a choice number with the RTO. Need I say more? Tata Cars are pure Love if one is not fixated on other Brands!
Sir, first of all hats off to you for building a cricket team with TATA cars and congrats on your new Nexon. I wont be surprised if Hornbil becomes the 11th member of your team. This is pure love for a brand which is committed to serve the people with all their potential, be it during normal times or extraordinary situation like COVID 19.
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Excellent write-up Sujoy! The car ticks all the right boxes, only demerit is what you have beautifully explained. Below 2000 rpm, it is jerky as hell and takes away all the driving pleasure. Other than that, it beats all the other cars in its segment is terms of built quality and features.

It is that one car, I was very inclined to own. I, for that matter, took the test drive thrice. Hoping that for once, it to give me that confidence in terms of drivability.
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It's refreshing to hear about the Nexon in Revotron form than the regular revotorq usually.

Have you tried the Sport mode in the highways as you have mentioned it's always eco mode on the highways. how is the top end ?

Beautiful pics in the twilight and that passenger seat ! shot with a DSLR ?

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Such a detailed and well written review!
And you have some great photography skills! Such great shots of the car.
I think engine wise the diesel fares better than the petrol when it comes to driving in the city especially with the Eco mode. I had never thought I would ever use the Eco mode but it's a boon. With Eco mode in the city I don't have to change gears frequently going over speed breakers or bad patches. On the Highway I purely use Sport mode as I want power on tap the moment I touch the pedal.

Wish you many many more happy miles with the car sir! ��
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A nice review with the added toppings of owner's perspective. You have also maintained the car very well .

I test drove a Nexon diesel and was in awe with it refinement and road behaviour.

However I settled for a pre-worshipped SCross 1.6 Zeta from a bhp'ian
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