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Old 2nd March 2020, 09:50   #31
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Default Re: Advice needed: Tata Nexon XM vs Altroz XT

Advantage Altroz XT:

1.Steering mounted controls
2.Cruise Control
3.Touchscreen Harman music system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

All these features would be missing in Nexon XM

Advantage Nexon XM:

1.120 PS turbo petrol. Should be a hoot to drive.
2.Much better implementation of Drive modes - Eco, City and Sport
3.Fantastic ground clearance
4.Projector headlights
5.Electronic Stability Programme

Choose based on which of these pull your heart strings more.

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Old 2nd March 2020, 11:58   #32
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The BS6 Nexon looks good and is a very safe car with ESP and TC standard. Looks well finished too. If you intend to go on long drives, SUV is better for the added ground clearance and the view from driver's seat.
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Old 3rd March 2020, 12:51   #33
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Default Re: Advice needed: Tata Nexon XM vs Altroz XT

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Hello BHPians,
I am seeking your advice to break my dilemma in choosing our next car.

Nexon XM BS6

Altroz XT
I know I'll be the only one saying this. But if I were shopping - I'd pick the Altroz over the Nexon petrol.

And I'm a Nexon owner. Sit in both the cars like I have done. The sheer difference in design, material quality & finish is something for which I'll pick the Altroz. The cabin is far more inviting & better place to be. The doors close like a tank in the Altroz. They don't in a Nexon. Hold the door handle of a Nexon and you feel you are getting into an Uber ride. Hold the Altroz's unit and you'll know why they say GOLD STANDARD.

You've run your current car only 45k kms in 9 years. That means you don't go road-tripping too often. The Nexon's 120PS on tap is useful mainly on these. For every other use, the 85 odd PS from the Altroz will serve 95% of your needs surely. It is a better made & better thought out car. The clutch & gear shift action on the Altroz is significantly better than the Nexon's IMO. These little things make a big difference in day to day drives.

The ergonomic disasters in Nexon are unbearable & I get frustrated daily with them even after 6 months of ownership. The reason I can live with them is the stonking diesel engine I drive. I would not live with these ergonomics in a petrol Nexon if I were in the market for one.

If you were comparing the Nexon with other CSUVs, I'd have immediately suggested the Nexon (and EcoSport ) over the others. But here - my vote for Altroz.

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Old 4th March 2020, 14:24   #34
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Default Re: Advice needed: Tata Nexon XM vs Altroz XT

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I know I'll be the only one saying this. But if I were shopping - I'd pick the Altroz over the Nexon petrol.

And I'm a Nexon owner. Sit in both the cars like I have done. The sheer difference in design, material quality & finish is something for which I'll pick the Altroz. The cabin is far more inviting & better place to be. The doors close like a tank in the Altroz.
Thank you Reinhard for your opinion. I agree, in Altroz, doors close with a solid thud!

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You've run your current car only 45k kms in 9 years. That means you don't go road-tripping too often.
Despite the apparent low mileage, the most of the 45k was done on various road-trips, including several trips in eastern Himalayas . This is the thing that is adding up to my dilemma. Actually, we reside in a campus where my office and residence are within walking distances of each other!

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The ergonomic disasters in Nexon are unbearable
Would you mind to be more elaborate on the ergonomic issues? I did take couple of test drives but you have driven way more than me!

Thanks in advance.

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Old 4th March 2020, 14:36   #35
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Hi gmHossain,
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Despite the apparent low mileage, the most of the 45k was done on various road-trips, including several trips in eastern Himalayas . This is the thing that is adding up to my dilemma. Actually, we reside in a campus where my office and residence are within walking distances of each other!
Ah my bad then! Sorry.
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Would you mind to be more elaborate on the ergonomic issues? I did take couple of test drives but you have driven way more than me!
Sure - here are the items I find irritating (at least after how perfect they were in my Vista previously). Some are specific to me being taller than average Indian brethren so might not be issues for someone around 5.5ft in height maybe.
  1. The placement of USB, 12V socket ahead of gear stick. Its just silly. Takes minutes to connect a USB cable there. And a challenge after sunset.
  2. The inside door handle in the front doors (basically a vertical deep notch) is exactly where I can rest my elbow while driving. So I can't use the side armrest. It hurts with the hard edge & dip.
  3. Front seat recline adjustment levers are poor. Seat doesn't latch in quickly. I don't know how they could get it wrong!
  4. Master power window buttons are placed too close to me. I have to twist the right hand in all possible planes to reach the rear window switches.
  5. Front Center armrest quality is good. Storage also good. But - there is something wrong with its height. I have left shoulder pain since some weeks now & I'm suspecting the Nexon gave it! I think its too high for those with longer arms. Although this would apply only for XZ or above I guess. So not a worry for you. XM is fine! I find it more comfortable without the arm rest.
  6. The rear seat entry is quite tricky for elderly. Very small gap at the bottom end to get your limbs in!

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Old 5th March 2020, 05:58   #36
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Default Re: Advice needed: Tata Nexon XM vs Altroz XT

Nexon makes it a complete car. Sometime in the future of and when you feel like there's a need to upgrade or need more space, Altroz would be a problem but with Nexon, you're to an extent future-proofed in terms of unforeseen space, power, ground clearance, spares requirements.

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Nexon makes it a complete car. Sometime in the future of and when you feel like there's a need to upgrade or need more space, Altroz would be a problem but with Nexon, you're to an extent future-proofed in terms of unforeseen space, power, ground clearance, spares requirements.
Power - maybe yes. Depends on whether one needs it. Remember - Nexon's more power also needs to pull more weight.
Ground clearance - a big YES.
Cabin / boot space - I find Altroz to be on par. Passenger cabin is actually more spacious (at least perceived) compared to Nexon.
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Old 5th March 2020, 10:46   #38
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.. cabin is actually more spacious (at least perceived) compared to Nexon.
The rear seat is not too great in the Altroz. Although leg room is better than most vehicles in the sub 4m class, the seat base itself is short and lacks under thigh support. Decent for city runs but I'd get fidgety if I had to spend a few hours sitting on it.
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Old 19th April 2020, 02:52   #39
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Default Re: Advice needed: Tata Nexon XM vs Altroz XT

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most of the 45k was done on various road-trips, including several trips in eastern Himalayas . This is the thing that is adding up to my dilemma. Actually, we reside in a campus where my office and residence are within walking distances of each other!
I too have spent the last 3 years in a campus at Jodhpur where I used to walk from the residential complex to the work place more than 90% of the times (distance was 750m one way) and car was used only on weekends. Our institute lacked covered parking till mid of 2019. Kalyani campus being a newly built one must be lacking covered parking as well. Rubber beadings etc of TATA cars tend to get hard faster in such conditions. Hopefully Nexon and Altroz dont have such issues. I recommend that do keep i20 in the shortlist, if possible.

Strictly between Altroz and Nexon, I'd recommend a Nexon over Altroz. Reason being more space for highway drives, more GC and a more powerful engine that is important while driving in hilly areas.
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Default Re: Advice needed: Tata Nexon XM vs Altroz XT

I will always prefer nexon.
Great road presence.
An suv afterall. Good ground clearance.
Nexon is largely accepted than altroz
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