Tata Nexon is a feature loaded SUV in the sub-4 metre compact SUV segment and has been performing fairly well ever since the company launched it in the market. However, the recent advent of other more feature packed and attractive offerings in the segment have forced the makers to update their offerings in the sub-4 metre compact SUV space. Tata Motors is also working on bringing out an update for their Nexon SUV. This will be a mid-life upgrade for the Nexon. The Indian maker is already testing the updated model of the Nexon on Indian streets and plans to at least present the same at the Auto Expo next year.
Amid this, the new model of Nexon has also been spied testing and the pictures of the same are now doing rounds on the internet. When it was first launched in the market, the Nexon caused a division of opinion among fans over the design of the SUV. However, from the latest spy pics it appears that the maker is making changes to the design of the SUV. There are chances that the updated model of Nexon will come with looks inspired from the Harrier SUV. The Harrier itself is based on the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy of the maker. The upcoming version of the Nexon will also be BS-VI compliant since it will be launched sometime next year and by then, emission norms will be under full swing.
Tata will surely keep both the petrol and diesel options with the Nexon with the update as the maker has already made it clear that the move to stop diesel cars will be applicable for only smaller cars. Along with the two fuel options, the company will also keep the manual and automatic options with the current version of Nexon intact in the upcoming version. There are also reports that the company is working on bringing out a high-performance version of the Nexon SUV in the market. Something similar to what was seen on the Tiago and Tigor models. The high-performance version of Nexon will also come with the JTP badging.
The upcoming updated version of Nexon will also come with feature upgrades to give the rivals a tough fight in the segment. The company also plans to electrify the Nexon SUV in the Indian market but there is no confirmation about the launch timeline of that version as of now. Lastly the safety features of the Nexon will likely not get an update as the car has already achieved a very high score of Global NCAP safety test.