Tata Nexon is a couple of months away from the launch but the compact SUV from Chakan based manufacturer is making all the right noises. Just like the recent crop of Tata vehicles-Tigor, Tiago and Hexa, the Nexon also looks capable of catching the fancy of the ever growing younger generation of India. We are saying this because Indians love their cars feature loaded and it is available in serious amounts on the Nexon. Here’s looking at the top 5 stand out features that are based upon Tata’s IMPACT Next philosophy.
Harman Kardon Infotainment System
Harman has been supplying infotainment systems in Tata cars for a while now and offers the 2-DIN as well as the touchscreen units found in Tiago, Tigor and Hexa. The Nexon boasts of Harman powered infotainment system which comes with drive mode based HMI theme. It is coupled to an 8-speaker audio setup with high fidelity audio reproduction and harmonic richness is expected to keep even the audiophiles engaged for long.
Floating Dash Touchscreen
The floating dash touchscreen is an eye grabbing feature which is usually seen in the high-end vehicles from Audi and Mercedes Benz. An exclusive first in the segment, 6.5 inch floating touchscreen gets an HD display and Tata claims that it reduces the ‘eye-off road time’ for added safety.
Multiple Connectivity options
Tata Nexon will be available with Android Auto initially while Apple CarPlay will also make its way to the system very soon. The users will be able to access functions like calling, messaging, navigation through voice command system as the system can also read out the messages from Whatsapp and interact through voice based reply commands. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki software update: Older cars with Smartplay systems get Android Auto
Multi Drive Modes
Another first in segment feature, on the Nexon is the rotary knob that trickles down from the JLR brand. This presents three different driving modes to the drivers which include Eco, City and Sport to cater to different kind of settings. ‘Eco’ mode optimises the engine for fuel efficiency, ‘City’ mode allows easy cruise in city traffic while the ‘Sport’ mode leaves the whole torque at driver’s disposal for spirited driving. Also Read: Tata Tiago Electric variant likely to launch in India in 2018: Report
Torque laden Engine
Well, the torque on tap is not ground shaking but it’s still the best in the segment and that’s what matters the most. The all new 1.2 litre engine delivers 110 PS of power with 170 Nm of torque while the 1.5 litre diesel delivers the same power output but with a relatively higher torque figure of 260 Nm. The engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.