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Dual airbags and ABS offered on all trims

Safety and After Sales Service – Tata Motors is offering dual front airbags and ABS with EBD on all variants. You also get a seat belt height adjuster standard on the Nexon. We all are pretty much familiar with the sales and service of the automaker. Sales outlets across the country are aplenty and service centres are also in abundance. While service quality levels may not be the best, Tata isn’t that bad either and the company is working their way up.

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The Tata Nexon is going to shake up the segment and how!

Verdict – The Tata Nexon has impressed us and it now remains to be seen at what price does the automaker launch the car. The compact SUV comes across as a good looking product that is spacious, practical, comfortable, good to drive and feature loaded. It competes in the tough compact SUV segment, rivalling the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. After driving this car, we think it does have a lot than can give sleepless just nights to its rivals.

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We wish the petrol engine was fun to drive

What’s Cool

* Styling is impressive, feels lively
* Good layout on the inside, space is well-managed
* Feature-loaded interiors
* Ride & handling balance is good

What’s Not So Cool

* Petrol engine has poor drivability
* Tata’s long-term reliability might be a concern

Alternatives: Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport

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Tata is expected to price the car aggressively

Tata Nexon Specifications

* Engine: 1198cc, DOHC, 3-cylinders | 1497cc, DOHC, 4-cylinders
* Power: 110 PS @ 5000 RPM | 110 PS @ 3750 RPM
* Torque: 170 Nm @ 1750-4000 RPM | 260 Nm @ 1500-2750 RPM
* Transmission: 6-speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 10-12 km/l | 15-19 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: Independent, McPherson Dual Path Strut (Front), Semi-Independent Twist Beam (Rear)
* Tyres: 215/60/16
* Brakes: Discs (Front), Drums (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 2 Airbags, ABS, EBD

Tata Nexon Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3994 mm X 1811 mm X 1607 mm
* Boot Space: 350-690-litres
* Wheelbase: 2498 mm
* Ground Clearance: 209 mm
* Kerb Weight: 1237 kgs | 1305 kgs
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 44-litres

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The Nexon will compete with the Vitara Brezza and EcoSport