2018 Tata Nexon AMT Launch, Price, Specifications and Details
Tata Motors is ready to showcase an exciting range of its new models at the 2018 Auto Expo. Scheduled to begin on 7th February, the biennial event will take place in Greater Noida. Prior to the Expo, the carmaker has released a teaser picture revealing silhouette of five new models that will make their way to the event. While the name and details of the products are still under the wraps, it is reported to include three passenger and two commercial vehicles. The former range might include a premium hatchback (codenamed X451), a five-seater SUV (codenamed H5) and the AMT version of the Nexon compact SUV.
With attributes such as unique styling, feature-laden cabin, highly efficient engines and of-course the aggressive pricing, the Tata Nexon compact SUV has taken the industry by storm. The SUV has been receiving an excellent response from car buyers since its launch in September, 2017. Now, the company aims to expand the Nexon carline with a new AMT (automated manual transmission) variant.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT Key Features
New Mari Gold Colour
Optional sunroof (Rumoured)
Magneti Marelli sourced 6-speed AMT unit
Multiple drive modes
Automatic climate control
Touchscreen infotainment system with connected apps
Rear parking camera
2018 Tata Nexon AMT (Automatic) Launch
At the launch of the Nexon, Tata Motors confirmed the AMT version of the compact SUV for the Indian market. However, the launch date and details are yet to be revealed. The Nexon automatic could be put up on display at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo next month. If reports are to be believed, its launch might happen towards the end of this fiscal year.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT Price
|Variants||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base Model||Rs 8 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
While the launch of the Tata Nexon automatic is a few months away, its details have been leaked on the web. Based on XZA trim, the 2018 Tata Nexon AMT could be priced around Rs 8 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 10 lakh for the diesel variant.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre, turbo Petrol|
|Max Power||108bhp @5000rpm|
|Max Torque||170Nm @2000-4000rpm|
|Max Power||108bhp @3,750rpm|
|Max Torque||260Nm @1,500-2,750rpm|
As mentioned above, the compact SUV’s AMT model will be based on the XZA trim packed with petrol and diesel powertrains. Similar to the regular petrol model, the Tata Nexon AMT will use the 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged engine that makes a top power of 108bhp against a peak torque of 179Nm. On the other hand, the diesel model will derive its power from the 1.5-litre turbocharged Revotorq motor. This motor pushes out power worth 108bhp against 260Nm of torque.
Unlike the manual version of the SUV that comes with a 6-speed MT gearbox, the Nexon automatic variant will feature Magneti Marelli sourced 6-speed AMT unit. The latter one is also offered on the Tiago AMT and Zest. The SUV will continue to offer the multi-drive modes – Eco, City and Sport.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT Mileage
With petrol powertrain, the new Nexon AMT is expected to return a mileage around 18-19kmpl. The diesel AMT might deliver fuel economy over 23kmpl.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT (Automatic) Exterior Design
Built on Tata’s new IMPACT design philosophy, the Nexon is one of the best-looking cars in its segment. In terms of design and styling, the Nexon automatic will look exactly similar to the standard model. Face of the car will continue to be adorned by projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and dual shade fog lamps with ceramic white strip.
Tata will offer the Nexon XZA AMT in a new exterior colour – Mari Gold. The SUV will also be available in regular five shades – Moroccan Blue, Glasgow Grey, Seattle Silver, Vermont Red and Calgary White. The XZ+ trim is available in dual-tone shade with a gloss black finished roof. Proportionally, too, the car will remain unchanged. Similar to the standard model, it will measure 3,995mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,600mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,470mm.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT (Automatic) Interior
Since the Nexon AMT will be based on the range-topping XZA trim, it will be loaded with all comfort and safety features. Features such as an 8-speaker Harman-sourced audio system, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheels, rear AC vents, standard dual airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) will also be on offer.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT Comfort Features
Just like the regular Nexon, the AMT version of the SUV will be loaded with several comfort and convenience features. The list of features will include air-flow with rear air-conditioning vents, electrically adjustable ORVMs with retractable feature, automatic climate control, engine start-stop button, two 12-V power sockets, driver armrest, etc.
2018 Tata Nexon AMT Safety Features
The AMT version of the SUV will be equipped with prominent safety and security features including dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with electronic brakeforce distribution, park assist with rear sensors with camera, day and night inside rear-view mirror, front fog lamps with cornering assistance, rear fog lamps, etc.