Tata Motors today officially launched a new XM (S) variant of the Nexon subcompact SUV in India. The new XM (S) variant comes with an electric sunroof which prices start at ₹ 8.36 lakh (old showroom, Delhi), making it the most affordable car in the segment. The automaker offers the XM (S) variant in petrol and diesel versions with two transmission options – manual and AMT. The XMA (S) AMT variant with diesel engine is priced at ₹ 10.30 lakh (old showroom, Delhi). Previously, this feature was only offered on the XZ + (S) and XZA + (S) variants.
In addition to the offered electric sunroof, the new XM (S) variant of the Tata Nexon also comes with several features such as automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and steering wheel controls. The variant also retains some of the functionality of the XM variant which includes Electronic Stability Program, LED daytime running lights with projector headlamps, dual front airbags, hill-hold control, ConnectNext infotainment system Harman and multi-workout modes, and more.
Mechanically, the new Nexon SUV is available in both gasoline and diesel engine options. The gasoline engine is a 1.2 liter turbocharged Revotron unit that meets BS6 standard, while the diesel unit is a 1.5 liter turbocharged Revotorq engine that meets BS6 standard. The former produces 118 hp and 170 Nm of torque, while the latter is good for 108 hp and 260 Nm of power. Both engines receive a 6-speed manual with an optional 6-speed AMT.
Vivek Srivatsa, Marketing Manager, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors, said: “The Nexon has always been a product of pride for Tata Motors. in India in 2018. Industry, media and customers appreciated the car for its design and driving dynamics. With the launch of our “New Forever” vehicle line earlier this year, we have made a commitment to keep our products fresh and up to date as customer demands change. True to our commitment, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Nexon XM (S). A product that will now allow our customers to enjoy superior features such as the electric sunroof at an attractive price. With this addition to our Nexon range, we will be offering our customers premium driving pleasure and cutting edge features at attractive prices, making our products accessible to everyone. “