Tech2 news teamJune 09, 2021 7:20:46 PM IS
In response to certain reports that were recently browsed online, Tata Motors has issued a clarification on the Tata Nexon diesel. The automaker has refuted reports that suggested the diesel version of the Nexon was being discontinued and decided to clarify its plans for the compact SUV line of variants. Citing strong demand for the Nexon diesel, Tata has said it chose to prune the Nexon variant range to help make the buying process simpler for customers, and also mentioned upgrades for some of the variants.
In its statement, Tata Motors said: “To simplify options for its customers, Tata Motors has chosen to discontinue selected variants and introduced updates to others. The Nexon is now available in 20 variants, offering customers an exciting product proposition to different prices and the widest variety of options in the compact SUV segment. “
With this move, the total number of Tata Nexon variants is reduced to 20-12 gasoline variants and eight diesel variants. Four major versions of the diesel range have been discontinued, including the XE, XMA, XZ and XZA + (S); most likely due to low demand for these variants.
Now that the XE’s base trim is gone, the Tata Nexon diesel range starts at Rs 9.49 lakh for the XM variant. Meanwhile, the diesel-AMT range starts at Rs 10.56 lakh for the XZA + variant (all prices, ex-showroom).
It’s routine practice for most manufacturers to regularly update their model lines, and Tata Motors has been announcing changes to their offerings, with the Nexon getting new five-spoke alloy wheels, ditching the Tectonic Blue paint option, as well as some selected physics. buttons on your board. Tata Motors now also offers just five color options for each model across its portfolio of combustion-engined passenger cars.
Tata Motors chose to invest and stick with a diesel engine option for the Nexon at a time when the segment leader at the time, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, was opting solely for gasoline. It remains one of the few diesel models on sale today with a starting price of less than Rs 10 lakh.