2017 Tata Nexon – First Drive Review

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2027

The much awaited review of Tata Nexon is here. The entire country has been eagerly waiting to get the review of this stunning Compact SUV. Well Tata is riding high on the wave and it seems that the new impact design has worked in its favour. The only segment where Tata was missing till now was the Compact SUV segment. It’s the most lovable segment in India right now dominated by Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. But will they dominate for long? Nexon has most of the ticks in the right boxes with a lot of industry first features, excellent ride quality and what more – It’s expected aggressive pricing. It is surely going to give some tough time to Brezza and EcoSport. Dont be shocked if you again hear that Ford has once again dropped the price of EcoSport like they did what Maruti Brezza was launched. Lets read what the Expert Journalists have to say about Tata Nexon.

Competition – Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport


The Common Factor

Expert The Good The Could Have
ZigWheels The Nexon is a remarkable product from Tata Improper shut lines, scratchy panels and the loose console for the power window adjustment on the cars were disappointing
NDTV The Nexon might be the new gold standard for this extremely popular subcompact segment There are still a few rough edges in terms of the quality on the interior trim
Autocar The Nexon could be Tata’s Swift moment – the car that changes its image for good Fit could be better at places
Overdrive The Tata Nexon is a very good effort from the manufacturer. Fit and finish, a Tata bugbear, though hasn’t really improved from the other offerings by the manufacturer
CarDekho The Nexon does spell trouble for the contenders in the sub 4-metre SUV space. Quality control could’ve been slightly better

 

The Good

  1. It looks like a well-balanced design.
  2. The Nexon’s best angle has to be the profile; it looks sleek and sporty, but tough.
  3. Seating six-footers? No problem!
  4. For two, the smartly scooped out backseat is going to feel like a treat.
  5. On the Nexon, the 8-speaker Harman sound system uses four amps to charge up a pair of speakers! And the sound is rich!
  6. The cabin of the Nexon strikes you to be more impressive than its rivals too.
  7. The big win for the diesel is its drivability.
  8. The Nexon is a remarkable product from Tata.
  9. The design is striking, and this Tata has all the features you need.
  10. The Nexon would be a product that wouldn’t need aggressive pricing, it would sail through on merit alone.

The Could Have

  1. The Nexon is a sporty looking machine that might not win SUV lovers who want a traditional and square design.
  2. The Nexon’s reversing camera’s resolution isn’t all that crisp.
  3. Improper shut lines, scratchy panels and the loose console for the power window adjustment on the cars were disappointing.
  4. To get to the USB port will require dainty hands.
  5. Under a cool rolling shutter, officially known as the Tambour sliding door, are two shallow cup holders, which will be impossible to use because the opening is narrow and the bin is deep.
  6. If it weren’t for the the fit and finish issues, we would recommend it without hesitation. Especially the diesel.

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The Good

  1. The side profile is what will really set the Nexon apart – in an almost signature way.
  2. Move to the interior and the new look with the bold dashboard and the freestanding front screen is refreshing.
  3. You also get the brilliant 8 speakers Harman audio setup, which deserves a special mention.
  4. You also get a lot of storage space in the central console, which has a retractable slide type cover for the storage space.
  5. The front seats in general are really well bolstered too.
  6. The rear bench seat is also slightly sculpted out and almost feels like two built in bucket seats.
  7. There is still a considerable amount of headroom and legroom.
  8. The diesel engine is also much more refined in terms of noise levels. Overall, a big leap ahead in terms of refinement.
  9. High-speed stability is one of the best in class and so is the overall feedback from the suspension.
  10. The Nexon probably has one of the best ride qualities in its class both at higher and lower speeds.

The Could Have

  1. The design of the wheels though could have certainly been nicer and more modern.
  2. Sadly though, there is no leather interior option, even on the top of the line variant.
  3. The quality of some of the plastic trim like the rear cup holders or the dashboard panel around the screen still isn’t the best and the screen could have benefited greatly with a painted or chrome surround.
  4. The USB and AUX slots are awkardly inset behind the gear lever and if you need to change a cable that connects to your phone, it can get quite fiddly.

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The Good

  1. The Nexon is an attention magnet.
  2. Tata’s compact SUV looks almost concept-car-like and actually makes the Maruti Brezza from 2016 look decidedly boxy and old-fashioned.
  3. Material quality on the whole is good and the dash design is attractive.
  4. You sit at a nice height in the Nexon and the driver gets a good view out.
  5. The front seats are large and supportive for even tall drivers.
  6. The Nexon is properly roomy with ample legroom and surprisingly good headroom too.
  7. The Nexon diesel cruises brilliantly.
  8. First impressions of the Nexon’s petrol engine are positive.
  9. Where the Nexon scores top marks, however, is in the ride and handling department.
  10. The steering, borrowed from the Zest, is spot-on and one of the best electrically assisted units we’ve experienced in this class of car.

The Could Have

  1. The panel gaps are nowhere near as tight-fitting or consistent as those on some top German and Japanese cars.
  2. Some of the buttons on the dashboard are a bit small.
  3. The reverse camera could do with a few more pixels too.
  4. The steering doesn’t adjust for reach.

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The Good

  1. Smashing! The Tata Nexon is one car thathas stayed true to its concept roots.
  2. If only looks could sell, the Nexon will be a top seller.
  3. The rear passengers will feel comfortable with twin AC vents anda two-blower speed control.
  4. The new Tata Nexon is one spacious car.
  5. The seat squab at the back is decent and there is plenty of underthigh support as well.
  6. The suspension just smothers everything in its path.
  7. The diesel is a bit more eager to rev than the petrol.
  8. The Tata Nexon is a very good effort from the manufacturer.

The Could Have

  1. The steering wheel is the same from the Zest from 2014.
  2. The meters too are shared with the Tiago.
  3. The quality of materials used on the upper part of the dashboard though aren’t as premium.
  4. Fit and finish, a Tata bugbear, though hasn’t really improved from the other offerings by the manufacturer.
  5. What clearly is a miss are automatic headlights as well as wipers.
  6. The USB slot right ahead of the gear lever is too deep and isn’t really the most ergonomic when it comes to usage.
  7. The front seats though are wafer thin and don’t provide enough support.
  8. There is some amount of turbolag in the petrol engine and the motor isn’t that happy sitting at high revs.

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The Good

  1. The Nexon is packed with a lengthy feature list.
  2. The unconventional design is eye-catchy, which should make it hard to miss when parked beside other hatchbacks and compact SUVs.
  3. The Nexon’s design is, however, more aggressive than its siblings.
  4. The upper portion is finished in dark grey plastic, and its quality is on par with its peers.
  5. Tata has managed to do a good job of ensuring satisfactory quality levels at contact points.
  6. The 6.5-inch Harman infotainment system feels high quality and well thought out.
  7. The Nexon’s cabin is so comfortable that it deserves a special mention.
  8. Other than that, the Nexon’s cabin appears to be one of the most comfortable cabins in the sub-4m vehicle category.
  9. The driver’s seat is height adjustable and provides excellent lower back support.
  10. This has to be Tata’s best diesel engine till date, and it can very well be considered as one of the better diesel engines in the compact car space.

The Could Have

  1. The third and the lowermost layer is a plastic of greyish shade of beige. This plastic is hard to touch, and the fit and finish levels aren’t too high either.
  2. The petrol engine, however, isn’t as exciting and refined as the diesel unit.

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