Tata Will Launch Yet Another Nexon Avatar: Nexon Coupe With 100% Electric Engine!
The Tata Nexon SUV Coupe is in the works and will be offered in electric and internal combustion engine (ICE) options.
It was supposed to debut this year but this has been shifted to 2023.
It will be based on the same X1 platform as the regular Nexon but will be longer, measuring in at around 4.3 metres.
This is because the Coupe was conceived as a midsize SUV – back in 2018 – to take on the Hyundai Creta, but was shelved due to financial reasons.
The coupe is expected to get some design changes.
It will likely sport a heavily redesigned nose but the A-pillar, windscreen and front doors will remain largely unchanged.
The main change will be in the profile with longer rear doors and a tapering roofline that will merge neatly with the new fastback style boot.
The longer length will come from an increased rear overhang which will also improve rear seat legroom and create a significantly larger boot.
Powertrain details on the EV are lacking but it can be expected to use the same set-up as the Nexon EV long range that is set to launch next month.
This means a larger 40kWh battery pack, and an upgrade to the electric motor with a unit that develops more power and torque than the standard Nexon EV’s 129hp and 245Nm motor.
The ICE version will likely be powered by a new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that is expected to produce around 160hp.
Petrol And Diesel Powertrains
Tata wont use the regular Nexon’s 1.2 turbo-petrol because it won’t get the tax benefits due to the length being over 4 metres and the engine would be underpowered for a car that size.
Aside from the petrol option the 1.5-litre diesel engine currently used in the Nexon is also expected to be used.
However, this will be an updated unit that complies with the BS6 Stage 2 norms (set to come into effect in 2023), and makes a little bit more power.
Launch will likely take place in the first quarter of 2023, possibly at the 2023 Auto Expo in January.
The Coupe EV will arrive first, followed by the petrol and diesel versions.
Upon launch, it will take on the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and others.
No details on pricing yet.