5 Reasons Why Tata Nexon Has Beaten Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Brezza To Become India’s #1 SUV
Ever since its launch in early 2020, the Nexon EV has managed to win the hearts of scores of Indians.
Monthly reports of auto sales always have the Nexon at least in the top 10.
Very recently, its maker Tata Motors released its hotly anticipated long range variant, the Nexon EV MAX.
This is as good a time as any to really dig deep into exactly what differentiates the Nexon from the others.
Part Of The SUV Boom
Of five of India’s 10 best-selling passenger vehicles in April, four were SUVs, led by Tata Motors’ Nexon, whose sales nearly doubled in April from a year earlier.
Ravi Bhatia, president and director of auto intelligence firm JATO Dynamics observed that SUV sales are in a boom.
They account for 43% of all passenger vehicle sales, compared with just over 26% in 2019.
The Nexon is in its best phase partly thanks to this SUV wave that has swept the nation.
Shailesh Chandra, managing director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility commented that today’s millennial buyers are much more conscious of safety as well as the environment.
As a result Tata Nexon, as a brand, has resonated well with these buyers.
What also possibly worked in its favor is that with the Nexon and Tigor EVs, Tata Motors has taken the early lead in India’s EV market.
Range Of Variants, Engine Options
The Nexon EV is offered in five variants, there are XE, XM, XZ, XZ+, and XZ+(O).
With the introduction of the recently launched Kaziranga Edition, it is now available in 40 different variants including 22 petrol variants and 18 diesel versions with automatic and manual transmission options.
Buyers can choose from a variety of powertrain options- a 1.2 turbo-petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine and electric.
It is famed for being the first car from an Indian carmaker to score five stars in Global NCAP’s crash test.
This makes it one of the safest compact SUVs in India.
Not to mention the many safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, an electronic stability program, and reverse parking sensors as standard.
The higher variants also get electronic traction control, roll-over mitigation, hydraulic brake assist, hill-hold assist, and reverse parking camera.
It is one of the most feature-rich cars in its segment, an all rounder if you will.
It is equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, sunroof, automatic AC, cruise control, what3words navigation, premium Harman music system, ventilated seats, etc.
Space and Practicality
The cabin is spacious, comfortable.
The rear seats are accommodative of three occupants easily.
It also gets a 350-litre boot.
All these points must be why the Nexon EV commands a waiting period of 6 months in certain regions.