The subcompact SUV will soon see a new battle as Tata Motors is gearing up to introduce the all-new Nexon.The product looks quite promising, has new engines and quite a comprehensive feature list. However, it will have its work cut out in a segment that boasts the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza as well as the Ford EcoSport. Both these vehicles are the top grosser in their segments and have quite a fan following. The Nexon will be in showrooms this September and here is how it stacks up against the competition – on paper.
The automaker has revealed additional information about this upcoming sub-4m SUV apart from what we already knew from the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Let us collate all the information about the Nexon, which will be priced similar to the EcoSport and the Vitara Brezza, and pitch it against the two. Time to roll!
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Design and Dimensions
Both the Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza are tucked well under the 4-metre mark, but the Vitara Brezza manages to be longer than the Tata Nexon by just 1 mm in length, while it’s taller too at 1640 mm, 33 mm higher than the Tata SUV. In terms of dimensions, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is 3995mm long, 1790mm wide and stands tall at 1640mm. In terms of presence, the Brezza manages to offer that SUV-like proportions more effectively with the squarish C-pillar, which is missed out on the Nexon due to the receding roofline.
Interior and Features
The EcoSport’s dash layout is a tad confusing and feels dated with its blue color theme for the backlight. There are a few storage spaces in the cabin and the seating position too is elevated. As part of the safety package, the top-spec EcoSport gets six airbags while the base ones make do with twin units.
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Maruti’s Brezza’s interior is headlined by the SmartPlay infotainment system that also does duties in other Maruti cars. This apart, even the Brezza seats you high and has a slimmer A-pillar that doesn’t restrict your vision during turns.The boot capacity is 328 litres, the least in this class. Twin airbags, as well as ABS, are optional right from the base trim.
A near similar layout with the existing Tatas, the exception being the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, means you’re in familiar space with the Nexon. While Tata does boast a 209mm ground clearance, you don’t really sit high up in the Nexon. This aside, the Nexon gets a few useful cubby holes. While space inside looks better than that of the EcoSport, we will have to wait for an actual comparison to find this out