Tata Motors, along with its distributor, Diesel & Motors Engineering PLC (DIMO) announced the launch of its most stylish compact SUV, Tata Nexon in Sri Lanka, yesterday (21).
The Tata NEXON is a revolutionary design of “breaking the box” with an aerodynamic silhouette. This enhances its sporty character and marks an evolution in SUV design by combining the functionality of an SUV with style of a sports coupe.
Tata Motors has also introduced the much-appreciated NEXON with HyprDrive Self-Shift Gears, the AMT version of the vehicle. The NEXON in Sri Lanka will be available in six variants (XE, XM, XT, XZ, XZ+, XZA+) and six colours (Etna Orange, Vermont Red, Moroccan Blue, Seattle Silver, Glasgow Grey, and Calgary White). It will be for sale in 38 DIMO outlets across the island. Launched at a price of Rs. 1.99 Mn for Petrol and Rs. 4.6 Mn for Diesel (Permit Holder Prices) for the XZA+ (Top Variant),the NEXON is one of the most loved vehicles from the Company’s passenger vehicle stable. Setting a new benchmark in safety, the NEXON recently bagged a 4-star adult safety rating by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), the highest adult safety score (13.56/17.00) amongst all the models tested by Global NCAP in India.
Speaking at the launch, Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, “Combining contemporary design with best-in-class technology and advance features, the NEXON is meant for those who like to make a unique style statement. Since its launch in India, the NEXON has set new benchmarks incompact SUV segment. It has been one of the most loved products from our PV portfolio. We are elated to introduce the manual and the AMT variants in Sri Lanka today. With the introduction of this entire range, we aim to tap a larger market and increase our market share in not only the Compact SUV segment but also the AMT segment.”
Unveiling the NEXON, Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman and Managing Director, DIMO, said, “This is our first big step into the Compact SUV segment with Tata Motors. Continuing our long-standing relationship with Tata Motors, we are proud and confident to launch this product in our country and look forward to introduce many more new exciting products to Sri Lanka. Our exceptional DIMO after sales care will complement the success of this product in Sri Lanka.”
The NEXON flaunts two new engines, the 1.2L Turbocharged Petrol from the Revotron series and the 1.5L Diesel engine from the Revotorq series, mated to a 6-speed transmission for class leading fuel efficiency. A first-in-segment feature, NEXON’s best in class AMT with Multi-Drive modes (Eco, City and Sport) ensure that the vehicle delivers performance as per the driver’s requirement – Sport mode is for more spirited driving delivering 260 Nm torque (Diesel), City mode is for cruising swiftly in an urban environment. The NEXON comes with a standard warranty of 100,000km/ 3 Years, whichever is earlier.