Tata Nexon to come with new engines, transmission; launching soon

By Souvik Das | Updated 25 Jul 2017
Tata Nexon to come with new engines, transmission; launching soon
  • The new engines include a 1.2L Revotron turbocharged petrol and 1.5L Revotorq diesel, both producing 109bhp and combined with 6-speed transmissions.

The Tata Nexon is slated to launch in India soon, and the much-awaited SUV will come with two new engine variants under Tata's Revotron and Revotorq lineups. Both these engines are being manufactured in India, and Tata claims that the new variants of its petrol and diesel engines for consumer vehicles will offer better refinement and fuel efficiency.

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The two new engines are the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, Revotron, and the 1.5-litre diesel engine, Revotorq. The new, 3-cylinder Revotron engine produces 109bhp of power and 170Nm of torque, while the 4-cylinder diesel engine produces the same power but 260Nm of torque. Both these variants will be mated with Tata's all-new transmission system - the TA-6300 synchromesh 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Having a synchromesh device in the transmission shaft removes the need for double declutching and makes for smoother overall shifts. This is fairly common in most new generation manual transmissions, and this is the unit that will be present in the upcoming Tata Nexon. Interestingly, this also more or less confirms that the Tata Nexon may not be getting an automatic transmission variant, at least for the time being.

The Tata Nexon will also come with three driving modes - Eco, City and Sport, to make the car more versatile in terms of driving and fuel efficiency. Although dates for the launch have not been confirmed yet, we believe that the launch is very close to materialising, and should happen within a month. Stay tuned to this space for more.

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Souvik Das
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