Tata Nexon is the latest entrant in the subcompact crossover segment and is very precisely designed to suit the young generation. It is very rich in design and features and could be termed as the perfect alternative to the segment leaders.
Among the other similar cars in the segment, the Tata Nexon price is the most competitive and gives you the best value for money. But the final verdict about a car is not given so easily until all the pros and cons are measured on the basis of its specifications.
So here is the unbiased review about all the advantages and disadvantages of the new Tata Nexon and how well the car deserves your money.
Styling:The Tata Nexon is designed as an urban crossover. The body is heavily sculpted and comes with a dual-tone paint scheme along with a contrasting coloured roof. It receives a good amount of cladding on all the sides. However, the black-plastics are restricted to the lower section of the car only.
Great fit and finishes: The new Nexon is an extremely sturdy car, just like the other cars from Tata, but that’s not where it ends. The vehicle opens up to a whole new world of premium quality fit and finish, much more than what you normally expect from a car at that price.
Standard safety: It is extremely good in terms of safety. Features like two airbags, ABS and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) are given as standard across all the variants.
Lack of space: The Tata Nexon is an invaluable car in this segment, undoubtedly. However, when it comes to being comfortably spacious, the car is nothing fancy. The 350-litre boot space may seem to be at par with other cars in the same field, but the story isn’t the same when you enter inside. The car has a good room to accommodate four adults. However, the addition of a fifth individual may be uncomfortable for the people of the rear row.
Riding dynamics: The Tata Nexon does have a powerful engine under the hood and is way more powerful than some of its competitors like Honda WR-V and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. However, when it comes to adding punchiness to the drive, the Nexon bows down. A good suspension is not equally supported by some good steering dynamics.
What do we think:
Every car has some flaws (well, almost) and so does the Tata Nexon. But that isn’t the main reason why some cars are not preferred. Some models like the Maruti Suzuki Alto or the Renault Kwid aren’t very powerful but still notch up high sales.
Just the way the Alto or the Kwid are priced to be the most affordable in the segment, the disadvantages of the Nexon can be overlooked considering the fact that it is extremely affordable. Even the closest competitor, Honda WR-V, is Rs. 2 lakh more expensive. Hence, the Tata car does make a very good choice within its price segment.