Tata Nexon: Variants Explained

Tata Nexon: Variants Explained

By: || Updated: 22 Sep 2017 12:30 PM

The Tata Nexon is available in four trim levels, with five variants to choose from each in petrol and diesel, including the dual-tone models. So, which variant should you put your money on?

The Tata Nexon is priced in the range of Rs 5.85 - 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With this pricing, the Tata Nexon undercuts all of its direct rivals and even a majority of cross-hatches as well. Though introductory, the prices of the Tata Nexon are spot on! Let us see which variant suits you the best. 

Tata Nexon


  • The Tata Nexon is a sub-4m SUV and competes with the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

  • The Tata Nexon is available four trim levels – XE (base), XM, XT and XZ+ (range-topping). There’s one optional variant with its range-topping trim, XZ+ Dual-Tone. In all, there are five variants each in petrol and diesel engine options 

  • The Nexon only offers turbocharged engines – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. These engines have made their debut with the sub-4m SUV  

  • There’s a standard 6-speed manual transmission, while an AMT (automated-manual transmission) based on its 6-speed manual will be introduced within the next six months

  • The Tata Nexon delivers a claimed mileage of 17kmpl and 21.5kmpl for the petrol and diesel models respectively

Standard Safety Features

Dual front airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) 

Colour Options

  • Moroccan Blue 

  • Vermont Red 

  • Seattle Silver 

  • Glasgow Grey 

  • Calgary White 

Out of these five colour options, only the Moroccan Blue and the Vermont Red can be had with a contrasting silver (Sonic Silver) roof.  

Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon XE 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine Price 
Petrol XE Rs 5.85 lakh
Diesel XE Rs 6.85 lakh


  • LED tail lamps

  • Tyres: 195/60 R16  

  • Umbrella holders in front doors 

  • Manual air-conditioning and front power windows 

  • Driving modes: City, Eco and Sport

  • Tilt-adjustable power steering 

Is it worth buying?

Though it covers the safety aspect with a cutthroat pricing, the base XE model is just the bare bones of the sub-4m SUV. There’s absolutely nothing on offer -- not even necessities such as the day and night internal rear-view mirror, which is surprisingly offered only in the top-spec trim. Tata skips on a music system as well with this variant, but that can be fitted as an aftermarket accessory. We suggest you skip this variant and move on to the relatively more premium XM trim. 

Tata Nexon XM 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine  Price
Petrol XM Rs 6.49 lakh
Diesel XM Rs 7.39 lakh

Over the base XE, the XM gets:

  • Non-touch ConnextNext infotainment system (same as the Tiago) with a four-speaker system. Bluetooth and iPod connectivity along with USB and aux-in. Smartphone app suite 

  • Steering-mounted audio controls

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Remote central locking 

  • Rear power windows    

  • Fast USB charging 

  • Electronically adjustable outside rearview mirrors 

Tata Nexon

Is it worth buying?

With a premium of around Rs 64,000 and Rs 54,000 over the base XE petrol and diesel trims, respectively, the XM ups the premium quotient. You get a Tiago-borrowed music system, which comes with a host of smartphone-based app suites. But, like the XE, it misses out on aesthetics as you still don't get body-coloured door handles and mirrors along with roof rails. In all, the XM trim level is certainly going to be one of the bestselling grades in the Nexon’s lineup as it ticks the right boxes for most buyers. 

Tata Nexon XT 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine Price
Petrol XT Rs 7.29 lakh
Diesel XT Rs 8.14 lakh

Over the XM, the XT gets:

  • Exterior: body-coloured door handles and ORVMs, roof rails and shark-fin antenna 

Tata Nexon

  • Automatic climate control with rear AC vents 

Tata Nexon

  • Electronically foldable ORVMs

  • Rear power outlet

  • Cooled and illuminated glove box

Is it worth buying?

The XT warrants a premium of Rs 80,000 and Rs 75,000 for the petrol and diesel, respectively, which is certainly on the higher side. For this extra money, you get just improved aesthetics on the outside along with an auto AC and electronically foldable ORVMs and that’s pretty much all! It still misses out of alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system, and fog lamps among others, which automakers are offering in penultimate models nowadays. In all, the Nexon XT appears overpriced! 

Tata Nexon XZ+/XZ+ (dual-tone) 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine Price
Petrol XZ+ Rs 8.44 lakh
Petrol XZ+ (dual-tone) Rs 8.59 lakh
Diesel XZ+ Rs 9.29 lakh
Diesel XZ+ (dual-tone) Rs 9.44 lakh

Over the XT, the XZ+ gets:

Tata Nexon

  • Projector headlamps with daytime-running LEDs 

Tata Nexon

  • 16-inch machine-cut alloys with wider 215/60 cross-section R16 alloys 

Tata Nexon

  • Front (with cornering function) and rear fog lamps 

  • Front central armrest and tambour door

  • 60:40 split rear seat 

Tata Nexon

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen ConnectNext infotainment system with Android Auto and 8-speaker system (4 speakers and 4 tweeters). The unit also supports voice commands, including for climate control

Tata Nexon

  • Rearview camera with display on the infotainment unit along with parking sensors    

  • Voice alerts for door ajar, seatbelt reminder, low fuel among others 

  • Necessities: driver’s seat height adjustment, height-adjustable front seatbelts and rear defogger and wiper  

Tata Nexon

  • Passive keyless entry with engine push-button start-stop along with activity key (a wristband that doubles up as its key so that you don’t have to carry your relatively heavier key fob around)  

Tata Nexon

Is it worth buying?

The XZ+ is the trim where you get all the bells and whistles that Tata has been touting about. Tata’s flagship touchscreen unit is also offered only with this variant, and it comes with Android Auto that really comes in handy as it offers navigation via Google Maps! Plus, there are a lot of things to flaunt as well, such as Jaguar Land-Rover-inspired activity key, voice alerts, tambour door on the central console and more. Further, paying a premium of around Rs 15,000 you get the dual-tone version, which really does stand out compared to other models of the Nexon. The XZ+ trims do spike the desirability quotient manifold, but the asking price is slightly on the higher side. Overall, buy it if your budget allows as this trim offers one of the best packages in the sub-4m space. 

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