Tata Nexon is among the most impactful cars from Tata Motors. The company gained massive respect among automotive enthusiasts after Nexon scored a five-star rating in the global NCAP crash test. Since then, we have seen a lot of people buying cars from Tata Motors.
Earlier in 2020, a man bought a petrol variant of Tata Nexon facelift with manual transmission. As of now, after driving the Tata Nexon facelift for more than 1000 km, the owner decided to review it. The owner uploaded a video on his YouTube channel in which he shared his experience covering all the aspects.
So, without any delay let’s find out what the owner has to say about the latest variant of Tata Nexon.
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Tata Nexon Facelift Owner Review
Before we begin, let’s have an overview of this subcompact SUV. The owner has the XZ plus variant of the facelift Tata Nexon that comes at a price tag of Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The petrol variant of Nexon is powered by a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Revotron engine that churns out 118 BHP and 170 Nm of torque.
According to the owner, the subcompact SUV provides an excellent driving posture, and seats are very comfortable. Additionally, the different driving modes, including City, Sports, and Eco mode, enhances the overall driving experience. Users can switch to any driving mode as per their requirements and convenience.
The owner mentions many users complain about Nexon’s gearbox, but he never felt any such issues with it. Additionally, he said the clutch of the SUV is quite impressive. It’s very smooth, and you will not feel pressure on your foot even in heavy traffic where the gears are required to change frequently. However, he said there was a bit of a power lag in the second gear while driving.
Furthermore, the owner referred to steering as buttery smooth. Overall, as per the owner, the ride quality of the car is quite impressive.
Noise, Vibration, And Harshness (NVH)
According to the man in the video, the cabin of the car is soundproof. He said there was negligible wind and road noise. Though he said the cabin is quite soundproof, he did not discuss the engine noise.
In terms of vibration, with Tata Nexon being a three-cylinder engine, the owner said he felt some vibration in the clutch. In his opinion, as he started the engine, he felt some vibration on the clutch. However, he said that the level of vibration is not high. Apart from this, there is no harshness that one would feel while driving the car.
The owner said he calculated the mileage in both city mode as well as economy mode. He used the tank-to-tank method and also provided the average fuel economy as per the MID.
|Driving Mode||Mileage (Tank To Tank)||Mileage (MID)|
|City Mode||15 km/l||16.7 km/l|
|Eco Mode||16.3 km/l||17.3 km/l|
He was quite satisfied with the mileage Tata Nexon has provided being a subcompact SUV. Other than that, he said, the interior of the car looks premium and the Harman speakers and infotainment touchscreen are admirable.
Tata Nexon Facelift: Cons
The biggest problem owners face with Tata Nexon is its side visibility. The A-pillar of the car at the driver’s side blocks the visibility, especially during the turns. However, these A-pillars are essential for the safety and build quality of the car. We hope Tata will eventually find a way to make these A-pillars thinner without compromising their safety standards.
As we discussed earlier, the driver felt a slight power lag during the second gear. However, it seems more of a tuning problem that can be resolved at the service center.
Tata has significantly improved its automotive technology in the past few years, however, its vibration issues are something that still exists. To what extent are these vibrations a problem varies from one owner to another. What do you guys think about the quality that Tata is providing and the areas where it still needs to work? Do share your views in the comments section below.