The automatic-drive market in the mid segment is gaining traction and now Tata Motors has launched the Tata Nexon HyprDrive Self-Shift Gears (S-SG) – XMA, sporting the AMT gearbox in its XM variant. With this introduction, the Nexon range will have two AMT variants – XMA & XZA+ which will be offered in 1.2L turbocharged Revotron petrol and 1.5L turbocharged Revotorq diesel engines respectively.
Priced at INR 7.50 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol variant and INR 8.53 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the diesel variant, the Tata Nexon XMA will be the most attractive compact SUV and also the first AMT in India to offer Multi-Drive modes (ECO, CITY and SPORT).
An all-new “Ivory White” roof color option has been introduced to accentuate the coupé-inspired design. With a best-in-class ground clearance of 209 mm, the Nexon comes with the intelligent transmission controller, which includes features such as anti-stall, kick-down and fast-off; helping optimize the automatic gearshifts to provide best power output during overtaking, manoeuvres or quick acceleration. This combined with 110PS peak power results in an engaging and sporty driving experience.
The Nexon XMA comes with features like Smart Hill Assist and Crawl function. Standard safety features include dual frontal airbags and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution in all wheels. The spacious cabin along with a 350L boot space and rear 60:40 seat split to store extra luggage, makes it a complete package.
Tata Motors launched the AMT version of the Nexon in May 2018 and branded all its 2 pedal transmission cars as ‘HyprDrive’ while all the AMT variants were termed as Self-Shift Gears (S-SG). With a good response to the Nexon XZA+ and a plan to capture more market share and customer mind space, the Company has quickly responded to market and introduced the AMT in its mid-variant.
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