Orange Crush

Auto Today|May 2018

Orange Crush

Tata's Nexon is now available with an AMT and a bold new colour. Both the petrol and diesel engines can be had with them, though the gearbox flips what we thought we knew about these engines.

Simran Rastogi

The first thing you should know about the automated manual transmission for the Nexon is that, for now, it’s only available on the top-of-the-line XZ+ variant, though you can choose for it to be mated to the petrol or diesel engine. Secondly, it is the only automatic compact SUV with drive modes. With this 6-speed AMT box, now the drive modes also affect shift points and how long gears are held onto.

Before we get into how the AMT performs, there’s a new colour for the Nexon HyprDrive (that’s Tata marketing for the AMT) variants. Etna Orange actually goes well with the Sonic Silver on the trim detailing. This makes the already funky looking Nexon stand out even more and it is a handsome car, especially when viewed from the front. Also, finally available is the activity key wristband, which was first showcased on the manual variants. With it, customers with an active lifestyle can leave their key fob behind and still lock/unlock and start the car.

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May 2018