Tata Motors is developing a larger version of the Nexon, a coupe SUV that directly competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, and others.
Nexon’s elongated version will be 4.3 metres long and have a longer wheelbase than its sub-4-metre sibling, which should make its interior spacious.
Nexon Coupe will have a redesigned front end, new panels from the B-pillars onward, and a completely redesigned rear profile with an extended overhang (read more cargo volume).
The ‘A-pillars, windscreen, and front doors will remain unchanged, but Tata will fit larger rear doors on the Nexon Coupe, which will also feature sportier exterior styling. The Nexon Coupe’s interior will be different as well.
The Tata Nexon Coupe will be introduced as a pure-electric car that will use the soon-to-be-launched long-range Nexon EV’s 40 kWh battery pack and updated powertrain.
While this will happen in 2023, the same car will soon come with internal combustion engines. The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor will be on offer in upgraded form with a bit more power. At present, the oil burner makes 110 PS and 260 Nm.
Similarly, the petrol option will be turbocharged and dispense close to 1500cc. The four-cylinder engine is expected to produce 160 horsepower and will likely go under the hood of the Harrier and Safari, which are both currently powered by diesel engines.
Tata had planned to show off its Nexon Coupe concept at this year’s Auto Expo. As the event has been postponed (and will likely be held in 2023), it is unclear when the brand will unveil the new model.
The Tata Nexon Coupe EV will be introduced next year, but the CNG variants (dubbed iCNG) of the Tiago and Tigor will be launched on 19th January 2022. Bookings for the same are already open.