The Tata Nexon facelift has been spotted several times, and it is expected to go on sale in August 2023. While previous spy shots have only given us a glimpse of the exterior, we now have the first images of the interior, and they suggest a significant overhaul with a major step-up in equipment levels and quality.
The Nexon facelift interior will borrow heavily from the Curvv concept, just like the exterior. The spy images reveal a redesigned centre console with a new touch panel and toggle switches for the HVAC control, along with a new two-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel that was seen on the Curvv concept. The steering wheel houses a couple of toggle switches at either end and several touch-sensitive haptic buttons. The coolest thing about this steering wheel is a seamlessly integrated backlit Tata logo, which could make it to production.
Inevitably, Tata’s new 10.25-inch touchscreen will also be offered, and it means that the entire dashboard will likely be redesigned. There could also be a step-up in quality and equipment levels, with a new digital instrument cluster that’s currently seen on the new Harrier and Safari Red Dark editions.
While the lower centre console area remains largely unchanged, there are a few updates, such as a slightly redesigned gear lever and new purple upholstery for the seats. The spy images also reveal that the manual handbrake and wireless charger have been retained, and the drive mode selector has been carried over as is.
The Nexon facelift is also expected to get an updated powertrain. The all-new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that was previewed with the Curvv ICE concept is expected to make its way into the Nexon facelift. This new engine is good for 125hp and 225Nm, which is 5hp and 55Nm more than the current engine. The Nexon facelift will continue with the 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel as well. There is no clarity on the automatic gearbox choices for the Nexon facelift as of now.
Series production for the Nexon facelift is expected to commence by July 2023, and Tata Motors will produce around 15,000 units combined for the petrol and diesel models. The Nexon EV facelift’s production will also start around the same time, and 5,000 units are expected to be built every month.
The prices for the Nexon facelift will be announced in August 2023, and it will cost a premium over the current model’s Rs 7.80 lakh-14.35 lakh, ex-showroom price. Upon launch, it will continue to rival the likes of the Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, and Maruti Brezza.
Overall, the Nexon facelift promises to be a major upgrade over the current model, with significant improvements to the interior and powertrain. With its fresh design and improved equipment levels, it is sure to give its rivals a run for their money. We can’t wait to see the final product when it launches in August 2023.