The compact SUV space under 4 m is currently the most heated in the Indian market. With more than ten competitors in this space, consumers have a lot on their plate. However, only a handful of products have laudable numbers on the sales list. When automakers released sales for March 2021, an interesting pattern was observed. The Tata Nexon both the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger put together. The Nexon had sales of 8,683 units, while the Magnite and Kiger only sold 2,987 and 3,839 units, respectively.
Tata’s compact SUV saw year-over-year growth of 228 percent. This twofold growth is achieved by the new facelifted model, which looks pretty sharp and comes standard with a number of safety features on board. The Nexon has passive safety aids such as double front airbags, front seat belt reminders, ABS with EBD, CSC, rollover protection, hill hold assist, reversing sensors, high speed warnings, seat belts with belt tensioners and load limiters as a standard feature across the entire range.
While the Tata Nexon has been on the Indian market since 2017, the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger are the freshest products in the segment. The Magnite was introduced in December last year, while the Kiger was introduced in February this year. The Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger are also two of the best SUVs in the country. The Magnite is available at a starting price of 5.59 lakh while the Renault Kiger is available at 5.45 lakh.
Speaking of the Tata Nexon, it starts at INR 7.09 lakh and ends at INR 12.79 lakh. It is offered with two engine options – 1.2L Revotron turbo gasoline and 1.5L Revotorq turbodiesel. The turbo gasoline engine is a cable with a peak power of 120 hp and a maximum torque of 170 Nm. The oil burner, on the other hand, has 110 hp against 260 Nm. Transmission options on the Nexon include a 6-speed shifter and a 6-speed AMT unit. In the Indian market, the Nexon competes with the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and others.