Tata Nexon: Variants Explained

Modified On May 03, 2018 07:51 PM By Raunak Awasthi for Tata Nexon at CarDekho.com

The Tata Nexon is available in four trim levels, with five variants to choose from each in petrol and diesel, including the dual-tone models. So, which variant should you put your money on?

The Tata Nexon is priced in the range of Rs 6.16 - 10.59 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With this pricing, the Tata Nexon undercuts all of its direct rivals and even a majority of cross-hatches as well. Though introductory, the prices of the Tata Nexon are spot on! Let us see which variant suits you the best. 

Tata Nexon


  • The Tata Nexon is a sub-4m SUV and competes with the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
  • The Tata Nexon is available four trim levels – XE (base), XM, XT, XZ, XZ+ and XZA+ (range-topping). There’s a dual-tone variant on with its XZ and XZ+ trims. In all, there are six variants each in petrol and diesel engine options 
  • The Nexon only offers turbocharged engines – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. These engines have made their debut with the sub-4m SUV  
  • There’s a standard 6-speed manual transmission, while an AMT (automated-manual transmission) based on its 6-speed manual is offered on the range-topping XZA+ variant.
  • The Tata Nexon delivers a claimed mileage of 17kmpl and 21.5kmpl for the petrol and diesel models respectively

Standard Safety Features

Dual front airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) 

Colour Options

  • Moroccan Blue 
  • Vermont Red 
  • Seattle Silver 
  • Glasgow Grey 
  • Calgary White 
  • Etna Orange

Out of these six colour options, only the Moroccan Blue, Etna Orange and the Vermont Red can be had with a contrasting silver (Sonic Silver) roof.  

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Tata Nexon XE 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine Price 
Petrol XE Rs 6.16 lakh
Diesel XE Rs 7.19 lakh


  • LED tail lamps
  • Tyres: 195/60 R16  
  • Umbrella holders in front doors 
  • Manual air-conditioning and front power windows 
  • Driving modes: City, Eco and Sport
  • Tilt-adjustable power steering 

Is it worth buying?

Though it covers the safety aspect with a cutthroat pricing, the base XE model is just the bare bones of the sub-4m SUV. There’s absolutely nothing on offer -- not even necessities such as the day and night internal rear-view mirror, which is surprisingly offered only in the top-spec trim. Tata skips on a music system as well with this variant, but that can be fitted as an aftermarket accessory. We suggest you skip this variant and move on to the relatively more premium XM trim. 

Tata Nexon XM 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine  Price
Petrol XM Rs 6.91 lakh
Diesel XM Rs 7.84 lakh

Over the base XE, the XM gets:

  • Non-touch ConnextNext infotainment system (same as the Tiago) with a four-speaker system. Bluetooth and iPod connectivity along with USB and aux-in. Smartphone app suite 
  • Steering-mounted audio controls
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Remote central locking 
  • Rear power windows    
  • Fast USB charging 
  • Electronically adjustable outside rearview mirrors 

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Is it worth buying?

With a premium of around Rs 75,000 and Rs 65,000 over the base XE petrol and diesel trims, respectively, the XM ups the premium quotient. You get a Tiago-borrowed music system, which comes with a host of smartphone-based app suites. But, like the XE, it misses out on aesthetics as you still don't get body-coloured door handles and mirrors along with roof rails. In all, the XM trim level is certainly going to be one of the bestselling grades in the Nexon’s lineup as it ticks the right boxes for most buyers. 

Tata Nexon XT 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine Price
Petrol XT Rs 7.53 lakh
Diesel XT Rs 8.40 lakh

Over the XM, the XT gets:

  • Exterior: body-coloured door handles and ORVMs, roof rails and shark-fin antenna 

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  • Automatic climate control with rear AC vents 

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  • Electronically foldable ORVMs
  • Rear power outlet
  • Cooled and illuminated glove box

Is it worth buying?

The XT warrants a premium of Rs 62,000 and Rs 56,000 for the petrol and diesel, respectively, which is certainly on the higher side. For this extra money, you get just improved aesthetics on the outside along with an auto AC and electronically foldable ORVMs and that’s pretty much all! It still misses out of alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system, and fog lamps among others, which automakers are offering in mid-variants nowadays. In all, the Nexon XT appears overpriced! 

Tata Nexon XZ

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)



Petrol XZ

Rs 7.99 lakh

Diesel XZ

Rs 8.99 lakh

Tata Nexon

Over the XT variant, the XZ gets:

  • Projector headlamps
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen ConnectNext infotainment system with Android Auto and 8-speaker system (4 speakers and 4 tweeters). The unit also supports voice commands, including for climate control

Tata Nexon

  • Tata smart remote app
  • Voice alerts for door ajar, seatbelt reminder, and low fuel, among others
  • Rearview camera with display on the infotainment unit along with parking sensors
  • Driver’s seat height adjustment, height-adjustable front seatbelts

Is it worth buying?

At a premium of Rs 46,000 and Rs 59,000 for the petrol and diesel variants, respectively, you get Tata’s flagship touchscreen unit, which comes with Android Auto that really comes in handy as it offers navigation via Google Maps. Making the deal sweeter are voice alerts, rear view camera, height-adjustable driver’s seat, projector headlamps and others. We believe this variant offers the most value for your money and thus, it’s our recommended variant.

Tata Nexon XZ+/XZ+ (dual-tone) 

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Engine Price
Petrol XZ+ Rs 8.81 lakh
Petrol XZ+ (dual-tone) Rs 9.02 lakh
Diesel XZ+ Rs 9.69 lakh
Diesel XZ+ (dual-tone) Rs 9.89 lakh

Over the XZ, the XZ+ gets:

  • Projector headlamps with daytime-running LEDs 

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  • 16-inch machine-cut alloys with wider 215/60 cross-section R16 alloys 

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  • Front (with cornering function) and rear fog lamps 
  • Front central armrest and tambour door
  • 60:40 split rear seat 

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  • Rear defogger and wiper 
  • Passive keyless entry with engine push-button start-stop 

Is it worth buying?

The XZ+ is the trim where you get all the bells and whistles that Tata has been touting. There are a lot of things to flaunt here, such as tambour door on the central console, DRLs, passive keyless entry, push-button start/stop, 16-inch alloys and more. Further, for a premium of around Rs 20,000, you get the dual-tone version, which really stands out compared to other models of the Nexon. The XZ+ trims do spike the desirability quotient manifold, but the asking price is slightly on the higher side. Overall, buy it if your budget allows as this trim offers one of the best packages in the sub-4m space.

Tata Nexon XZA+

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)



Petrol XZA+/ XZA+ (dual-tone)

Rs 9.41 lakh/ Rs 9.62 lakh

Diesel XZA+/ XZA+ (dual-tone)

Rs 10.39 lakh/ Rs 10.59 lakh

The AMT option is only offered on the top-spec XZ+ variant. Here’s what it gets over the manual top-end version.

Tata Nexon

  • Wearable PEPS key or activity key (a wristband that doubles up as its key so that you don’t have to carry your heavier key fob around)   
  • Manual mode
  • Smart hill assist
  • Creep function (forward & reverse)

Is it worth buying?

For all the buyers looking for an automatic Nexon, this is the variant to go for. Available only with the top-end XZA+ variant, the Nexon AMT gives you hassle-free driving experience in city traffic and even out on the highways. The manual mode further gives you an option to take control of the gears. Moreover, the creep function is a real boon in bumper-to-bumper traffic as you don’t have to push the accelerator every time the car in front of you moves a bit ahead. However, the AMT incurs a cost of Rs 60,000 and Rs 70,000 over its petrol and diesel manual counterparts. But the additional cost also gives you the wearable activity key – no worries of carrying the key fob anymore.

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