Tata Nexon Smart+ entry-level AMT variant launched at Rs 10 lakh


Tata Motors has expanded the Nexon compact SUV’s already expansive line-up by adding five new AMT variants. The Nexon petrol-AMT range now starts at Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the Smart+ trim while the diesel-AMT versions are now priced from Rs 11.80 lakh for the Pure trim. At launch, the most affordable Nexon petrol-AMT was priced at Rs 11.70 lakh and the entry point to the diesel-AMT range cost Rs 13 lakh (both based on the mid-spec Creative trim).

Given below are complete prices for the five new Nexon AMT variants.  

Nexon AMT prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Petrol AMT Diesel AMT
Smart+ Rs 10 lakh NA
Pure Rs 10.50 lakh Rs 11.80 lakh
Pure S Rs 11 lakh Rs 12.30 lakh
  1. New entry-level AMT variants are based on the Smart+, Pure and Pure S trims.
  2. Smart+ petrol AMT undercuts Creative AMT by Rs 1.70 lakh
  3. Petrol and diesel both feature 6-speed AMT gearboxes

Tata Nexon AMT features

In terms of features, even the base Nexon Smart+ is well-catered to with things like LED DRLs, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, four speakers, electrically adjustable ORVMs, drive modes, 6 airbags, ESC and ISOFIX child seat mounts.  

The Pure trim adds features like full LED headlamps and tail lamps, roof rails, rear AC vents, touch-based HVAC controls, wheel covers, a knitted roof liner, a 4-inch digital instrument cluster and voice commands.  Meanwhile, the Pure S packs in a sunroof, auto headlamps and wipers and an electrochromic IRVM over the Pure trim.

Tata Nexon AMT powertrain

Under the hood, the Nexon AMT gets a 120hp, 170Nm, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine, which apart from the 6-speed AMT, can also be had with either a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (with paddle shifters), depending on the variant. The diesel meanwhile, is a 115hp, 260Nm, 1.5-litre unit which is also available with a 6-speed manual.

Tata Nexon AMT rivals

The Tata Nexon continues to compete with other compact SUVs in our market like the Mahindra XUV300Maruti Suzuki BrezzaMaruti Suzuki FronxHyundai VenueKia SonetRenault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.

Does the lower asking price now make the Tata Nexon AMT more attractive? Let us know in the comments below.

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