Tata Nexon Coupe Ev India Launch In 2023
We reported in January that a Tata Nexon SUV Coupe is in the works, with both electric and internal combustion engine (ICE) possibilities. The SUV Coupe was supposed to debut this year, but according to our sources, Tata is planning to sell it in India in 2023.
First and foremost, we know that the new Nexon Coupe will be based on the same X1 platform as the original Tata Nexon, albeit it will be somewhat longer, at roughly 4.3 metres. This is owing to the Nexon Coupe being planned as a midsize SUV in 2018 to compete with the Hyundai Creta but was cancelled due to budgetary constraints.
According to our sources, the additional length will be mostly due to a longer rear overhang, but it will also have a 50mm longer wheelbase, which will be achieved through wheel geometry modification.
The Tata Nexon Coupe is planned to have a number of design differences from the normal Nexon in order to set it apart. The Nexon Coupe’s nose will almost certainly be revised, but the A-pillar, windscreen, and front doors will stay mostly the same.
The biggest difference will be in profile, with taller rear doors and a tapering roofline that will blend seamlessly with the new fastback type boot. Improved back seat legroom and a much bigger trunk are also projected as a result of the greater rear overhang.
The Tata Nexon Coupe is expected to debut as a pure electric vehicle first, followed by an ICE variant. There are currently no clear specifics on the EV engine, but it’s safe to assume that the Nexon Coupe EV will employ the same setup as the Nexon EV extended range, which will debut next month. This implies it will be equipped with a bigger 40kWh battery pack, as well as an electric motor that produces more power and torque than the normal Nexon EV’s 129hp and 245Nm.
The ICE version will most likely be powered by a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with roughly 160 horsepower, as Tata’s desire to develop this larger petrol engine has been renewed. The 1.2 turbo-petrol engine from the normal Nexon will not be used because, first, the Nexon Coupe will not qualify for tax incentives owing to its length exceeding 4 metres, and second, it would be underpowered for a car of that size. The 1.5-litre diesel engine found in the Nexon is anticipated to be utilised in the Nexon Coupe as well, though it will most likely be an upgraded version that meets BS6 Stage 2 emissions standards (due to take effect in 2023) and produces a little more power.