Tata Motors has launched the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) version of its Nexon at the NADA Auto Show in Nepal. Launched at an introductory price of Nepal Rs.4,675,000 for the petrol variant (1.2L turbocharged Revotron) and Nepal Rs. 4,795,000 for the diesel variant(1.5L turbocharged Revotorq), the vehicle is available for sale, in 19 authorized sales outlets across Nepal.
Sporting the all-new Etna Orange color, the Tata NEXON AMT comes with best-in-class ground clearance of 209 mm. It is equipped with an intelligent transmission controller which includes features such as anti-stall, kick-down and fast-off and helps to optimise the automatic gearshifts to provide best power output during overtaking maneuvers or quick acceleration requirements. This combined with 110PS power output from turbocharged motors. Nexon AMT also comes equipped with features like Smart Hill Assist and Crawl function, making the car high on convenience. While the Smart Hill Assist prevents the NEXON from rolling-back on uphill drives during bumper-to-bumper traffic, the Crawl function comes into play during slow moving traffic by helping the car move ahead without pressing the accelerator. Further adding to the convenience is the wearable PEPS Key, which will allow customers to wear their car key smartly as a wristband and enjoy hassle-free access and ignition of the NEXON. The vehicle provides standard safety features like dual frontal airbags and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution in all wheels. Additionally, the Tata NEXON AMT also comes with a 6.5” floating dash-top touchscreen infotainment with next-gen smartphone connectivity and 8-speaker system from Harman-Kardon.
Sujan Roy, Head, International Business, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors has mentioned that the company’s focus is to introduce products and services that not only enhance the brand, but simultaneously align well with the rising aspirations of customer segments. “AMT as a transmission is ideally suited for traffic conditions, reducing the stress of driving at an affordable price, without compromising on fuel efficiency. With the introduction of this LEVEL NEX product, we aim to tap a larger market and increase our market share in not only the Compact SUV segment but also the AMT segment.”