Great news for all auto and car lovers. The disgraceful period seems to be over for the auto industry. This Diwali promises to be a lot of innovations for various kinds of auto lovers. Different companies, both Indian and foreign biggies like Tata Motors, Hyundai, Ford, Maruti, Renault, Volkswagen, etc., have announced big plans for the festive season. This includes only the biggies. Besides these, many small auto firms have announced significant plans.
Additionally, with cars, major two-wheeler firms like Honda, Hero, TVS, Bajaj have also launched newer models and hoping to create big waves in the market. But of these developments, the XM variant launched by Tata with a sunroof, promises to be the most exciting. Now, let us examine this thing in greater scrutiny.
Magnificent History of Tata Nexon
The Tata Nexon, one of the most popular subcompact SUV, is also a crossover, produced in 2017. The prototype of this excellent vehicle was launched in Auto Expo in New Delhi in 2014. Nexon has the distinction of being the original crossover SUV. The car utilizes Macpherson dual path strut, possessing coil spring front suspensions, with shock absorber and coil spring. It has large chrome bands and also LED headlamps.
AVL and Tata Motors have created both the engines. The petrol engine is an exceptional three-cylinder turbo-12 valve, which is of 1.2 liters. This engine delivers around 82KW and a torque of a hundred and safety N-m. The machine has a six-speed automatic and manual transmission. It is also 1.5 L four-cylinder rail, which gives 82 KW.
Although the model was presented very early in 2014, the vehicle was started being made in the Ranjangaon plant, handled by Fiat India in 2017. The car started selling in India from only September 2017. Till 2018, Tata Nexon cars were being sold domestically, and around fifty thousand Nexons were manufactured.
A new facelifted Nexon was launched in January in 2020, having BS6 engines and lots of features. The car was exhibited to the public in the Noida Auto Expo 2020. The latest vehicle is BS-6 compliant, 1.2 litters Revotron Petrol turbocharged engines, and 1.5l Turbocharged Diesel Revotorq. There are eight varieties of this model, all of which have proven extremely responsive to the customer market.
Prominent Features of Tata Nexon XM variant
Your beloved Tata Nexon XM variant has been stated as a price of 8.36 lakh rupees. More top-class features in this variant are much more cost-effective for inviting more and more customers in this highly competitive market. The most striking addition, which the company has done, is that there is an electric sunroof, which will make the vehicle much more economical within its peers. The Nexon XM(S)also has extra features like rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, and steering-mounted controls. The XM(S) already has pre-existing features like LED DRL’s equipped with Projector Headlamps, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control, Co-driver, and Driver Airbags, Connect Next Infotainment System, additionally with Multi-Drive Modes.
Tata Motors expects the vehicle to be a key part of the portfolios of passenger vehicles, and the firm is making its firm base in the subcompact SUV sector since in the market, rival models like Nissan Magnite and Kia Sonnet, which are increasingly capturing the share of the market. Customers will be enraptured to know that the vehicle is available in both diesel and petrol and automatic and manual transmission options. The prices though vary, like 9.7 lakhs for diesel and 8.36 lakhs for XM(S) Manual and 10.3 lakhs for diesel and 8.96 lakhs for XM (S) AMT.
How Tata XM Variant’s entry is momentous in Indian auto industry?
After the XM variant launch, the competition between the auto majors is rapidly intensifying, and the consumer can expect a lot of good news after a long time. The industry crashed by a massive 25 percent, ever since the lockdown was announced in May. April was possible, the first month in the Indian auto industry’s history when even favorite auto veterans like Maruti Suzuki Limited could not post a single sale. Readers can gauge the seriousness of the situation by this statistic alone. It was indeed a watershed moment in the country’s history.
Noticeable progresses in Indian Auto Motive Induatry since last few decades
Many skeptics then started painting a bleak picture of the Indian car industry, dating back to pre-liberalization days. Consumers had to pre-book cars and wait months before they could get hold of their favorite car. Today, the country’s auto industry is the fourth largest globally, with around four million vehicles being produced. The country has significant hubs of auto production, namely Chennai, popularly known as the Detroit of Asia. All the top firms like Hyundai, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault have their plants here.
Apart from major OEM’s, all the international tire manufacturers like Apollo Tyres, CEAT, Bridgestone, JK Tyres, MRF, and Michelin are producing their tires here. Apart from all these, the city is the hub of auto component manufacturing like Caterpillar, Delphi TVS, Bharat Forge, etc. Besides Chennai, there are plenty of auto manufacturing hubs like Pune and Gurgaon Manesar, which also host world-class car manufacturing firms, both local and global. Scores of German and Japanese companies like Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Suzuki, Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki Limited, etc. have their plants here.
Currently, the automotive industry is generating almost one million jobs, both direct and indirect. The next wave of vehicles that are expected to hit the market is electric vehicles, which will dominate the market by 2030. The Indian government is giving heavy emphasis on the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles, to remove the heavy reliance on fossil fuels.