Tata has revealed the automatic version of the Nexon featuring a 6-speed AMT (automated-manual transmission) at the Auto Expo 2018. Launched in September 2017, the Nexon has been selling in decent numbers with monthly sales of around 4k units. However, it was available only with a 6-speed manual transmission.
With the introduction of the AMT, the Nexon will become the only sub-4m SUV to offer this transmission option.
Currently, the petrol Ford EcoSport is the only sub-4m SUV to feature a proper automatic setup: a 6-speed torque converter unit with paddle shifters. The two diesel-only, body-on-frame offerings from Mahindra, the TUV300 and the NuvoSport, come with a 5-speed AMT while the Honda WR-V and the best-selling sub-4m SUV, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, don't get an automatic option as of now.
There are no changes to the 1.5-litre diesel engines since it is just the addition of an AMT unit.
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The new AMT- equipped variants are likely to add more appeal to the Nexon’s packaging. Tata will launch the Nexon’s AMT variants in the coming months and they are expected to cost around 40k more than their corresponding manual ones. The Nexon is currently priced between Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 9.62 lakh (ex-showroom).
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