Tata Nexon Concept 06

As befits participation in a home show, Tata Motors debuted a spread of vehicles at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Aside from the likes of the Bolt and Zest, there’s the funky looking Tata Nexon design concept, a sub-four metre long SUV study.

The Nexon – measuring in at 4,000 mm long, 1,730 mm wide and 1,600 mm tall, with a 2,540 mm wheelbase – is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged three-cylinder mill offering 110 PS and 170 Nm, paired to a five-speed auto transmission.

Performance numbers include a 180 km/h top speed and a touted 17.6 km per litre fuel economy. There’s an option to go 4WD path with this one, adding on an electric rear-wheel drive system.

Tata Nexon Concept 03

Tata says the vehicle’s exterior – which features a cab-forward look – derives inspiration from city concrete greys contrasted against a sapphire blue sky, giving it a clean, minimalist and modern look.

The B-pillarless Nexon’s interior features a floating instrument panel within a wrap-around tub, and novelties include rear seats that can be folded to offer a flat load rear space and an interactive infotainment system and smart media controller mounted between the front seats.

Live pix courtesy of Faisal from Motorbeam India.