— Tata Motors vision’s on a future Compact SUV
JAKARTA, 18 September 2014 —— Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia (TMDI), a full subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, India’s largest global automotive company and Authorised Agent of Tata Motors in Indonesia, displayed a new compact SUV concept car at the 22nd Indonesian International Motor Show 2014 (IIMS).
President Director TMDI, Biswadev Sengupta said, “The Design Concept NEXON is a Compact SUV with a dynamic 1.2-litre Smart-Boosted Petrol Engine and a newly-developed, electrically driven rear-wheel drive system-for 4WD manoeuvrability. The 3-cylinder petrol engine outputs an impressive 170 Nm torque and 81 kW power. It can achieve a top speed of 180 Kph on highways with an option of additional torque and 4WD manoeuvrability by the electric rear axle”.
The NEXON is inspired by city concrete Greys contrasted against a Sapphire Blue sky, giving it a clean, minimalist and modern look. The bright blue exterior mirrors the depth of a flawless gemstone, catching the light to reveal a vibrant and shimmering sapphire blue appearance. The interior contrasts a neutral grey and white lower environment with accents echoing the exterior colour harmoniously.
Carrying forward the distinctive signature DLO (day-light opening), created with the Megapixel Concept, and the speedy belt-line that cuts horizontally to emphasise the floating roof, the SUV struts a slim and elongated body with a dynamic silhouette that emphasises the compact and sporty design. A bold new expression of the signature wrap-around mask, introduced in the Megapixel, elegantly encapsulates a more dominant front grille incorporating innovative lens-less LED lamps designed explicitly to maximise the visual width of the front end and imparting a more rugged expression.
The muscular body is further enhanced by the prominent wheel arches at each corner, giving the impression that the car is well and truly ready to ‘NEXON’. Its exterior styling projects an image of style and agility with the aerodynamic front pillars providing a large windshield area for all-round visibility, complemented by the panoramic glass roof that creates a harmony between interior space and exterior light thus, increasing the illusion of spaciousness. A double-sliding door system and the car’s B-pillar less design make entry/exit easy.
The India Global Jali pattern (a characteristic and iconic mesh feature of Indian palaces), now a distinctive Tata Motors design signature, is taken to new levels by linking the natural forms of Sound (door speakers pattern), Air (grille detail between IP upper and lower) and Light (roof obscuration detailing, exterior air inlet/outlet grille sections), culminating in detail around the exaggerated front fog lights, making this a truly unique design signature.
The NEXON introduces a state-of-the-art innovative interior architecture, with a ‘floating’ instrument panel within a wrap-around tub, creating an ambience and perception of roominess within a minimal footprint. The ‘Full Width’ instrument panel display screen features a segment-first rear projection, allowing both the driver and the passenger an easy access to information in a media-rich and stylish environment.
The cabin temperature is controlled via conditioned air exiting through full width slots between the IP upper and lower, thus improving ergonomics and space compared to conventional air outlets. The innovative interior theme is taken a step further with front seats mounted on a structural bridge connecting the sills and ingeniously aiding torsional rigidity, in the absence of B-Pillars, whilst maintaining a flat cabin floor for additional roominess.
The rear seats can be folded to reveal a flat load space, which is easily configurable for versatile and convenient use or for outdoor activities equipment storage. The rich and harmonious interior design experience is completed by an interactive infotainment system and smart media controller, mounted between the front seats, providing intuitive and convenient access to vehicle systems.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is the biggest Indian car manufacturer with consolidated revenue of USD 34.7 billion in 2012-13, and is ranked the fourth biggest truck and bus manufacturer in the world. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Tata Motors is operating in the United Kingdom, South Korea, Thailand, Spain, South Africa, and Indonesia. Tata Motors owns British premium automaker Jaguar Land Rover, and is also involved in a joint venture with Fiat in India.
With more than 8 million Tata Motors vehicles running on the roads of India, Tata Motors Limited has become a market leader in each segment of the commercial vehicle industry, and is one of the frontrunners in the passenger vehicle industry covering the compact, mid-sized cars, and multifunction segments. Cars, buses and trucks manufactured by Tata Motors have been distributed in various countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, South America, and the Russian Federation.
[Source : Tata Motors]