As the image above ought to inform you, I’ve been moderately content material with having the Tata Nexon to myself. Regardless of every kind of bikes and scooters making an attempt their greatest to tempt me, I selected to spend the wettest a part of 2018 commuting within the Tata Nexon – so what if it doubled the time it took me to get to work?
I actually do like my SUVs and – an sincere confession – I wasn’t an on the spot fan of the Nexon after I first noticed it. To my conservative style (in vehicles, no less than), the Nexon gave the impression to be making an attempt too onerous to impress. Its extroverted bodywork, coupé-like roofline and that far-from- understated blue was all a bit a lot for me to deal with, however I don’t suppose it's essential to take into account the aesthetic opinion of somebody who has a comfortable spot for the Mahindra Bolero (ahem!). On stepping inside, I used to be moderately stunned with the format and use of supplies, which have clearly come a good distance from the Tatas of yore.
Over the following few weeks, the Nexon started to develop on me. I’d begun setting out for the workplace earlier simply so I may take pleasure in stretching its legs, and I’d even work longer days simply so I may get a extra liberating drive again dwelling. On lesser lucky days, I actually didn’t thoughts being caught in bumper-to-bumper visitors because of the beneficiant seats, good leisure bundle and, most significantly, the pretty gentle clutch. Cabin area is especially spectacular, even within the second row, and I doubt a household of 4 goes to wish a much bigger automotive for a weekend getaway. Since I didn’t fairly take the SUV out of city, (perhaps as a result of I used to be having an excessive amount of enjoyable attending to work early and leaving late!) for nearly your entire length of the its stint with me, it was pushed solely in Metropolis mode, which stored issues peppy sufficient. Now, I’m not a demanding driver in any respect, however I do like my overtakes to not final an eternity.
Being a motorcyclist with a powerful off-road bent of thoughts, what I appreciated most was the Nexon’s means to tackle absolutely the worst that Mumbai’s monsoon-ravaged roads may have provided. My commute is liberally garnished with merciless potholes – not all of which I can keep in mind, and the Nexon did properly to compensate for my unremarkable reminiscence. Whereas the suspension is sort of incredible, what round-off the Nexon’s means to resist abuse are the chunky wheels and tyres; they do an outstanding job aside from wanting moderately city stylish as properly. I additionally loved the steering really feel, which isn't over-assisted at metropolis speeds. I did want, nonetheless, the Nexon had a extra muscular, SUV-ish steering wheel – this one is frequent to some different Tatas, I’m certain of it.
Letting go of it was surprisingly more durable than I had initially imagined; and that speaks volumes about not solely how good the Nexon is, but additionally about Tata’s evolution as a producer. For now, it’s again to bikes however I feel I heard one thing about an AMT model being out there quickly...