Tata Nexon

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Iam half­way through my time with the Tata Nexon and there are quite a few things that I have come to re­ally like. The ride qual­ity is im­pres­sive as the sus­pen­sion setup irons out bro­ken roads rather well. The fat rub­ber it comes shod with also helps. It re­mains com­posed at high speeds and rolls far less than I ex­pected it to, es­pe­cially keep­ing the rel­a­tively higher ride height in mind. Speak­ing of which, the gen­er­ous 209mm ground clear­ance brings with it some peace of mind since I don’t have to worry about scrap­ing the un­der-body con­sid­er­ing there is no short­age of bad roads in our coun­try. As I’ve men­tioned be­fore, the Nexon has a very at­trac­tive ex­te­rior and I gen­uinely think that that alone is one of the driv­ing forces be­hind its strong monthly sales. All is not good though. While im­prove­ments have been made in terms of over­all qual­ity over Tata’s of the past, the com­pany is still far away from the bench­mark. The plas­tic qual­ity and fin­ish of some of the plas­tic bits, specif­i­cally around the hand­brake lever and the stor­age com­part­ment be­hind the gear lever, are dis­ap­point­ing. There are a few au­di­ble squeaks and rat­tles which is un­ac­cept­able with just 16,440km on the odo. The re­verse park­ing cam­era is not very use­ful in the dark as the out­put is too grainy.

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