Tata Motors has recently unveiled the facelifted version of the Nexon in India. The updated model boasts a refreshed design both inside and out, as well as enhanced technology and new transmission options. Despite the changes, the Nexon continues to compete with popular sub-4m SUVs in India such as the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Mahindra XUV300.
In terms of dimensions, all the vehicles in this comparison have the same length. However, the Mahindra XUV300 is the widest and has the longest wheelbase at 2600 mm. The XUV300 falls short in terms of boot space, but the Maruti Suzuki Brezza stands as the tallest SUV. The Kia Sonet offers the largest boot space, 10 litres more than the new Nexon. The Nexon leads in ground clearance with 208 mm.
When it comes to features, all five SUVs are well-equipped with connected technology, electric sunroofs, LED lighting, and keyless entry. However, the facelifted Tata Nexon takes the lead with its class-leading fully-digital instrument cluster with navigation support, first-of-its-kind illuminated logo on the steering wheel, and a blind-view monitor. The Nexon also offers a best-in-class 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the same size as the Sonet. The Hyundai Venue recently received an update and now offers ADAS Level 1 tech, making it the only sub-4m SUV in India to offer autonomous safety features.
In terms of engine specs, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza stands out as the only SUV without a diesel engine or turbo petrol motor. However, it does offer a CNG option. The Mahindra XUV300 boasts the most powerful engine in this comparison, with its 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine producing 128 hp. The Mahindra SUV also has the highest torque output at 300 Nm.
Finally, the Hyundai Venue has the lowest starting price at Rs 7.77 lakh, followed closely by the Kia Sonet at Rs 7.79 lakh. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza has the highest entry price at Rs 8.29 lakh.
Overall, each sub-4m SUV in this comparison has its strengths and unique offerings. The decision ultimately depends on individual preferences and requirements.
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