With the launch of the Tata Nexon, Tata Motors has now finally entered sub-4 metre SUVs space. However, the subcompact SUV segment gets some highly established offerings like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Mahindra TUV300. Both models are doing good numbers and are quite well priced as well. We haven't added the equally popular Ford EcoSport to this comparison since the model is slated for a comprehensive facelift soon. That said, how does the new Tata Nexon compete against its primary rivals in the segment? We do a quick price comparison to find out.
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The new Tata Nexon is available in four variants across two engine options. However, its competitors do not get a petrol powertrain and hence it makes sense to compare only the diesel versions. The Vitara Brezza gets the smallest 1.3-llitre oil burner, while the TUV and Nexon use a 1.5-litre engines.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra TUV300 Price Comparison (ex-Delhi):
|Diesel||Trims||Tata Nexon||Trims||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Trims||Mahindra TUV300|
|Base||XE||₹ 6,85,000||LDi||₹ 7,23,962||T4||₹ 7,67,786|
|LDi (O)||₹ 7,36,869||T4+||₹ 8,03,783|
|Mid||XM||₹ 7,33,900||VDi||₹ 7,77,067||T6||₹ 8,34,653|
|XT||₹ 8,14,900||VDi (O)||₹ 7,90,067||T6+||₹ 8,60,352|
|Top||XZ+||₹ 9,29,900||ZDi||₹ 8,70,068||T8||₹ 9,21,547|
|XZ+ Dual-Tone||₹ 9,44,900||ZDi+||₹ 9,69,068||T8 mHawk100||₹ 9,29,546|
|T8 mHawk100 Dual-Tone||₹ 9,44,543|
Tata Motors has been extremely aggressive on the Nexon's pricing. The base XE diesel costs ₹ 6.85 lakh, which is about ₹ 39,000 cheaper than the base Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza LDi, and around ₹ 52,000 more affordable over the LDi (O) that gets ABS and airbags as standard. It is to be noted that the Nexon comes with the safety features as standard on all variants. The Nexon also gets a price advantage over the Mahindra TUV300 that starts at ₹ 7.68 lakh (all-prices, ex-showroom Delhi) for the base T4 trim, which is a good ₹ 83,000 more expensive than the Nexon.
The Nexon continues to remain aggressive in its pricing in the mid variants as well with the XM trim priced at ₹ 7.34 lakh, which is about ₹ 43,000 cheaper than the Brezza VDi. The Nexon XM is also cheaper by ₹ 1 lakh over the Mahindra TUV T6 trim. However, the more expensive Nexon XT trim packs in more features on Tata's subcompact SUV, whilst reducing the price difference. The XT is priced at ₹ 8.15 lakh, which is more expensive than the VDi and VDi (O), but is still cheaper than the ₹ 8.60 lakh sticker price on the TUV300 T6+.
All three manufacturers offer two top variants with a slight difference in terms of features. The Tata Nexon loses its price advantage here and turns out to be on-par and at times more expensive than its rivals. The Nexon XZ+ is priced at ₹ 9.30 lakh, which is ₹ 60,000 cheaper than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi. Meanwhile, the Nexon XZ+ dual-tone is around ₹ 24,000 over the ZDi+. Comparing it with the TUV, the T8 mHawk80 is ₹ 8000 cheaper than the Nexon XZ, while the T8 mHawk100 is offered at the same price as the XZ trim. Same is the case with the XZ+ dual-tone and T8 mHawk100 dual-tone, with both models priced at ₹ 9.44 lakh.