12 September, 2018
Tata Motors, along with its distributor, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd today launched the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) version of its LEVEL NEX SUV, Nexon at the NADA Auto Show. The vehicle was jointly unveiled by Mr. Yuvraj Khatiwada – Finance Minister of Nepal and Mr. Shambhu Prasad Dahal – President, NADA Automobiles Association of Nepal.
Launched at an introductory price of Rs. 46,75,000 for the petrol variant (1.2L turbocharged Revotron) and Rs. 47,95,000 for the diesel variant (1.5L turbocharged Revotorq), Tata NEXON AMT is one of the most competitively priced Compact SUVs in its segment. The vehicle is available for sale, in 19 authorized sales outlets across Nepal.
According to Mr. Sujan Roy – Head – International Business, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors – “Our focus is to introduce products and services that not only enhance the brand, but simultaneously align well with the rising aspirations of customer segments. AMT as a transmission is ideally suited for traffic conditions, reducing the stress of driving at an affordable price, without compromising on fuel efficiency. In a constant endeavour to fill in white spaces, we are extremely happy to introduce the all-new Nexon AMT into the Nepal market. With the introduction of this LEVEL NEX product, we aim to tap a larger market and increase our market share in not only the Compact SUV segment but also the AMT segment.“
Speaking at the unveiling, Mr. Rajan Babu Shrestha, CEO, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Nexon has been a very well accepted product in the Nepal market. With the introduction of this brand, we successfully expanded our business beyond hatchbacks and sedans. Taking this association a step ahead, we are excited to launch the Nexon AMT today. With the capability to enhance driving pleasure with class leading features, we are confident that the Nexon AMT will definitely be a desired product in Nepal.”
Sporting the all-new Etna Orange color, the Tata NEXON AMT comes with best-in-class ground clearance of 209 mm. Extensively loaded with features, the car is equipped with an intelligent transmission controller, which includes features such as anti-stall, kick-down and fast-off; helping optimize the automatic gearshifts to provide best power output during overtaking maneuvers or quick acceleration requirements. This combined with 110PS power output from turbocharged motors results in an enthralling and sporty drive experience like no other.
In addition to providing a clutch-free drive experience, the car comes with features like Smart Hill Assist and Crawl function, making the car high on convenience. While the Smart Hill Assist prevents the NEXON from rolling-back on uphill drives during bumper-to-bumper traffic, the Crawl function comes into play during slow moving traffic by helping the car move ahead without pressing the accelerator. Further adding to the convenience is the wearable PEPS Key, which will allow customers to wear their car key smartly as a wristband and enjoy hassle-free access and ignition of the NEXON.
Keeping safety as its core, this vehicle provides standard safety features like dual frontal airbags and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution in all wheels, to ensure peace of mind while enjoying a spirited drive. The spacious cabin along with a 350L boot space and rear 60:40 seat split to store extra luggage, makes it a complete package for long distance trips.
Additionally, the Tata NEXON AMT is not only pegged at drive convenience, but also comes with class-leading infotainment system. It comes with a 6.5″ floating dash-top touchscreen infotainment with next-gen smartphone connectivity and an exclusively tuned 8-speaker system from Harman-KardonTM, for a surround sound theatre like experience. With next-generation of smartphone connectivity with Android AutoTMto ensure an easy and intuitive vocal interaction with the infotainment for navigation, music, making calls; the system additionally allows reading & replying to text &WhatsAppTMmessages. Add to this, voice alerts for warning functions, video playback and image viewing options, truly define the technologically advanced DNA of the Tata NEXON AMT.
For more details on Tata NEXON AMT, please refer to adjoining annexures or visit www.tatamotors.com.np
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited (BSE: TATAMOTORS), a USD 45 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. Part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 109 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.
Sipradi a major player in AUTOMOTIVE & ALLIED business and is one of the largest and most prestigious brands in Nepal. 34 years down the line, Sipradi has exceeded USD 350 million annual revenue and is growing rapidly in automotive, energy, lubricant, financial services, and equipment businesses. It has 750 employees and 650 support staff working to a common goal – to deliver quality products and services while adding synergy to the growth of overall brand value. Sipradi Trading Private Ltd (STPL) has been the exclusive distributor of Tata Motors Ltd in Nepal since 1982. STPL is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. STPL sells and services the full range of Tata Motors’ commercial and passenger vehicles. The company has the largest sales and service distribution network throughout Nepal. It has 18 sales offices and 24 service centers dedicated to Commercial vehicles manufactured by TATA Motors Ltd., India. It has 19 showrooms and 25 service centers dedicated to Passenger Vehicles manufactured by TATA Motors Ltd., India. It also has more than 300 spare parts outlets across the country. Sipradi is also the distributor of Exide Batteries, Mak Lubricants and Michelin tires.