Tata Xenon
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Tata Motors is reportedly working on a facelifted avatar of its life style pick-up, the Xenon, which is said expected to enter the market in this festive season. The vehicle was introduced in the domestic market in 2009 and has been undergoing continuous changes over the years.

The company will now give a nip and tuck to the Xenon, reports Zigwheels. The engine is also expected to get a re-tuning that will pump up power from the current 138bhp. The Xenon is powered by a 2.2-litre Dicor diesel unit that develops 320Nm of torque mated to five-speed manual transmission.

On the design front, the pick-up is expected to get a reworked front, with new grille and bumpers. The rear lamps, and rear bumper will be redesigned while the vehicle will also sport a new wheel design. The face-lifted version is also expected to get seats upholstered in leather, GPS navigation and Bluetooth compatibility, electric windows, power steering with tilt-adjustable steering, and an audio system with an MP3 player. On the safety front, it will feature ABS and dual front airbags.

Pick-ups are not a popular vehicle segment in India, but it is growing steadily with new launches being done by companies. Isuzu Motors India had launched the D-Max V-Cross at Rs. 12.49 lakh in May. The Mahindra Scorpio Getaway facelift was also recently spied in Pune. The launch of the Scorpio Getaway facelift is expected in this festive season as well.