Tata Nexon EV Launch: The electric version of one of the most successful SUVs, Tata Nexon, now called the Nexon.ev has been launched at 14.74 lakh.
Tata Motors recently launched the Nexon.ev in India and this is not your ordinary facelift with just cosmetic and feature upgrades. The EV also gets mechanical upgrades now, therefore getting more driving range.
Tata Nexon EV facelift: Exterior
Just like its ICE sibling, the Nexon.ev gets updates that are inspired by the Curvv concept, which is, as per Tata, more aerodynamic. The EV still closely resembles the ICE Nexon with few differences. There’s a full-width daytime running LED lamp that also shows the charging status. The upper portion gets a single-tone color finish, while the lower portion of the bumper gets sealed off metallic strakes. The LED lighting elements have been made more energy efficient now, which results in improved range.
There aren’t any major changes over the pre-facelift model, but it does get new 16-inch alloy wheels, similar to the ICE variant.
Tata Nexon EV facelift: Interior and features
The dashboard of Nexon.ev gets an all-new layered design with multiple textures and materials finish. There is a carbon-fiber-like finish, soft-touch materials, and several piano black surfaces. The EV is also now equipped with a class-leading 12.3-inch touchscreen with a new UI, a two-spoke illuminated steering wheel, a 10.25-inch customizable digital instrument cluster, and HAVC controls with toggle switches.
The Nexon.ev facelift also includes some additional features like connected car tech, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, air purifier, JBL sound systems, voice commands, a 360-degree camera, and more.
In terms of safety also, the Nexon.ev gets 6 airbags, ABS and ESC as standard, and front parking sensors, blind view mirror, ISOFIX anchors, hill descent and ascent control, all-wheel disk brakes, brake alert, 3-point seatbelts, and more in selected variants.
Tata Nexon EV facelift: Battery and Performance
The Nexon.ev has two variants – MR and LR. The MR gets a 30kWh battery, while the LR gets a bigger 40.5kWh battery. As per ARAI, the MR gets a driving range of 325km while the LR has a range of 465km, both of which are 12km more than before. The EV also has a regenerative braking, through which you can increase your range.
The EV even gets V2V and V2L charging capabilities, meaning you can charge other electrical items or even another EV with the Nexon.ev. Both versions of the car also get a 7.2kW AC charger as standard that can charge up the batteries up from 0-100 in 4.3hrs in MR and 6hrs in LR.
Performance-wise, the Nexon.ev MR variant produces 129hp and 215Nm of torque, while the LR produces 145hp and 215Nm. Tata claims a 0-100 sprint in 8.9 seconds for the LR and a top speed of 150kph.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift Price
The MR and LR are split into three core trims – creative, fearless, and Empowered, all with their unique elements like body colors and interiors.
The Nexon.ev facelift will go head-on with the Mahindra XUV400 EV and the is priced between Rs 15.99 lakh – Rs 19.39 lakh.