The Tata Nexon EV facelift, which comes with significant upgrades to both its exterior and interior design, was recently unveiled by Tata Motors. The updated electric vehicle now has an increased driving range, making it an ideal option for environment-conscious Indian buyers. On September 14, 2023, Tata is set to announce the pricing details for the 2023 Nexon EV, along with the launch of the new Nexon (ICE version) in the Indian market. However, bookings for the new electrified Nexon are now underway in the country for a token amount of Rs 21,000 both on the company's official website and at authorised dealerships.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Variants and Design
The 2023 iteration of the EV will be available in three trim levels – Creative, Fearless, and Empowered. Additionally, it will be available in both Long Range and Medium Range variants. The Curvv concept served as the primary design inspiration for the all-new Nexon EV's exterior styling. Compared to its internal combustion engine sibling, it has a more contemporary and sophisticated appearance. The EV comes with new alloy wheels, a unique shut-off front grille, wide LED Daytime Running Lights, new front and rear bumpers, a split cluster design, and connected LED tail lamps.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Interior Features
The dashboard and centre console of the Nexon EV facelift have undergone improvements. In contrast to the 10.23-inch screen of the ICE Nexon, the EV has a larger 12.3-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system and a new theme for the cabin. This unit has touch controls for climate operations, and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster gives the driver essential information. The two-spoke steering wheel and illuminated logo have also been updated.
The model is also equipped with a host of other equipment, such as an electric sunroof, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, a 9-speaker JBL sound system, six airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, electronic stability control (ESC), a blind-spot monitor, adjustable headrests, an Electronic Parking Brake with auto hold function, ventilated front seats, cruise control, an air purifier, connected car technology, and updated air conditioning vents.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Powertrain and Range
The facelifted model will continue to be available with two battery options – a 30.2kWh battery for the Nexon.ev MR (Medium Range) and a 40.5kWh battery for the Nexon.ev LR (Long Range). While both MR and LR variants offer the same amount of torque, i.e. 215Nm, their maximum power output differs – 127bhp for MR and 141bhp for LR.
The car is equipped with a new Gen2 permanent magnet synchronous motor, which is lighter, cleaner, and more efficient.
On a single charge, the MR and the LR will have a driving range of 325km (MIDC) and 465km (MIDC), respectively. Both versions of the new Nexon.ev will include 7.2kWh fast charging and will have, for the first time, vehicle-to-vehicle charging capabilities. The updated EV can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 150km/h, thanks to its improved aerodynamics.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift: Market Rivals
Owing to a number of enhancements, the new Nexon.ev facelift is expected to cost more than the previous model. It will continue to rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV400 and MG ZS EV in the market.