The Nexon EV finds itself amidst a busy launch schedule, with the Tata Altroz and Tata's facelifted, BS-VI models.
We're in the first month of 2020 and Tata Motors is already gearing up to go on a new model launching spree. After announcing the launch of the Altroz premium hatchback for 22nd January, the carmaker has now selected 28th January as the launch date for the Nexon EV. The Nexon EV's launch will be succeeded by the commercial debuts of the facelifted and BS-VI versions of the Nexon, Tiago and Tigor as well.
While the Nexon EV's variant details have already been revealed, Tata has now shed some light on the digital ecosystem for its connected car tech - the ZConnect. This system will make its debut on the Nexon EV and like Hyundai's BlueLink & MG's iSmart, the ZConnect will also function via a smartphone app. All this means that the Nexon EV will offer up to 35 connected car features to its customers.
The ZConnect tech will be offered as standard on the Nexon EV. However, don't expect anything radical as the protocol remains identical here. Like the connected car features we've seen before, the ZConnect app also offers the same EV-specific features, such as the driving range indicator and car charging status. Certain features, like the air-conditioning and vehicle locking/unlocking, can be carried out remotely using the app. The connectivity suite also offers features pertaining to location-based services, emergency/SOS response, vehicle diagnostics/immobilisation, vehicle health monitoring & car safety.
The Nexon EV will also mark the debut of Tata's Ziptron EV architecture. It will be driven by a 127bhp 3-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor that draws its power from a liquid-cooled 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery. With 245Nm of torque at its disposal, the Nexon EV can reach the 100km/h mark in 9.9s. It also gets an ARAI-certified driving range of 312km on a single full charge.