Tata Motors is working to enhance its Nexon line in the nation. On September 14, the manufacturer will launch the eagerly anticipated Nexon and its electric variant in a new avatar. The petrol-powered Nexon will receive a significant design update that includes renewed alloy wheels, a full-width LED taillight, and split headlamps. The interior of the vehicle will also have a new two-spoke steering wheel, an enormous 10.25-inch touchscreen, touch-based HVAC controls, thinner AC vents, and an updated dashboard. Currently, there is no clear information available regarding the design of the electric Nexon, but industry reports claim that it will look exactly like its gasoline-powered counterpart, with the exception of its electric motor. Let's take a look at the features and specs that the models will likely offer to potential customers.
Tata Nexon, Nexon EV: Mechanical Details
The 1.2-litre turbo-petrol mill and 1.5-liter diesel motor will likely remain as the available engine choices for the Nexon. A new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed AMT will be offered for the petrol variants. However, only the 6-speed transmission will be available for the diesel versions. Powertrain details regarding the Nexon EV have not yet been released. In the upcoming weeks, further information about the electric version of the model is anticipated to come.
Tata Nexon, Nexon EV: Expected Prices
The newly updated Nexon facelift and Nexon EV are expected to cost more than their previous versions due to various improvements. The Nexon facelift will face competition from other popular vehicles such as the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and others. Meanwhile, the Nexon EV will continue to compete with the Mahindra XUV400 and other similar models.
Is Tata Punch EV on the cards for India too?
There is no official confirmation, but the recent sighting of the Punch EV has sparked speculations that the carmaker will probably launch the model by the year's end. According to spy photos, the electric Punch seems to largely mimic the petrol-based model in terms of design except for a few EV-specific details. This upcoming electric vehicle will be built on the ALFA platform and is expected to use Tata's Ziptron powertrain, which features a liquid-cooled battery and a permanent magnet synchronous motor that powers the front wheels. The estimated driving range of the vehicle is between 300 and 350 kilometres.