Tata Motors, the leading homegrown carmaker, recently launched the Tata Nexon.ev facelift along with its ICE counterpart in the Indian market. The 2023 iteration of the Nexon.ev is available in a total of six variants - Creative+, Fearless, Fearless+, Fearless+ S, Empowered, and Empowered+. Furthermore, it comes in two battery pack configurations, namely, Long Range (LR) and Medium Range (MR). The price range of the all-new electric SUV starts at Rs 14.74 lakh and goes up all the way to Rs 19.94 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. Now, several days after its successful launch, the deliveries of the latest Tata Motors offering have been commenced by the brand across the country. The Nexon.ev, which competes with the MG ZS EV, the Mahindra XUV400, and the Hyundai Kona Electric, intends to win over eco-conscious buyers and strengthen the company's position in India's expanding EV market.
Tata Nexon.ev Facelift: Exterior Styling
Available in seven vibrant colour options, the 2023 Nexon.ev facelift adopts a more contemporary and stylish design approach. It features a sleeker grille, reworked bumpers, connected LED DRLs and tail lights, and a split headlamp configuration. An LED light strip that spans the width of the EV's nose serves as a charging status indication. It also rides on new aerodynamically designed 16-inch alloy wheels. The design alterations made by the firm are largely identical to the previous-generation Nexon, but the automaker has added some unique touches to make the e-SUV stand out.
Tata Nexon.ev Facelift: Interior and Features
Although there are certain model-specific accents, like the lighter White and Grey upholstery on some versions and a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen on top-spec models, the interior has a comparable overall layout to the standard Nexon facelift. The 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster with selectable dial views and embedded maps is also included with the EV. Besides this, ventilated front seats, Alexa and Google voice assistant, wireless phone charging, a 9-speaker JBL sound system with a subwoofer, height adjustment for co-driver’s seat, cruise control, connected car tech with OTA updates, air purifier, and an electric sunroof constitute other feature highlights.
The Nexon.ev has improved its safety suite with several added features like six airbags as standard, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitoring, ISOFIX child seat mounts, automatic headlamps, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control (ESC), as well as front parking sensors.
Tata Nexon.ev Facelift: Battery and Charging Time
Significant modifications to the powertrain are included in the new Tata Nexon EV facelift. The EV claims to offer up to 465-kilometre of range on a single charge thanks to a new Gen 2 motor that is 20 kg lighter than the previous unit. The Long Range variant of the EV produces a maximum torque of 215Nm and a peak power output of 143bhp, while the Medium Range variant delivers 127bhp of maximum power with the same amount of torque. The facelifted model has a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 8.9 seconds. City, Eco, and Sport are the three available driving modes.
The EV is said to have grown more aerodynamic, which has resulted in better performance. The Nexon EV Long Range keeps the same 40.5kWh battery pack as the Nexon EV Max, but the claimed range has increased from 437 to 465-kilometre. The battery and motor of the new Nexon EV are backed by an eight-year or 160,000-kilometer warranty from Tata Motors. Another intriguing aspect of the Nexon EV facelift is the inclusion of V2L and V2V technologies, which enable the vehicle to power electrical appliances and even charge other electric vehicles.