The Nexon EV has been one of the most popular electric vehicles in India, helping Tata Motors dominate the market for electric passenger vehicles (76 per cent in Q1 FY24 as per VAHAN registration). The homegrown carmaker launched the much-awaited 2023 Nexon.ev facelift in India last week. The electric model's pricing ranges from Rs 14.74 lakh to Rs 19.94 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It's important to keep in mind that these are introductory prices and will be applicable for a limited period. Owing to the great demand and its popularity among Indian buyers, the model currently commands a waiting period of up to eight weeks in India. This Tata Nexon waiting period is applicable to reservations made in the city of Mumbai and may change based on the dealership, variant opted for, colour, battery pack, and several other aspects.
Tata Nexon.ev: Variants and Design
The updated Nexon.ev is offered in two battery pack configurations, Medium Range and Long Range, and is broadly available in six variants: Creative+, Fearless, Fearless+, Fearless+ S, Empowered, and Empowered+, across seven exterior colours. Tata's Curvv concept served as inspiration for the sleek and modern look of the 2023 Nexon.ev facelift. The new models of the Nexon and Nexon.ev differ slightly from the prior models, which were identical. The range of the electric vehicle (EV) has increased thanks to improved aerodynamics.
In contrast to the petrol-powered model's blacked-out grille, the electrified Nexon's grille has a single-tone body colour. An LED light strip that spans the width of the EV's nose serves as a charging status indication. The new sequential LED DRL headlight design and new alloy wheels give the car a sportier look.
Tata Nexon.ev: Interior Features
The 2023 version of the Tata Nexon.ev has a multitextured, luxurious interior that is laid out similarly to the new petrol-driven Nexon. A standard gear selector has been used in place of the gear selector dial. A 12.3-inch touchscreen with a redesigned user interface is available on the EV. With the ability for a multi-dial view, the new 10.25-inch HD instrument cluster can beam maps. A 360-degree camera, wireless charger, air purifier, type-C ports, ventilated front seats, a sunroof, a JBL audio system, and voice controls are further amenities. Three drive modes—Eco, City, and Sport—are available, and the paddle shifters may adjust the four levels of brake regeneration.
Tata Nexon.ev: Battery, Range, and Charging Time
There are two Nexon.ev variants on offer: MR and LR. The LR receives a larger 40.5kWh battery whereas the MR receives a smaller 30kWh battery. The range has increased despite the fact that battery sizes have stayed the same. The MR and LR both have ranges of 325-kilometre and 465-kilometre, respectively, according to the ARAI, which is an increase of 12-kilometre from previous figures. The batteries in both models can now be fully charged from 10 to 100 per cent in 4.3 hours for the MR and 6 hours for the LR using a regular 7.2kW AC charger. You can now charge other electrical devices or even another EV with the Nexon.ev thanks to its V2V (vehicle to vehicle) and V2L (vehicle to load) charging capabilities.
The MR version produces 127bhp and 215Nm of torque, while the LR generates 143bhp and 215Nm. It's interesting to note that while power outputs have not changed, torque has decreased on the MR variant by 30Nm and on the LR variant by 38Nm. For the LR variant, the automaker claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 150km/h.