After a lot of speculations, Tata Motors has rolled out the long-range version of the country’s highest-selling and most popular electric vehicle, the Nexon EV. Christened the Tata Nexon EV Max, the ‘Max’ suffix suggests that it is a long-range version of the electric compact SUV. The new Nexon EV Max will continue to be sold alongside the regular versions of the Nexon EV already available, though with a higher starting price of Rs 17.74 lakh.
2022 Tata Nexon EV Max – Prices and Variants
The new Tata Nexon EV has been launched in two variants – XZ+ and XZ+ Lux, both of which are available with two charger options – 3.3 kWh and 7.2 kWh. With the 3.3 kWh charger, the prices of XZ+ and XZ+ Lux variants of the Nexon EV Max are Rs 17.74 lakh and Rs 18.24 lakh respectively.
With the more powerful 7.2 kWh charger, the prices for XZ+ and XZ+ Lux variants are Rs 18.74 lakh and Rs 19.24 lakh respectively (all prices ex-showroom, India).
2022 Tata Nexon EV Max – Design and Features
When it comes to looks, the Tata Nexon EV Max continues to have the same design as the regular Nexon for both exterior and interior. Based on the regular version of the Nexon, the Nexon EV Max gets blue accents in and out, which indicates that it is a fully-electric vehicle. On the interior, the dual-tone interior theme gets a new beige finish, along with the black available already on the existing regular model.
The cabin of the Nexon EV Max gets several new features, which are unavailable in the regular Nexon EV. The list of these additional features includes an electronic parking brake, illuminated gear knob with parking mode, ventilated front seats, air purifier, smartwatch integration and cruise control. The safety features package also sees two new additions in the form of an electronic stability program and hill hold assist.
2022 Tata Nexon EV Max – Powertrain
Compared to the 30.2 kWh battery pack in the regular variants of the Nexon EV, the new Nexon EV Max gets a bigger 40.5 kWh battery pack. With this bigger battery, the Nexon EV Max now claims a maximum driving range of 437 km (ARAI-claimed), which is significantly more than the 312 km claimed range of the regular Nexon EV. It is expected that the new Nexon EV Max will provide a range of at least 300-325 km in real running conditions.
The new Tata Nexon EV Max also gets a more powerful 143 bhp electric motor, compared to the 129 bhp electric motor of the regular variants of the Nexon EV. This electric motor produces 250 Nm of torque and is driven by the same single-speed transmission as the other regular variants of the Nexon EV.
Talking about the two charger options on offer, while the 3.3 kWh charger takes 15-16 hours for a full charge, the 7.2 kWh charger takes 5-6 hours for the same. In addition to this, the new 40.5 kWh battery pack can be charged from 0-80 per cent with a 50 kWh fast charger in 56 minutes. Tata Motors is offering a warranty period of 8 years or 160,000 km (whichever is earlier) for both battery and motor.
2022 Tata Nexon EV Max – Competition
The nearest competitor to the Tata Nexon EV is the MG ZS EV, which is an electric SUV from one segment above but is priced around Rs 2.75 lakh more than the Tata Nexon EV Max. Priced at Rs 21.99 lakh, the MG ZS EV is bigger than the Nexon EV Max in dimensions and gets a bigger 50.3 kWh battery and a more powerful 176 bhp electric motor.