Wondering what is the drive range of Tata Nexon EV? What is its charging time, top features, specs, exterior & interior details and more? Read this Tata Nexon Electric review to know them all!
The Nexon electric SUV from the automotive giant Tata Motors is fast capturing the attention of the car buyers in the country. And the same is witnessed in its constantly increasing sales graph. Launched in January 2020, the company sold 1000 units by August and attained the 2000 sales mark in the coming three months time.
With its relatively long-distance range, fabulous styling inside and outside, smooth drivability and performance, of late it has been able to break a quandary associated with the electric vehicles in India. The Tata Nexon EV is offered in three trims namely XM, XZ and XZ Plus with all getting automatic transmission as standard. Besides one-time-purchase, the Nexon EV is also available on attractive monthly subscription plans.
So let’s dive into some of the important details and know what makes the Nexon the go-to car for consumers looking for an alternate fuel car.
The Nexon EV SUV range is priced in the bracket of Rs 13.99 – 16.25 lakh. The base XM trim is tagged at Rs 13.99 lakh, while the XZ (mid-trim) and XZ Plus (top-end trim) are labeled at Rs 15.25 lakh and 16.25 lakh respectively. All prices are of ex-showroom, New Delhi.
|Variants||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Nexon EV XM||Rs 13.99 lakh|
|Nexon EV XZ||Rs 15.25 lakh|
|Nexon EV XZ Plus||Rs 16.25 lakh|
In case, you don’t want to opt for purchasing and still want to experience the Tata Nexon EV, there is a subscription model available. This one-of-the-kind program offers a subscription for 12 months, 24 months or 36 months. After choosing your desired subscription tenure you can pay a flat monthly fee. The subscription starts with as low as Rs 29,500 per month if one chooses the 36 months subscription. Moreover, in case you want to opt-out of the subscription you can provide a one month’s notice to the company.
|Subscription Period||Cost Per Month||One Time Refundable Security||Down Payment Amount|
|12 Months||Rs 34,500||Rs 50,000||Rs 0|
|24 Months||Rs 31,600||Rs 50,000||Rs 0|
|36 Months||Rs 29,500||Rs 50,000||Rs 0|
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Range, Specs & Performance
The Nexon EV is powered by a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery developed by the Ziptron, the in-house EV powertrain expertise for fast charging and better connectivity from Tata Motors. The electric motor gives out a maximum power of 129PS and peak torque of 245Nm. Offered in two drive modes i.e. Drive and Sport, the magnet synchronous motor is coupled to a smooth and hassle-free automatic transmission. The Nexon EV can do a 100kmph from standstill in just 9.9 seconds. The battery can be charged from 10%-90% in 8.5 hours from a regular 15A socket, while with fast charging a 0%-80% charge can be achieved in mere 60 minutes. As certified by the ARAI, a fully charged Nexon EV battery can go up to a distance of 312 kilometres.
|Tata Nexon EV Performance & Charging|
|Max Power & Torque||129PS & 245Nm|
|DC Fast Charger||80% in 60 minutes|
|Home Charger||8 hrs|
Exterior & Dimension
The best part with the looks of the Nexon EV is that it’s based on the latest regular Nexon, which is essentially the upgraded avatar of the firstly launched Nexon. As a result, the contemporary Evoque-like emergence of the Nexon EV never makes you feel like it’s an electric SUV until the EV badge or the green number plate is sighted. The fantastic front is occupied by the swanky new projector headlamps with LED DRLs and fresh-new arrow grille. Moreover, the visually appealing front bumper features very detailed fog lamp cluster. The side profile gets interesting dynamism with flowing lines and the contrast roof adds to the glamour, while the dual-tone ORVM integrated blinkers and muscular looking 16-inch alloy wheels appear balanced. At the back, the tail-lamps have revised LED elements with Union-jack inspirations, rugged bumper with subtle styling tweaks.
|Tata Nexon EV Dimension|
Interior & Features
Despite being an under 4-metre SUV, the space offered inside is capacious enough to seat 5 adults along with their luggage. The seats get a light colour theme and plush leatherette treatment on the seats, while the overall fit and finish levels are up to the mark. The black dashboard and blue highlights inside enhance the cabin experience. Just like the original Nexon, the EV version shares very little change when it comes to comfort and convenience aspects. Features such as auto AC, rear AC vents, push-button start and 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system continue to be a part of the EV Nexon too.
Some additional highlights include a powered sunroof, auto headlamps, auto wipers, white leatherette upholstery and others. Sporty flat-bottom steering and instrument cluster are borrowed from Tata Altroz and the vital elements like range, charge, etc. are provided through the 7-inch screen. And above all to stay connected there is ZConnect (e-sim based connectivity) app, which gets 35 features for remote commands. The app allows you to examine car health, manage the door lock, AC control, track and immobilize your Nexon remotely.
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Tata Nexon safety has been a benchmark for other segment rivals to follow. And things go unchanged in its electric SUV version too. The safety gear list consists of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-hold, hill-descent assist, cornering fog lamps, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX, rear camera and more.
The Tata Nexon EV mileage is of 312 km per charge under standard conditions as tested by the ARAI. However, in the real-world, a possible range of 200-250 km with a full charge battery is easily achievable under Indian road conditions.
Currently, the electrified Nexon SUV takes on the likes of Hyundai Kona Electric, MG ZS EV and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 EV. However, Kona (Rs 23-24 lakh) and ZS (Rs 20-24 lakh) are priced quite higher than the Nexon EV, making it a rival free SUV in its price range of Rs 13-16 lakh.
Driving the Nexon EV truly feels that electric vehicles have transformed to a massive extent. The car offers silent and smooth to drive, features handsome styling, and comfy cabin loaded with extensive equipment anyone would desire. The aspects specific to the e-SUV that Nexon cover is the healthful safety package, long battery pack warranty and others. The car feels no less than petrol/diesel competitor thanks to the different driving modes (Drive and Sport) and fuss-free electric motor. Although frequent long highway travels may not be possible with it, however with excellent 200-250 km real-world range it manages to be an ideal family-friendly vehicle with loads of practicality for daily use.