Tata Nexon EV with ‘EV’ suffixed to its name, is Tata’s offering to its family-friendly package claiming zero-emission powertrain. This review will tell you everything that you need to know about the amazing Tata Nexon EV. It comes with all the new styling highlights and features offering a quiet driving experience. But why should you invest in the Nexon EV over the diesel/petrol? What is the minimum range you can expect to get from the EV variant?
The Nexon EV is a complete package that makes sense for buyers interested in Electric versions this time. The company claims that the range of 312km may be hard to reach, but driving with a little patience can give you 200-250km of range when the battery is 100% charged. It is more of an SUV combined with fresh style and performance that always attracts the buyer at the first instance.
Nexon EV is as family-friendly as other petrol/diesel Nexon and presents itself as an all-rounder when it comes to driving it daily.
Exterior of Tata Nexon EV
It is quite interesting to note that how Tata managed to give a completely new look to Nexon in 2020. The company introduced minor changes in the look and presented the new Nexon with pride. This model looks more like an SUV. It would be good enough to say that this is one of the best sub-4-meter SUV today!
Flatter bonnet, sharp styling for the halogen projector headlamps, and other physical changes make it look like a downsized Range Rover Evoque.
Its side profile shows a classic set of 16-inch alloy wheels that look stylish while moving on the road. The read side is more unique, the Spider-Man-eyes-like treatment given to the all-new LED tail lights, make it a must-see EV at night!
Despite all of these changes, the overall size of this car remains unaffected. The ground clearance in this model has a minor drop of 4mm.
Anyone can identify the difference between the Nexon EV and the standard Nexon. Nexon EV comes with fog lamps, a shoulder line, front grilles, and a unique rear side with blue highlights that make the EV catchier. There is a Ziptron badge at the rear to show that this SUV is driven by electric vehicle technology.
Interior of Tata Nexon EV
Tata has introduced minor changes in the Interior design also. It has given an all-new flavor to the cabin. The dashboard’s plastic panel is given a fresh black look. The Black and blue contrast makes the cabin feel more relaxing than ever.
Most of the features of the cabin are still the same like auto AC, push-button start, rear AC vents, and 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Auto headlamps, auto wipers & white leatherette upholstery are the new additions. We forgot to mention, the Nexon EV has a sunroof too. What an exciting SUV it is?
The steering wheel and instrument cluster are shared with the Tata Altroz. The driver has a 7-inch big screen to get the display of electric powertrain-related data including range, energy flow animation, charge, and power flow histogram.
This doesn’t end here. The Nexon EV comes equipped with the latest technology. Use ZConnect app to view car health data, adjust the air conditioner, control the door locks, set up a geofence, or track your Nexon from a remote location.
Sitting inside cabins of the Nexon EV is very comfortable. It can accommodate four adults. Its boot space is 350-litre.
The engine of Tata Nexon EV
Nexon EV powertrain generates a total output of 129 horsepower and 245Nm of maximum torque. The best thing about this SUV is that it remains in the ecozone even at 80-100kmph and make you feel relaxed at 100kmph.
The Nexon EV has everything that you would hope to drive smoothly, silently, and comfortably. What makes this SUV stand out is its usability. The direct relationship between throttle dialed in and speed gained helps riders drive at ease. Managing torque is very easy even for newbies. Single-speed automatic transmission gives you a worry-free driving experience. The dial-type gear selector is similar to the one used to select the drive modes in its petrol or diesel versions.
Driving it in Cruise mode or overtaking in the city or highway is very easy. It is simple to drive in the standard model. Once you select the Sport, it can be a bit tough to handle.
The company claims that it can reach 0-100kmph in 9.9 seconds. To conserve the battery’s life as well as range, it is advised to limit the driving speed to 120kmph.
There are two charging options. You can either charge the battery via DC fast charging station that can charge 0-80% of the battery in 1 hour or you get AC home charging using a 3.3kW charger that can charge 20% to 100% in 8 hours. You can leave your SUV battery on charge overnight.
Safety in Tata Nexon EV
Tons of features keep drivers and passengers safe inside Nexon EV. The standard Nexon Ev comes with Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX. Hill-hold and hill-descent assist systems help you while driving on the hill station. Fog lamps, rear parking sensors, and a rear camera allow you to park your car without any hassle. The standard Nexon received a 5-star rating for safety from Global NCA.
Pricing of Tata Nexon EV
Tata is offering Nexon EV in three variants – XM, XZ+, and XZ+ LUX variants. The expected ex-showroom price of the Nexon EV is ₹13.99 lakh for the entry-level XM version and ₹15.99 lakh for the high-end Nexon EV XZ+ LUX.
The Tata Nexon EV may look expensive as compared to the standard Nexon, but the money that you will save on paying your fuel bills over time will be worth considering. The Tata Nexon EV has the caliber to become your daily driving friend. It comes loaded with all the features and qualities that one would look for in a classy vehicle. It drives smoothly, is powerful enough, and comes with impressive safety features. We must say, the Nexon EV is one of the most promising fully electric vehicles to buy today.