The Tata Nexon EV in India was introduced by Tata Motors, with beginning costs for the base MR variant starting at Rs 14.74 lakh and rising to Rs 19.94 lakh for the highest-specified LR variant (ex-showroom, India).
Tata Motors has given the Nexon EV mechanical changes as well, giving it more range than a standard facelift with visual and feature enhancements. The Nexon EV has also been renamed Nexon ev as part of this upgrade in accordance with the business’s new EV nomenclature.
Starting at Rs 25,000 more than the previous model, it is only Rs 40,000 more expensive at the upper end.
Nexon EV exterior design after facelift
The Curvv design was used as inspiration for updates to the Nexon ev, which Tata Motors believes is more aerodynamic than the original Nexon ev. Even the new LED lighting components have been modified to be more energy-efficient, increasing their range.
The EV and ICE Nexon are similar, as before, although there are a few significant variances. The lower section of the bumper receives sealed-off metallic strakes, as opposed to the mesh-like design on the ICE Nexon. A single-tone, body-colored finish, a full-width LED Daytime Running Lamp signature that also shows the charging status and a full-width LED signature are all present on the upper portion of the nose.
The EV maintains its split headlamp design with trapezoidal housings for the main cluster, full-width linked LED taillamps that separate into a Y shape, and a noticeable roof-mounted spoiler. The 16-inch alloy wheels are new and the same on both the ICE and EV variants, but there aren’t any significant profile changes from the pre-facelift model. Last but not least, the tailgate sports a “.ev” badge.
Tata Nexon EV features and interior facelift
The Nexon ev and the ICE Nexon have similar dashboard designs. It features an entirely new layered design with different textures and materials, including a trim that resembles carbon fiber, soft-touch materials, and several piano black surfaces. In addition to the new two-spoke lighted steering wheel, the top-spec EV now has a class-leading 12.3-inch touchscreen with a whole new user interface, a customizable 10.25-inch digital instrument, and cluster with navigation, as well as touch-based HVAC controls with toggle switches.
A 360-degree camera, linked car technology, a wireless charger, ventilated front seats, an air purifier, fast charging type-C ports, a single-pane sunroof, a JBL-branded sound system, voice controls, OTA updates, and a new Arcade ev app suite is among the additional amenities on the top-spec Nexon ev makeover.
All-wheel disc brakes, six airbags, standard ABS and ESC, front parking sensors, blind view monitor, ISOFIX anchors, hill descent and ascent control, panic brake alert, emergency and breakdown call aid, and hill descent and climb control are among the list of safety features.
Powertrain, range, and battery for the redesigned Tata Nexon EV
There are two Nexon.ev variations: MR and LR. The LR receives a larger 40.5 kWh battery, whereas the MR receives a smaller 30 kWh battery. The range has increased even though battery sizes have stayed the same. According to the ARAI, the MR and LR have ranges of 325 and 465 kilometers (km), an increase of 12 kilometers.
The batteries in both models can now be fully charged from 10 to 100 percent in 4.3 hours for the MR and 6 hours for the LR using a regular 7.2kW AC charger. With the Nexon.EV’s V2V and V2L (vehicle to load) charging capabilities, you can now charge other electrical items or even another EV.
Both the MR and LR have outputs of 129 horsepower and 215 Nm of torque, respectively.
It’s interesting to note that while power outputs have remained constant, torque on the MR variant has decreased by 30 Nm, while it has decreased by 38 Nm on the LR variant. The LR’s 0-100 kph sprint time is 8.9 seconds, according to Tata, and it has a top speed of 150 kph.
The four degrees of brake regeneration can be changed, and there are three drive modes—Eco, City, and Sport—to choose from.
Tata Nexon EV facelift variations and competitors
Three core trims—Creative, Fearless, and the highest-specified Empowered—are available for the MR and LR models. The exterior colors and interior upholstery are two distinctive features that are specific to each trim. Additionally, these trims have optional packages identified by a “+” suffix. The MR variation is offered in all three trim levels, while the LR is only offered in the Fearless and Empowered levels.
The Mahindra XUV400 EV, which sells for between Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 19.39 lakh in India, is the only direct rival to the Nexon ev facelift in this market.