The country’s best selling EV, the Tata Nexon EV receives minor updates just like the IC engine counterpart and the Altroz. Few physical controls on the Nexon EV have been removed, which is now accessible through the touchscreen infotainment system. The EV also gets the new 5-spoke alloys which are used in the standard Nexon.
What’s new on the Tata Nexon EV?
The major change is the removal of the 6 buttons and two knobs below the AC vent. The functions of the 6 buttons were home, favourites, previous, next, smartphone and back function. The rotating knobs helped to control the volume and tune the radio. The company has now replaced the space with ‘Nexon’ spelt out in chrome and the controls have been integrated into the infotainment system.
The other update on the Nexon EV is a new set of alloy wheels. It is the same size 215/60 R16 but now it features a dual-tone, five-spoke design. There are no other changes in the exterior, it has the same three dual-tone colour options with blue accents and EV badging. The front grille is blanked-out instead of a honeycomb one on the standard Nexon.
Features on the Nexon includes a rain-sensing wiper, auto headlights, auto AC with rear AC vents, connected car tech, includes 2 driving modes: Sport and Drive, front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS with EBD. Comes with a 30.2kWh battery pack and an electric motor that produces 129bhp and 245 Nm of torque. The claimed range on one full charge is 312km.
The Tata Nexon EV has been the best selling passenger electric vehicle in the country and has been very popular with buyers. The Compact SUV EV starts from Rs. 13.99 lakh and goes up to Rs. 16.56 lakh ex-showroom. It goes against the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona which are starts from Rs. 20.99 lakh and Rs. 23.7 lakh ex-showroom respectively. The Nexon clearly seems to have a price advantage in the market, but when the Mahindra eXUV300 is launched the competition could be tight.
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