Along with its ICE counterpart, India’s best selling electric car, the Tata Nexon.ev received a facelift too, with the prices ranging from 14.74 lakh to 19.94 lakh, ex-showroom (introductory).
Just like the Nexon ICE, the EV counterpart gets a split headlamp setup, a fresh set of alloy wheels and the rear gets sleek connected LED tail lamps. But in the Nexon EV, the DRL strip runs across the width of the front end and there is also a closed off front panel. Inside the dashboard layout is similar to its ICE version but the EV gets a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as opposed to the 10.25-inch unit on the ICE variant. There are also more upholstery options as well as the Arcade.ev user interface that allows downloads of OTT apps as well as watch videos while the electric SUV is on charge.
Thanks to the Gen2 motors, the Nexon.ev produces more power, 129PS in the 30kWh battery variant and 144PS in the larger 40.5kWh variant. The range has gone up to as the now stands at 325km and 465km on a single charge respectively. That’s not all there is to the electric SUV as it is capable of V2L and V2V charging for the long range variants. Also, there are paddle shifters for regen control with Tata claiming regen levels have been tweaked by 10-15 percent.
The primary competitor to the Nexon.ev is the Mahindra XUV400. Check out our first drive review here.