Facelifted Tata Nexon EV breaks cover

Gaurav Davare
Like its ICE-counterpart, there’s plenty of changes in store as well as some EV-specific bits

It was only six days ago when Tata Motors unleashed the facelifted version of the Nexon sub-four metre SUV and now they’ve also given its all-electric counterpart a midlife refresh. Like the ICE version, this Nexon there are changes aplenty and also some special differentiators to give it its EV identity.

The familiar changes are of course the new face that features 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. 

Head inside, and the new dashboard layout which includes a  new two-spoke steering wheel and a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display remain the same as the 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. Other new additions like the ICE model include a 360-degree camera, height adjustable driver and co-passenger seats,  nine-speaker JBL sound system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as touch-sensitive HVAC controls.

The changes also extend to under the hood as there is a new Gen2 electric motor. The 2023 Nexon EV can be specced in 30kWh or 40.5kWh battery pack options with the electric motor making 129PS (30.2kWh) and 144PS (40.5kWh) respectively. This is enough for an ARAI-claimed 325km and 465km of range respectively, which is an improvement from before.

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 sub-four metre SUV will be on offer in three personas: Empowered, Creative and Fearless with a slew of colour options on offer depending on the persona- Intensi Teal, Daytona Grey, Flame Red, Pristine White, Empowered Oxide, Fearless Purple and Creative Ocean

Bookings will open on September 09 with prices coming out on September 14. Expect a price premium over the outgoing model that retails from Rs 15 lakh ex-showroom onwards. It will rekindle its rivalry against the Mahindra XUV400.

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