2023 Tata Nexon.ev unveiled

The updated Nexon.ev now comes with a claimed range of 465km
The Tata Nexon.ev gets a full-width LED bar at the front.
The Tata Nexon.ev gets a full-width LED bar at the front.evo India

Days after the launch of the Nexon facelift, Tata Motors unveiled the facelifted all-electric version of it – the Nexon.ev. The Nexon EV is one of the highest-selling EVs in India and it comes with two battery options – 40.5kWh and 30kWh. The facelifted Nexon.ev comes with the same design updates as its ICE sibling.

Tata Nexon.ev exterior

This year’s Nexon.ev also is similar to the ICE Nexon in terms of exterior styling albeit with some minor changes. Tata claims that the new design is more aerodynamic and results in a two per cent increased range. In the front, you get an LED strip just above the Tata logo. Below that sit the headlamps and indicators on either side which are now integrated into the EV-specific bumpers. All indicators on the new Nexon EV support dynamic swipe like on more premium vehicles. This also gets the new 16-inch alloys from the 2023 Nexon and the rear is also similar with a full-width light bar. The boot space is 350 litres. Both the front and rear now get LED signatures with different patterns for lock, unlock, charging and more. You get multiple colour options for the Nexon EV and each of the three trim levels also gets a colour exclusive to them.

Tata Nexon EV interior

The interiors for the new models have been completely redesigned. It features a new dashboard, bigger screens, new vents, new touch buttons and a centre console. Even the gear lever has been redesigned. The steering wheel is also similar to the new Nexon and features a backlit logo. You get a customisable 10.2-inch instrument cluster that can display maps directly from the centre console. The infotainment system is 45 per cent bigger than last time and features a 12.3-inch display. The system also supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and you can give voice commands in six languages with over 200+ native commands. Other interior features are also similar to the new Nexon and you get cruise control, wireless charging, fast-charging USB ports, rear AC vents, a 9-speaker JBL sound system with an external subwoofer, a cooled glovebox and front-ventilated seats.

One standout feature of the new Nexon.ev is bi-directional charging. It makes Nexon.ev capable of charging V2V (vehicle to vehicle) and V2L (vehicle to load). Additionally, the Nexon.ev gets an Arcade.ev feature which lets you download apps on your infotainment system. Apps like Prime Video and YouTube can be downloaded and played while the vehicle is parked. Gaming apps can also be downloaded. You also get ZConnect, which lets you see vehicle info like live location, telematics, and real-time alerts and it will also let you remotely control the lock, AC, lights and horn.

The interiors for the new models have been completely redesigned.
The interiors for the new models have been completely redesigned.evo India

Tata Nexon EV safety features

Tata has focused a lot recently on safety features and this is evident here too. Features include six airbags, ABS, ESP, hill ascent and descent controls, TPMS, panic braking alert on the taillamps, SOS alerts, seat belt reminders and ISOFIX mounts. The car also features a 360-degree camera with four sensors, two in front and two in rear for easier parking. Tata has also added a blind-view monitor. In addition to this, the structure has been strengthened to improve side pole impact protection. 

Tata Nexon EV powertrain

The Nexon EV gets two IP67-rated battery pack options. The long-range option features a 40.5kWh battery rated for 143bhp (which is 2bhp more than the previous top model, Nexon EV Max) and is capable of over 16,000rpm. The claimed range is 465km which is 28km more than the Nexon EV Max. The other option is the medium range which features a 30kWh battery rated for 127bhp and has a claimed range of 325km. Both models produce 215Nm of peak torque. The 0-100kmph time for the long-range model is 8.9 seconds and it has a claimed top speed of 150kmph. The medium-range model has a 0-100kmph time of 9.2 seconds and it gets a claimed 120kmph top speed. 

Both models can be charged with a 7.2kW charger and it takes 4.3 hours to charge the medium range and 6 hours to charge the long-range model from 0 to 100 per cent. With a DC fast charger, both models can be charged in 56 minutes from 0 to 80 per cent.

Additionally, the car gets multiple driving and regen modes which can also be adjusted using the paddle shifters behind the ’wheel. The regen itself has also been improved by 10-15 per cent. Tata Motors claims that the drivetrain uses more efficient components and gets improved cooling. Further, the motors are now more than 20kg lighter and they’ve reduced the dependence on rare earth materials by over 30 per cent.

Tata Nexon.ev launch time and bookings

Tata Motors hasn’t revealed the pricing yet and is due on September 14. Bookings will open on September 9 which is World EV Day and you can book yours for a sum of Rs 21,000.

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