Tata Motors has surreptitiously increased the price of their best-selling EV, the Nexon EV, by ₹25000. The Nexon EV is arguably the most popular EV in India. The reason for its popularity is due to the overall package the electric SUV offers at a reasonable price. The Tata Nexon EV comes in three different trims, namely- XM, XZ+, and XZ+ Lux. Buyers also have the option to choose the dark edition variant.
Tata Nexon EV Long Range Variant: What to expect
The year 2022 is bringing some much-desired upgrades for the Nexon EV. The biggest change can be seen in the battery of the car. The 2022 model will get a 40kWh battery as compared to the 30.2kWh pack seen in the previous generation model. The official range of the old Nexon EV was said to be 300Km, but the real-world range is close to 200Km. While this range is good for intracity commutes, it is not sufficient for longer inter-city or inter-state travel. With the inclusion of this larger battery pack, the car will offer a range of 400Km.
While the real-world range will be lesser than the certified figure, it might range from anywhere between 300Km to 320Km. Such a range offers more convenience to the drivers and also makes longer travel possible. There will be some new features as well. The 2022 Nexon EV will get selectable regenerative modes. With this, the driver can choose the intensity of regenerative braking that can help improve range from the battery pack. The new car will also get Electronic Stability Program or ESP.
Apart from that we also see some cosmetic changes like the new alloy wheels. In addition to all of this, the bigger battery pack is also heavier and increases the weight of the car by over 100Kg. The new battery pack will be offered as a long-range variant for the Nexon EV and the smaller 30.2kWh battery will make up the standard model. This will give the buyers a choice to either opt for the expensive model or the cheaper standard model.
This upgrade will equip the Nexon to go head-to-head against the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV, as both these cars offer a certified range close to 400Km. As of now, there are no official statements regarding the cost of the 2022 Tata Nexon EV. But the new battery and the added features will take the cost up by 2-3 Lakhs raising the overall cost to ₹16L to ₹19L.