Nexon EV facelift quiet affordable at 14.74 lakh

Nexon EV facelift launched with a new name, Nexon. ev, and two variants, MR(Medium Range) and LR(Low Range). Maximum range is up to 465 km.

Car manufacturers are focusing on making EVs with the growing demand for EVs. With rising inflation and high fuel costs, many buyers are considering buying an EV as their second or even first car. Many carmakers plan to launch affordable and long-range EVs in the coming years. According to experts, in the coming 5-10 years, no diesel cars will be on offer, and the electrification of vehicles will boom.

Nexon EV facelift

Now, TATA upgrades the Nexon EV with cosmetics and features and mechanical as the range of Nexon.ev increases. Nexon.ev is the new name of Nexon EV facelift. TATA continues with the MR and LR variants. The LR (Long-range) variant has a maximum range of 465 km. The feature-rich Nexon facelift 2023 was also launched recently, but the Nexon EV facelift comes with extra features and a battery!

Nexon EV facelift: Design 

Markedly, the design of Nexon EV facelift, like the ICE Nexon, takes inspiration from the Curvv concept. The design looks very futuristic and compliments its EV DNA. It seems more or less like the Nexon facelift 2023 with few differences. The placement of the TATA logo is below a full-width LED DRL, which also shows the vehicle’s charging status. Moreover, as an EV, the lower bumper is sealed off with metallic plates, but you get a mesh design in the ICE Nexon 2023. Furthermore, TATA claims that the invention is more aerodynamic now than before.

Dimensionally, the Nexon EV facelift is the same, but new 16-inch alloy wheels are the latest addition. Also, on the tailgate, a ‘.ev’ badge with a different colour depicts its EV DNA.

Nexon EV facelift: Interior

Like the exterior, the interior of the Nexon EV facelift is similar to the Nexon facelift 2023 but with an EVish feel. The panels inside are finished in many textures and materials. A carbon fibre-like trim beautifies the interior in some places, while piano black surfaces shine in several areas. Also, the use of soft-touch materials feels very comfortable. 

Nexon EV facelift

The Nexon EV facelift now gets a new 12.3” inch touchscreen. In the top variant, it even gets a new interface. The two-spoke steering wheel illuminates. Physical buttons are almost absent, and all controls operate through the touch panel and two toggle switches. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster also supports navigation display and is fully customizable. 

On the top-spec variant of the Nexon.ev several features are on offer. Some of them are as follows.

  • a wireless charger, 
  • 360-degree camera, 
  •  ventilated front seats,
  •  connected car tech, 
  •  single-pane sunroof, 
  •  JBL-branded sound system, 
  •  air purifier, 
  •  voice commands,
  •  fast charging type-C ports,
  •  OTA updates,
  •  a new Arcade.ev app suite.

‘Nexon’ is a brand in itself that indeed represents safety. Six airbags, ABS and ESC, are standard, though. Moreover, the ICE Nexon has scored a five-star rating in the Global NCAP. It is one of the safest SUVs in the Indian automotive industry. The Nexon EV facelift follows the footsteps of ICE Nexon and thus is also the safest EV in the automotive industry. Here is the list of safety features that make Nexon EV facelift a secure EV. Some other safety features of the Nexon EV facelift are as follows.

  • three-point seat belts for all seats, 
  •  front parking sensors, 
  •  ISOFIX anchors, 
  •  blind view monitor, 
  •  panic brake alert
  •  hill descent and ascent control,
  •  all-wheel disc brakes, 
  •  emergency and breakdown call assist.

Nexon EV facelift: Battery, range and powertrain

The Nexon EV facelift has only two variants – the MR(Medium Range) and the LR(Long Range). The MR gets a 30 kWh battery, while the LR gets a 40.5 kWh battery. However, though the size of the batteries is the same, the range increases now. The MR variant has a range of 325 km, while that of the LR range is 465 km; compared to previous models, the range increases by 12 km in both variants.

Nexon EV facelift

Nexon EV facelift now gets an AC charger as well. Yes, a 7.2kW AC charger is standard in Nexon.ev. You can now top up your car battery in 4.3 hours for the MR and 6 hours for the LR. 

Furthermore, the Nexon EV facelift also gets a V2V (Vehicle to vehicle) and V2L (Vehicle to load) charging facility. To sum up, you can charge electrical appliances and another EV with the Nexon EV facelift. In other words, if your EV is out of battery and you see another Nexon EV facelift, immediately show them the stop signal, and they will help you.

The power and Torque outputs of the Nexon.ev for the MR variant is 129 hp and 215 Nm, respectively. For the LR variant, the figures are 145hp and 215 Nm. The power outputs are still the same as previous models, but the torque is reduced by 30 and 38 Nm for the MR and LR variants, respectively. 

Markedly, TATA claims a 150 km/h top speed of the Nexon EV facelift LR variant and a 0-100 kph sprint of 8.9 seconds.

On the whole TATA offers 3 driving modes for the Nexon.ev – Eco, City and Sport. 

Nexon EV facelift – Variants, price and rivals

TATA will sell the Nexon EV facelift in 3 trims – Creative, Fearless and the top variant, Empowered. A ‘+’ sign denotes an optional package. Each trim has its unique elements, colour options, features and upholstery. Specifically the MR variant is available in all trims, while the LR comes with Fearless and Empowered.

The variant-wise prices of the Nexon EV facelift are below.

Variant Creative FearlessFearlessFearlessEmpowered Empowered
MRRs 14.7 lakhRs 16.19 lakhRs 16.69 lakhRs 17.19 lakhRs 17.84 lakh
LRRs 18.19 lakhRs 18.69 lakhRs 19.19 lakhRs 19.94 lakh

‘+’ sign denotes optional package while S denotes Sunroof.

Nexon EV facelift has only one direct rival, the XUV 400, which costs Rs 15.99 lakh – Rs 19.39 lakh, ex-showroom, India. 

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