Deliveries of India’s homegrown electric SUV has commenced. Yes, we are talking about the Tata Nexon EV, launched back in January at a price of Rs 13.99 Lakhs. Now the first lot of deliveries has commenced and customers have taken deliveries all over India. Cars have been delivered in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Ghaziabad, Gujarat and Pune.
Nexon EV is powered by an IP67-certified 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. Its a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor which makes 129ps of power and 245Nm of torque right from the word go. 0-100 takes only 9.9 seconds. It is mated to single-speed transmission and get two power modes – Drive and Sports. It gets Smart regenerative braking, Hill Ascent Assist and Hill Descent Assist. The battery gets a long warranty of 8 Year or 1.6 Lakh km. The SUV itself gets warranty of 3 Year or 1.25 Lakh km.
Talk about charging times and options. A regular 15-ampere socket for home charging which will take around 8.5 hours to charge the battery from 10% to 90%. While the CCS 2 fast charging will charge the battery to 80% in just 60 minutes. Tata claims a range of 312km on a single charge (as per MIDC cycle).
The car comes equipped with projector headlamps with DRL, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and an electric tailgate. Coming to the interior it comes loaded with features such as electric sunroof, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, leatherette interiors, flat-bottom steering wheel, rear ac vents and wearable key. It gets a Floating 7″ inch HarmanTM Infotainment Touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play support.
Tata ZConnect App offers 35 Smart connected features such as Intrusion alert, Stolen vehicle tracking, Panic notification, Remote immobilization, find nearest charging and service station, find my car, Geo-fencing, Time fencing, Remote door lock/unlock, Remote cooling, Remote vehicle diagnostics, Remote lights ON/OFF and Trip Analytics.
Tata offers 3 colours in the Nexon EV – Signature Teal Blue, Glacier White and Moonlit Silver. It gets safety features such as ABS, EBD, dual airbags and Isofix child mounts as standard. There is three variant on offer – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ Lux priced at Rs 13.99 lakh, Rs 14.99 lakh and Rs 15.99 lakh respectively. There is no direct rival to Tata Nexon EV in this price range, but it can compete against the Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV.
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