Unofficially dubbed the extended-range Nexon EV, the vehicle is expected to debut on April 29. It comes equipped with a 40kWh battery that extends the SUV’s range to nearly 400 kilometres under optimum test conditions. The current Nexon Electric features a 30.2kWH battery pack, which is 30% less powerful than the battery pack on the new Nexon.
The new Nexon EV’s floor pan will be extended to accommodate the larger battery, reducing boot room slightly, but this is a tiny trade-off given the significant increase in range. The present Nexon Electric has a range of 312 kilometres as determined by ARAI. However, in real-world conditions, the Nexon EV achieves a range of approximately 180 to 220 kilometres on a single charge, while the extended-range version is predicted to have a range of over 300 kilometres.
Tata Motors will not phase out the current Nexon Electric after the new one is launched, but will continue to sell it to provide customers with a range of options. Since the start of the year, test mules for the impending Nexon Electric have been sighted being put through their paces. The latest spy images are credited to automotive enthusiast murthyksk, who observed the EV testing in Bangalore’s Cubbon Park.
Tata Nexon Electric Changes in 2022
Spy images of test vehicles indicated few cosmetic or interior alterations, but the majority of the adjustments occurred beneath the skin. Different regeneration modes will be available on the new Nexon EV, allowing drivers to adjust the degree of regenerative braking, which charges the battery. Nexon Electric’s present system uses a milder, non-adjustable variable regeneration mechanism.
Additionally, the upgraded version will include cruise control, ventilated seats, and electronic stability control. With these upgrades and a larger battery, the new Nexon is expected to cost roughly Rs 3-4 lakh more than the current model.
Nexon Electric is popular with consumers, and as a result, it has grown to be one of the most successful electric vehicles on the market in India at the time. What has wowed purchasers in this price-sensitive market is the incredible variety they get for the money. Nexon EV is perfect as an intra-city runabout, offering better value for money than more expensive rivals.
As charging infrastructure along highways improves gradually but steadily, an increasing number of individuals are going outside of cities in their electric vehicles, creating a need for longer-range EVs. Tata Motors intends to target this category with the 2022 Nexon Electric.
Nexon Electric will compete against the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV, but will be significantly less expensive. Rivals, on the other hand, are stepping up their game, with MG just releasing a redesigned 2022 ZS EV with a larger 50.3kWh battery, new exteriors and interiors, and an extensive equipment list. Hyundai also intends to introduce a facelifted Kona EV this year.