Tata Motors will launch the long-range variant of the Nexon EV on May 11. Now, some dealerships have started receiving unofficial bookings for the electric SUV ahead of its price announcement. The upcoming long-range Tata Nexon EV is likely to come with a bigger battery pack (40kWh expected) along with a more powerful 136PS electric motor.
With the bigger battery pack, the new Nexon EV will gain a higher ARAI-claimed range than the standard model which comes with a 129PS/245Nm electric motor, a 30.2kWh battery pack and is expected to deliver a range of nearly 400 km. This roughly means that the real-world mileage that the users will get is around 300km.
Notably, the current Nexon EV provides a range of 312km (ARAI) on a single charge. However, the real-world range of 200-220km is offered by Nexon EV. The new Nexon will get a 6.6kW AC charger. While, the current generation of Nexon EV is offered with 3.3kW AC charger which takes around 10 hours to completely charge the battery.
The long-range Nexon EV is also expected to get selectable regen modes. This will enable drivers to adjust the intensity of the regenerative braking, which helps in further improving the range. While the existing Nexon EV already gets regen braking, it is mild and non-adjustable.
long-range Nexon EV feature (expected)
We expect that the new Nexon EV will offer some style updates, security features and along with multiple riding modes.
The long-range Nexon EV is likely to get an air purifier from the standard Nexon’s Kaziranga Edition, auto-dimming IRVM and ventilated front seats. It could get a revised upholstery and the cabin may retain the existing black and beige theme. It is also expected to get cruise control, a park mode, and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) over the current Nexon EV. The the long-range version is expected to feature a new alloy wheel design and rear disc brakes. It will also come with a 7-inch touchscreen, connected car tech, and a sunroof.
long-range Nexon EV Price (expected)
The upcoming long-range Tata Nexon EV model is likely to cost more than the existing EV that costs between Rs 14.54 lakh and Rs 17.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). However, the long-range variant of Nexon will be sold alongside the current generation of Nexon. In this way the company can provide more choices to customers to choose from as per price and range. In the Indian market, it will compete with the likes of Hyundai Kona EV and MG ZS EV.