New Delhi: Tata Motors has launched the long range version of the Nexon EV, dubbed as the Nexon EV Max. The new variant is priced from Rs. 17.74 lakh, going up to Rs. 19.24 lakh (ex-showroom,. Delhi). The car comes with an extended range and a bigger battery. There are also updates to the vehicle charging speed. With the new long-range battery, Tata Nexon EV Max will be able to take on the likes of MG ZS EV, in terms of range.
Variant-wise prices of the Tata Nexon EV Max (ex-showroom, all India):
1.Nexon EV Max XZ+ (with 3.3kW charger): Rs 17.74 lakh
2.Nexon EV Max XZ+ (with 7.2kW fast AC charger): Rs 18.24 lakh
3.Nexon EV Max XZ+ Lux (with 3.3kW charger): Rs 18.74 lakh
4.Nexon EV Max XZ+ Lux (with 7.2kW fast AC charger): Rs 19.24 lakh
The car will be available in three colour options: Intensi-Teal (exclusive to Max variant), Daytona Grey and Pristine White. The dual-tone is standard across the range.
Commenting on the launch, Vivek Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Sales and Service Strategy, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said, ‘We at Tata Motors are committed to the rapid electrification of mobility in the country, and are humbled by the overwhelming response that we are receiving from our customers. Keeping customer centricity at the core and dedicated to bringing in newer products at regular and quick intervals, we are elated to launch the new Nexon EV MAX – an SUV that offers all EV users MAX freedom to undertake regular and uninterrupted long distance travel. This SUV offers more range, more power, and faster charging while improving the overall driving efficiency, providing an uncompromised EV ownership experience.’
Tata Nexon EV Max Design & Features
In terms of the overall design, the Nexon EV Max is identical to its siblings wearing the Nexon EV badge. The sleek front grille is flanked on either side by projector headlights with LED daytime running lights. There are blue highlights all across the car and the EV MAX brings a new signature colour – Intensi-teal. The other colour options for the Nexon EV Max are Daytona Grey and Pristine White. Dual-tone colour options will be offered as standard.
The Nexon EV Max comes packed with 30 new features compared to the regular Nexon EV. Some of these features include the aforementioned multi-level regen braking along with others like a jewelled control knob with active mode display, the all-new Makarana beige interiors, leatherette seats with ventilation for front passengers, air purifier, wireless smartphone charging, auto-dimming IRVM and cruise control.
The Nexon EV Max comes packed with safety features including ESP with i-VBAC (intelligent – Vacuum-less Boost & Active Control), Hill Hold, Hill Descent Control, Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Vehicle Hold and all 4-Disc brakes.
Tata Nexon EV Max Specs & Powertrain Upgrades
The Tata Nexon EV Max is powered by a new 40.5kWh battery pack that extends the range of the electric SUV to 437 kilometres (ARAI). This is 125 kilometres more than that of the regular Nexon EV which is rated for a 312-kilometre range by the ARAI. The Nexon EV features a single electric AC motor with 141bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. The Nexon EV Max will sprint from 0-100km/h in under 9 seconds and has a top speed of 140km/h.
Tata Motors is offering multi-mode regenerative braking. There are four different levels of regen braking which range from no regen to a one-pedal mode which allows drivers to drive the new Nexon EV Max with just 1 pedal. Tata Motors is also offering 8 years / 1,60,00 kilometres warranty for both the electric motor and battery pack. The battery and motor are IP67 water and dust resistance.
Like its regular Nexon EV siblings, the Nexon EV Max can recharge its battery pack through fast DC charging. The Nexon EV Max can charge its 40.5kWh battery pack from 0 to 80 per cent in just 56 minutes when connected to a fast 50kW DC charger. The battery pack can be fully charged in 6 hours at home with the new 7.2kWh AC charger.
Tata Nexon EV Max: delivery date and rivals
The deliveries for the Nexon EV Max will begin in the coming weeks. Similar to the standard Nexon EV, the Nexon EV Max does not have any direct rivals. However, it undercuts the MG ZS EV which starts at Rs 21.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and gets a more powerful 176hp motor and a 50.3kWh battery. The Nexon EV Max will be sold alongside the Nexon EV, giving buyers more choice in terms of range and price. Currently, the standard Nexon EV is the highest selling electric SUV in India, and already commands a waiting period of six months in certain regions.