Tata Nexon EV Max 2022 launched: Price, range and other highlights
- Tata Nexon EV Max SUV is the long range version of the standard Nexon EV currently available in the markets. It is the third electric vehicle from the carmaker after Nexon EV and Tigor EV in India.
Tata Nexon EV Max launched at ₹17.74 lakh
Tata Nexon EV Max SUV has been launched at a starting price of ₹17.74 lakh (ex-showroom). The price for the top-spec variant EV Max+ Lux with 7.2 kW AC Fast Charger goes up to ₹19.24 lakh (ex-showroom). For more details, click here to read our full launch report.
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Tata Nexon EV Max variants
Tata Motors will offer the new Nexon EV Max in two trims and four variants. The first trim will have a 3.3 Kw charging option, while the second will have a bigger 7.2 kW AC fast charging option. Tata claims it can fully recharge within 56 minutes.
Tata Nexon EV Max range revealed
Tata Motors claims that the range of the new Nexon EV Max is 437 kms on a single charge. This more than 100 kms compared to the standard Nexon EV models which return efficiency of 312 km of single-cycle charge.
Tata Nexon EV Max price expectations
The price of the Nexon EV currently available in the market starts from ₹14.80 lakh and goes up to almost ₹18 lakh. Expect the long-range Tata Nexon EV Max to cost around ₹3-4 lakh more, which could go up to ₹20 lakh. It will take on rivals like MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona among its rivals.
Nexon EV Max is the tip of Tata's massive EV push
Nexon EV Max is one of the 10 new electric vehicles to be launched by Tata Motors by 2025. This also include Tata Altroz EV and the production versions of CURVV Concept and Avinya Concept EVs showcased recently. Tata is also reportedly working on an even more affordable electric car than the Tigor EV, which is currently the most affordable in its segment.
More changes on the inside
Tata Nexon EV Max will have several new features inside the cabin. It will come with wireless mobile charging facility, illuminated dial for the gear lever, an electric parking brake with auto-hold function. Instead of a traditional rotary gear selector, there will be a new screen displaying P-R-N-D inside the new EV. Close to the screen, the toggle for the electronic parking brake (EPB) and auto hold (first for a sub-4 metre SUV) will be seen. The SUV will also get a hill descent control button placed below the climate control knobs. The new Nexon EV Max is also likely to get adjustable regenerative braking and the teaser also hints at two buttons with battery icons next to the EPB
Nexon EV Max may be more powerful than Nexon EV
The new Nexon EV Max is likely to be slightly more powerful than the standard Nexon EV models which generate maximum output of 136hp and 245 Nm of torque. With a new battery pack, the Nexon EV Max is likely to churn out 143hp of power and 250Nm of peak torque.
Similar looks, with a few tweaks
Ahead of the launch today, Tata Motors has been teasing the Nexon EV Max on its social media sites giving away key details to expect from the new electric SUV. According to the teasers, the long-range Nexon EV will sport largely the same looks like the existing car. However, it may use revised 5-spoke alloy wheels and rear disc brakes.
Bigger battery, longer range
Tata Motors has confirmed that the new long-range Nexon EV Max will come with a bigger 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It is also likely to sport a more powerful 6.6kW AC charger to speed up charging process. The existing model gets a smaller 30 kWh battery pack with a claimed 312 km of single-cycle charge. Tata Motor claims that the Nexon EV Max will come with a real-world range of around 300 kms on a single charge. This may go beyond 400 kms in ARAI certification.
Nexon's rise as India's best-selling SUV
Tata Nexon has emerged as India's best-selling SUV after being in the market for nearly five years. Sub-compact in size, Tata Nexon was struggling against its Japanese and Korean rivals in terms of sales till mid 2021. Tata had also launched the electric variant of the Nexon back in 2019. It is only since the second half of last year that Tata has started to taste the success through Nexon's performance on sales charts. Tata sold over 14,000 units of Nexon EV in 2021-22 FY. More than 10 percent of those sales came from Nexon EV.