If you’ve been holding off on buying the Tata Nexon EV as the 312-km ARAI-rated range was not enough for you, the Indian brand has launched a longer range version of its all-electric compact SUV. Naturally, the longer 437-km range — courtesy the larger 40.5-kWh battery pack — comes at a price. The Tata Nexon EV Max is priced from Rs 17.74-19.24 lakh, ex-showroom, India, which is a Rs 2-3 lakh increase over the base price of the standard Nexon EV.
Along with the increase in range, there’s a slightly more powerful motor available, too. The 141-bhp motor mounted on the front axle now makes 25.49 kgm of torque, which is a 14-bhp and 0.5-kgm rise. The brand claims it’ll sprint to 100 kph in under 9 seconds. The top speed is limited to 140 kph.
Despite the larger battery pack, Tata says the 50:50 weight distribution has been maintained, and the boot capacity has not dropped; it’ll carry the same 350 litres. You will be able to choose from four levels of regenerative braking to help improve its range.
Tata Motors will also offer a 7.2 kWh charging option with the Nexon EV Max for quicker charging times (up to six and a half hours), along with the standard 3.3 kWh one, which is said to take 15-16 hours. However, this is an option that you’ll have to pay about Rs 50,000 over the price of the respective variant of the Nexon EV Max.
Speaking of, the all-electric SUV will be available in XZ+ and XZ+ Lux variants, with the top-spec model getting features like an illuminated gear knob with a park mode, an electric parking brake, an air purifier, wireless charging, hill-hold and descent assist, ESP, rear disc brakes, and ventilated seats, among others. Deep blue, white, and grey dual-tone paint shades are available with the Nexon EV Max.
Whether the higher price tag makes the Nexon EV less worthy or more is something we’ll be finding out on May 13th, though you guys will have to wait until May 17th at 9 am for that info. Stay tuned.