The harbinger of the updated Tata Nexon: the model will compete for buyers with a Hyundai crossover


The compact Tata Nexon crossover appeared on the Indian market in the fall of 2017. In August 2019, it became known that the brand updated its SUV: the network published photos of a “refreshed” car in camouflage. Officially, a restyled crossover has not yet been presented, but today the company showed its harbinger – a “socket” modification of the Nexon EV.




Tata Motors intends to release an entire line of electric vehicles with Ziptron technology. The company’s engineers independently developed for her a battery and an alternating current electric motor with permanent magnets. As we reported earlier, the first car of the new “green” line will be the Nexon. Subsequently, “rosette” versions will appear in Altroz ​​and the updated Tigor.

Nexon EV showed what changes await the “regular” restyled Nexon. The front part differs due to a different, narrower head optics, modified fog lamps, as well as a plastic plug instead of the radiator grill. In addition, the air intake in the front bumper was decorated with Tata Motors’ signature color three-beam stars. An EV nameplate appeared on the front door. The stern has fewer changes: the inscriptions EV and ziptron appeared, the version name disappeared, and the word Nexon moved to the middle of the tailgate. At the location of the room, the cellular elements of the decor were replaced with the same three-beam stars. Three new colors appeared in the palette – turquoise, silver and white, a two-tone body color is still available.

The interior is decorated with other materials, bright stripes appeared in the design, and a washer is located instead of the traditional automatic transmission gear selector. The car was equipped with an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen (the diagonal remains the same) and with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

“Stuffing” Tata Nexon EV is an electric motor with a return of 129 hp, the maximum torque – 245 Nm. From standstill to “hundreds”, the Indian “rosette” cross accelerates in 9.9 seconds. Drive – front only. For the SUV, only one battery option is also declared: it is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 30.2 kW * h. Accurate data on the power reserve is not yet available, the company reports that such a Nexon will be able to cover more than 300 km on a single charge, although it does not indicate which driving cycle was calculated. In an hour, the battery can be “charged” from fast charging up to 80%.

Hyundai is also selling its electric crossover in India now. For comparison, Kona is equipped with a 136-horsepower electric motor, and it takes 9.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h. The capacity of the lithium-ion battery is 39.2 kWh. Its cruising range is 451 km (calculated by the local ARAI agency). Up to 80% of the Hyundai Kona battery charges in 57 minutes.

Tata dealers will begin collecting orders for electric cars tomorrow, December 20. Live sales will begin in January 2020. The price of the new product will vary from 1.5 to 1.7 million Indian rupees (equivalent to 1.32-1.49 million rubles at the current rate). The usual current Nexon is now sold in India for 658,457-959,505 rupees (580-845 thousand rubles). And the price tag for the Hyundai Kona electric crossover starts at 2.37 million rupees (2.09 million rubles).


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