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Tata launches Nexon’s long-range EV model, the Max, in India

Tata has launched the longer range version of its most-selling Nexon EV model–the Nexon EV Max–in India. The Nexon EV Max gets a 33% bigger battery pack than its outgoing model and the company says it provides a maximum range of 437 km (ARAI).

The long-range model comes in two variants, the XZ+ and XZ+ Lux, at a starting price of INR 17.74 lakh.


Design

The Nexon EV Max’s overall design remains the same as its predecessors’. However, the EV gets a few new styling updates, such as dual-tone body colour, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, front DRLs, and EV badging. Inside, the EV gets leather upholstered seats, steering wheel with mounted controls, and a 7-inch floating display. Furthemore, the EV gets a new Markana Beige interior for higher variants. 

The EV is offered in a new Intensi-Teal colour, in addition to the Daytona Grey and Pristine White.


Features

The Nexon EV Max comes with 30+ new features such as electric sunroof, air purifier, rear AC vents, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charger, electronic parking brake, auto-dimming IRVM, cruise control, cooled glovebox, and smartwatch integration.

The EV’s battery is IP67-rated and the vehicle comes with a liquid-cooled thermal management system. For safety, the vehicle comes with standard features such as the Electronic Stability Program with i-VBAC, ABS with EBD and BA, hill-hold assist, hill-descent control, auto-vehicle hold, panic brake alert, dual airbags, ISOFIX,  and Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (i-TPMS).


Battery and performance

The Nexon EV’s Max is powered by a 40.5 kWh lithium-ion battery–mated to a 105 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor–that generates 142 hp of power and a torque of 250 Nm. The EV can go from 0-100 kmph in under 9 seconds and it comes with three driving modes: Eco, City, and Sport.

For charging, the EV comes with a 3.3 kW charging setup as standard. Furthemore, the EV is compatible with a 7.2 kW AC fast charger that charges the vehicle in 6.5 hours, and via a 50 kW DC fast charger, the vehicle can charge from 0-80% within 56 minutes.

On a single charge, the EV boasts an ARAI-certified range of 437 km.

Moreover, the EV comes with a multi-mode regenerative braking system that offers four-levels of regenerative braking, and it can be adjusted through a dedicated switch on the floor console.


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Specifications

Battery40.5 kWh lithium-ion battery
MotorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Power (bhp)142
Torque (Nm)250
Range (km)437
Charging time7.2 kW AC fast charger: 6.5 hours;
50 kW DC fast charger: 0-80% in 56 minutes
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)205
Boot capacity (L)350
Battery life warranty8 years or 1,60,000 km

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Nexon EV Max price in Nepal

The Nexon EV Max comes in two variants–XZ+ and XZ+ Lux– at a starting price of INR 17.74 lakh, and goes up to INR 19.24 lakh. The EV is offered in three colour options: Intensi-Teal, Daytona Grey, and Pristine White.

Nexon EV Max modelsCharger optionPrice in India
XZ+3.3 kWINR 17.74 lakh
XZ+7.2 kW AC fast chargerINR 18.24 lakh
XZ+ Lux3.3 kWINR 18.74 lakh
XZ+ Lux7.2 kW AC fast chargerINR 19.24 lakh

With the EV having been launched in India, Nepali fans can expect it to arrive in Nepal within 2022. The Nexon EV’s long-range model might be several lakhs costlier than the outgoing XZ+ model.

Nexon EV modelsPrice in Nepal (expected)
Nexon EV MaxStarting from Rs 46 lakh

Also read: Tata unveils the Avinya concept EV

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