Tata has launched the next model in its EV line-up – the NEXON EV MAX!
Tata launched its new Nexon EV Max in India priced between Rs 14.79 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 17.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Nexon comes with a long list of new features, minor changes on the outside, a more powerful motor and a heftier price tag. Nexon EV Max is now the top-of-line model in the Nexon EV range and is more affordable than most other EV models available in the country.
The new Nexon EV Max has an extended feature list that is not offered with the standard Nexon EV, upgrades on multiple facets including a bigger battery that has increased the driving range.
Even though Nexon EV Max is essentially an upgraded Nexon EV, there are a number of differences between both these models.
Highlights of the Changes in the new Nexon EV Max:
Upgraded Powertrain in the form of an electric motor with an increased power output
A Better and Bigger Battery Pack – gives it a more extended driving range
Offered only in 2 variants – XZ+ and XZ+ Lux
Minor changes in the exteriors – new alloy wheels, rear disc brakes and colours
New Safety Features
We have compared Nexon EV and Nexon EV Max in this article. Check out the key differences between these two models.
The new Nexon EV Max has not undergone any aesthetic updates and still looks like its predecessor. But it gets new alloy wheels and rear disc brakes. It also comes in 2 brand new shades – Intensi-Teal and Pristine White along with the Daytona Grey that was previously offered with the Tigor EV.
The next difference is the slight reduction in the ground clearance for the Nexon EV Max. It is now 200 mm – 5 mm lesser than that in the Nexon EV.
Max’s suspension has also been re-tuned for better handling.
Nexon EV Max gets new upholstery in a beige shade. The older model used to have cream tones inside.
Other New Features:
- Illuminated gear selector dial
- ‘Park’ mode
- Air purifier
- Auto-dimming IRVM
- Ventilated front seats
- Cruise control
- Wireless phone charger
Like the Nexon EV, Max also gets the sunroof on top, 7-inch touchscreen, auto AC, rear AC vents, and connected car tech inside.
New Safety Features in the Nexon EV Max:
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Electronic parking brake with auto-hold function
- Electronic stability program
- Hill-hold assist
- Hill descent control
- Auto brake lamps, based on regenerative braking
The standard Nexon EV came with a 30.2 kWh battery pack and an electric motor (127 bhp and 245 Nm). But the new EV Max has a larger battery – 40.5kWh and a more powerful motor (143PS and 250Nm).
This increases the driving range of Max to 437 km (Nexon EV’s driving range was 312 km). Max can also sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 9 seconds, which is impressive for an electric vehicle in its segment.
Other updates include the regenerative braking system that is adjustable on four levels. This improves the recharging capacity of the battery. With this update, Max supports single-pedal driving now. (The standard Nexon EV had only a single pre-set regenerative braking.)
The standard EV takes 8.5 hours to charge 10-90 per cent using a 15A plug point whereas the Nexon EV Max’s 10-100 per cent stands at 15 hours.
Standard Nexon EV: 8 hours to charge from 20-100 per cent on a 3.3kW AC home charger
Nexon EV Max gets a 7.2kW AC home fast charging option (Rs 50,000) while the 3.3kW home charger is offered as standard.
On a 15A plug point:
Standard EV: 8.5 hours to charge from 10 to 90 per cent
Nexon EV Max: 15 hours to charge from 10 to 100 per cent
The table below has the variants of both Nexon EV and Nexon EV Max models and their ex-showroom prices.
|Nexon EV Variants||Price (ex-showroom)||Nexon EV Max Variants||Price (ex-showroom)|
|XM||14.79 Lakh||XZ+||17.74 Lakh|
|XZ+||16.20 Lakh||XZ+ Lux||18.74 Lakh|
|XZ+ Lux||17.20 Lakh||XZ+ Fast Charger||18.24 Lakh|
|XZ+ Dark Edition||16.49 Lakh||XZ+ Lux Fast Charger||19.24 Lakh|
|XZ+ Lux Dark Edition||17.40 Lakh|
Rivals: Both these models, even with their price differences, are affordable choices compared to the other models with comparable feature lists. Their rivals include the Mahindra XUV300 EV and the MG’s upcoming crossover EV.