Tata Motors Group announced the launch of a new brand called Xpres for the facelifted Tata Tigor EV. The Xpres is a new brand aimed specifically at fleet operators and will be offering more future models under its portfolio, after the launch of the updated electric sedan.
The Tigor EV is now referred to as Xpres-T EV and its bookings will open soon. With the facelift, the electric sedan adopts design cues from the facelifted Tigor, which debuted last year. It continues to be offered in two varieties – the extended-range variant with a much larger battery and the standard one.
In addition to the exterior changes detailed above, the facelifted Tigor compact sedan also gets cosmetic updates. However, the EV will offer unique touches like blue highlights and a tri-arrow-patterned grille that’s enclosed.
Additionally, there is a charging port located in the grille like other EVs on sale in this country. In terms of its cabin design, the Xpres-T EV is similar to the Tigor, with notable differences being the blue accents and the ‘state of charge’ meter in place of an RPM gauge.
There will be two battery options for the Xpres-T EV – a standard 16.5kWh pack and a longer-range 21.5kWh pack. A 70V three-phase induction motor delivers 30kW (41hp) of power and 105Nm of torque, which is identical to the Tigor EV pre-facelift.
Tata claims the refreshed extended-range model has an identical 213km range (ARAI). According to the manufacturer, the standard EV has a 165-kilometre range – a significant increase over the 143-kilometre range of the Tigor EV. The manufacturer claims a 0-80 percent charge in 90 minutes for the standard and long-range battery packs, respectively.
Tata’s website lists two trim levels of the Xpres-T electric vehicle: XM+ and XT+. In addition to dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, LED taillamps, 14-inch steel wheels, Eco and Sport drive modes, heated seats, auto climate control, and a Harman-sourced audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, the XM comes in the most attractive style. The XT+ models come with 14-inch alloy wheels, electric-adjust wing mirrors, and remote locking.
This EV is no longer available for purchase in the entry-level XE trim. Besides this, there will be no direct competition in the market for the facelifted Tigor EV.