The Tata Nexon EV Max gets a bigger battery, a longer range, and more features.

  • May 17, 2022, 12:20 p.m.

Tata Motors did well to gain a massive first mover advantage in the mass market EV segment and the Nexon EV had a huge role in paving the way for the company, having a share of almost 87% in the EV passenger car segment. And to further strengthen the charge of the Nexon EV (Yes! That was a pun), the company recently launched the Nexon EV Max! Better range and more features, the Nexon EV Max goes on sale along with the regular variants.

2022 Tata Nexon EV: Updates 

The highlight here is the increased range and a bigger battery pack! The 30.2 kWh battery pack on the standard Nexon now grows bigger to a 40.5 kWh battery pack on the Max, resulting in an increased range of over 100 km for a total of 437 kilometres. That is of course under standard testing conditions. What also go up are the power and torque output along with the top speed - from 120 kmph on the standard Nexon to 140 kmph on the Nexon EV Max. 

(The rush of torque that an EV offers is something that never gets old! The slight bump in power and torque figures may not significantly alter the driving character of the EV)
Photo Credit: Apoorv Choudhary

The Nexon EV Max is as entertaining to drive as the standard Nexon EV! That feeling of getting a rush of torque right from the word 'go' never gets old. Like the regular Nexon EV, the Max too gets a pliant suspension, offering a comfortable ride, with most undulations ironed out. Handling stays the same as before, the intent being to offer a sportier, precise driving experience, which the electric SUV does.

2022 Tata Nexon EV: Performance 

Talking about performance, the Nexon EV Max is not too different from the Nexon EV. The 'D' mode offers up to 60% power and a tap on the accelerator results in a smooth, linear flow of torque. Put the car in 'S' mode and the experience becomes even more fun! Tata claims that the 0-100 kmph run is done in less than 9 seconds and that's QUICK! Quick enough to have you grinning silly, especially when overtaking. There are three driving modes on offer - Eco, Sport and City.

Specifications Tata Nexon EV Tata Nexon EV Max
Power 127 bhp 141 bhp
Torque 245 Nm 250 Nm
Battery Capacity 30.2 kWh 40.5 kWh
ARAI-Claimed Range 312 km 437 km
Top Speed 120 kmph 140 kmph

An observation that stood out was that the despite its stunning looks, the rotary knob is neither the smoothest nor the fastest, so in case you must reverse the car in a jiffy or do a three-point turn, you will need to give the knob enough time to toggle between parking, reverse, neutral and drive.

The car now weighs 100 kilos heavier compared to the Nexon EV on account of additional equipment and a bigger battery pack. Plus, the ground clearance goes down by 10 mm too and stands at 190 mm. The suspension and the floor structure have been tweaked accordingly to accommodate the bigger battery, which is IP67 rated.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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