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Tata Nexon EV Vs Tata Nexon EV MAX Compared

Tata is having a ball in the Indian car market. Firstly, it has among the safest made in India cars and also is the market leader in the sales of electric cars. That said, as of now, Tata has 2 cars in the market with an electric powertrain, the Nexon EV and the Tigor EV. Although both the vehicles are good, they have some downsides too. For Tata Nexon EV it is the range.

Characteristic Nexon EV Max Nexon EV
Battery 40.5 kWh 30.2 kWh
Power 143hp

250Nm

129hp

245Nm

Range(ARAI) 437 km 312km
Charging 3.3kW AC 15-16 hours 10 hours
Fast Charger 7.2kW AC 5-6 hours
Tata Nexon EV Max Launched
Tata Nexon EV Max Launched

Now, to tackle the problem, the Indian carmaker Tata has launched an all-new iteration of the Nexon EV, the Nexon EV MAX. The naming does ring a bell and it does look a little sparkling. But is the new Nexon EV MAX any better than the conventional Nexon EV?

So, let’s have a look at what are the additions to the new Nexon EV MAX compared to the conventional EV. Also, is the Nexon EV Max worth that extra cash the company is asking? Stay pinned till the end, let’s find that.

Nexon EV Max | The Exterior

Tata Nexon EV MAX Performance
Tata Nexon EV MAX Performance

One thing is exactly the same as the normal Nexon EV, that is the design. Like the previous Nexon, the Max iteration gets the exact same front end, the same tail-lights the exact same buy structure. What has changed are the alloy wheels and the new paint schemes.

  • Along with that, the new Tata Nexon has a little less ground clearance than the conventional Tata Nexon EV. The Nexon EV sat 205mm above the ground which is has been lowered by 10mm to make way for the increased battery size.
  • Additionally, the battery size has also made the new Nexon EV Max a whooping 100kgs heavier than a normal Nexon EV. Thankfully, the company has tuned the suspension of the vehicle for the added weight hence it also rides a little differently on bumps and bad patches of road.
  • The new Tata Nexon EV Max also gets disc brakes on all 4 corners to felicitate the added weight and yes the car does stop surefootedly.

Tata Nexon EV Max | Larger Battery & Faster Charging

The Tata Nexon EV MAX Is A Game Changer – Here’s Why!
The Tata Nexon EV MAX Is A Game Changer – Here’s Why!

Let’s talk about the aspect that we all are excited about, the powertrain and the battery. And we are happy to report that the Tata Nexon EV Max has more of both. Nexon EV Max gets a bigger battery and also a more powerful motor.

The battery’s capacity is increased from 30.2kWh to a battery with a capacity of 40.5kWh. This is an increase of about 33%, which is massive. The increased car battery lends the EV a claimed range of 437kms. Whereas the older Nexon EV had an ARAI claimed range of 312kms.

Tata Nexon EV Max Jeweled Dial
The Jeweled Dial

Tata Nexon EV Max does come with a larger battery, but the charging times are also large. The company claims that the Max trim takes 15-16 hours for a full charge. Which were 10 hours in the case of the older Nexon EV. Because of the huge charging times, Tata is offering an additional 7.3kW charger for Rs. 50,000 for both the variants, XZ Plus and ZX Plus Lux. This charger brings the time down to 5-6 hours.

The electric motor is also bumped up in power from 129ps to 143ps. Even the torque has also witnessed an increase from 245Nm to 250Nm, not much but sure makes the car a little brisk on the road. On the road, the 0-100kmph acceleration time has also been reduced from 9.3 seconds to under 9 seconds.

Tata Nexon EV Max | Any feature Upgrades?

Before the launch of Tata Nexon EV Max, the older iteration was loaded with features. The Nexon EV still gets features like a sunroof, tyre pressure monitoring system, all-digital instrument cluster, premium sound system from Harman/Kardonn, and more.

The new Nexon EV Max has more. With the Max badge, this Tata Nexon EV also gets

  • Ventilated seats
  • Cruise control
  • Air purifier on the inside
  • Drive modes with a small display on the selector knob
  • Electronic hand brake.

Alongside, the new Tata Nexon EV Max also gets adjustable KERS or the Kinetic Energy Regenerating System. KERS allows the car to grain back some charge, under braking. KERS was still present in the older Nexon EV but the intensity was not variable.

Hiked Price | Pay 1.54 Lakh More

Tata Nexon EV MAX Prices
Nexon EV Max

The starting asking price for the  Nexon EV is Rs. 14.78 Lakh (ex-showroom) for the base XM Trim. However, the top-end trim, XZ Plus Lux of the Nexon EV is priced at 17.19 Lakh (ex-showroom).

Also Read: 2022 Tata Nexon EV MAX Launched. Starts At ₹17.74 Lakh⚡

On the flip side, the Nexon EV Max is priced at Rs. 17.74 (ex-showroom) for the base XZ Plus trim but with the slower 3.3kW charger. And the XZ Plus Lux has a sticker price of 18.74 Lakh (ex-showroom) again with the slower charger. With both the trims, Tata offers a faster charger for a price that bumps up the ex-showroom cost of the vehicle.

It is worth buying?

Tata Nexon EV Max has targeted the audience that takes their vehicle on long tours and intercity trips. For then, the car may make a lot of sense. Additionally, for the increase in price, the car also gets some added features that make the new Nexon EV Max a really good value. But is it value for money?

Know more about The Tata Nexon EV MAX Is A Game Changer – Here’s Why!

Lastly, we have the new 5-spoke dual-tone alloys and the new internship teal paint choice on our list. It also gets a different beige theme for the interior. The added battery pack and new features get an additional 100kg heavier and 10mm lower ground clearance.

With the top-end trim of the Tata Nexon, EV Max costs Rs. 19.24 lakh (ex-showroom). Now if you are ready to spend a little mode, the MG ZS EV’s facelift is an arch-rival for the vehicle.

The MG gets a similar driving range, but a significantly more powerful motor with a lot more features including ADAS. So, should you upgrade? Stay pinned, let’s discuss this some other day.

So, let us know in the comment section which electric vehicle will you choose?

Utkarsh Bhardwajhttps://gomechanic.in/blog
Technical Content Strategist at GoMechanic | Big Time Petrolhead with the passion for building cars and driving those beauties.

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