Tata is in for a busy 2020, with a number of new models and facelifts lined up for launch during the course of the year. The carmaker will first launch the Altroz hatchback on January 22, which will be closely followed by the Nexon EV that will see a price announcement on January 28, 2020 as reported by us last week. The EV also previews the facelift for the regular Nexon compact SUV, which is slated to launch in the coming weeks.
The Nexon EV will be launched in three variants – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX. The base Nexon EV XM will come with features like automatic climate control, two drive modes for the motor (Drive and Sport), keyless entry and push-button start. The XZ+ trim adds dual-tone colour options, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rear camera, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The top-spec XZ+ LUX variant will come with a sunroof, leatherette seats, and automatic wipers and headlights.
The Nexon EV will utilise Tata’s Ziptron EV technology, which comes with a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery powering an electric motor that produces 95kW (129hp) and 245Nm of torque. Tata claims that the Nexon EV will do over 300km on a single charge and 0-100kph in 9.9sec.
The Nexon EV comes with fast-charging capability, and using a DC fast charger (compatible with CCS2) can take the battery from 0-80 percent charge in just one hour. However, using a standard 15A AC charger, it will take between 8-9hr to reach a full charge. The Nexon EV also gets an energy regeneration function to replenish the battery when the compact SUV is coasting. Tata is also offering an 8-year/1,60,000km warranty on the Nexon EV's battery and motor as standard.
The carmaker is preparing to debut four all-new models at Auto Expo 2020, which include the production-spec H2X SUV, the Gravitas and the Altroz EV. Other than that, the Tata will also introduce the facelifts for the Tiago and Tigor, and the BS6 Harrier automatic with a sunroof this year.