Tata Nexon EV is available in three variants – XM, XZ+ and XZ+ LUX variants. The electric SUV available in three colour options – signature teal blue, glacier white and moonlit silver. The vehicle gets health monitoring system which helps with remote diagnostics, vehicle health alerts and Over-The-Air (OTA) updates.
The Nexon EV is based on the Impact Design 2.0 language. The electric SUV gets sporty central grille with signature tri-arrows, wide grille with signature Humanity Line running from lamp to lamp. The higher variant is available in dual tone body colour and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
The Nexon EV sports an Altroz-sourced flat-bottom steering wheel and instrument cluster which, in the Nexon EV, gives out information like – charge level, driving range, battery consumption, turn-by-turn navigation and more. Tata also provides the ZConnect app suite with 35 connectivity features.
The Nexon EV is powered by a three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor that puts out 127bhp and 245Nm paired to a 30.2kWh lithium-ion and a liquid-cooled battery pack. The ARAI-certified range of the Nexon EV is 312km and it comes with IP67 certification. Charging options include a 3.3kW bundled charger that can charge the battery pack from 20-100 per cent in eight hours, while a 25kW fast charger can charge the battery from 0-80 per cent in 60 minutes.
Tata Motors kick-started the electrification push in the sub-four metre SUV segment with the Nexon EV. The most affordable electric SUV in the country comes with a potent powertrain and a new design language. It drives well, has a spacious cabin with a decent amount of feature too. However, the ARAI claimed range of 312 kilometre doesn’t translate to a real-life driving range. Also, the lack of sufficient charging infrastructure means you cannot plan long-distance trips with the Nexon EV anytime soon.
The Coronavirus pandemic has grappled the entire nation, and routine life and normalcy have come to a near standstill. But before the COVID-19 outbreak could even reach India, we at CarWale were able to review quite a few cars in January. So, here's a quick recap of all the cars we reviewed at the start of this year.
The Renault Kiwd got a facelift in October 2019, and with it, it received a completely new fascia. The SUV-inspired design updates have made the Kwid the best-looking entry hatchback in its class, and by a fair margin at that. Besides, the Kwid comes packed with a touchscreen infotainment system, offers a cushy slow-speed ride and is easy to manoeuvre in city. To know more about it, read our review of this top-spec Kwid 1.0 AMT.
Volvo India recently introduced a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine in the XC40 range, which is available in a single T4 R-Design trim. This entry-level Volvo competes against the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the Audi Q3. The XC40 is the best-looking SUV in its segment, having won the European Car of the Year (2018) and Women’s Car of the Year (2018) awards. What's more, it is feature-packed and comes equipped with a responsive engine and sorted dynamics. To learn more about the Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design Petrol, here's CarWale’s take on entry-level luxury SUV.
The Carnival is Kia's second product for India, priced from Rs 24.95 lakh (ex-showroom India). The MPV is aimed as a premium alternative to the reigning segment leader, the Toyota Innova Crysta. It comes with acres of space for all its occupants and is available in multiple seating combinations. And that, combined with the cushy ride quality and feature-loaded cabin, the Carnival is hard not to consider buying.
Tata Motors launched India's first electric SUV in January, priced between Rs 13.99 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Its strong suites include a silent driving experience, a well-rounded suspension package and of course, its addictive performance. To know more about its driving range, charging infrastructure and range anxiety issues, here's our review of the Tata Nexon EV.
The BMW Z4 convertible is your ticket to be a celebrity. It offers you that open-top feeling along with the wind-in-the-hair moments, as you carve corners through a winding road. And it does all of this, through a fire-breathing 3.0-litre inline-6 cylinder engine that churns out 345bhp and 500Nm. If this is what floats your boat, then here's our take on the new BMW Z4.
Hyundai launched the all-new Aura compact sedan to take on established rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze. It is based on the Santro's platform, which makes its taller, wider and roomier, when compared to its predecessor. The Aura offers quality interiors and a choice of petrol and diesel engines, including a turbo-petrol mill. To know more about its performance, here's CarWale’s take of the Hyundai Aura.