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2021 Tata Nexon EV (Electric) Variants Explained - Which Variant To Buy?

The V3Cars reviews all the variants of the 2021 Tata Nexon EV version to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Nexon Electric offers a claimed range of 312km and can generate 129PS of maximum power along with 245Nm of peak torque.

2021 Tata Nexon EV

TATA NEXON EV PRICES

The Nexon EV’s entry level XM variant is priced at Rs. 14.24 lakh. This variant is almost Rs. 5.3 lakh costlier than its corresponding petrol-automatic variant.

The Nexon EV XZ Plus variant is priced at Rs. 15.65 lakh and is around Rs. 5.0 lakh more expensive than the comparable petrol-automatic variant. The top-of-line Nexon EV XZ Plus Lux variant costs Rs. 16.65 lakh (ex-showroom).

TATA NEXON | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | DEC 2021

VARIANT

EV PRICE

DIFFERENCE

PETROL-AMT PRICE

XM

Rs. 14,24,000

Rs. 5,29,100

Rs. 8,94,900

XZ Plus

Rs. 15,65,000

Rs. 5,00,100

Rs. 10,64,900

XZ Plus Lux

Rs. 16,65,000

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NA

 

TATA NEXON XM VARIANT

The Nexon EV’s base XM base variant is priced at Rs. 14.24 lakh. This variant offers all the basic safety features, apart from which there are also features like projector headlamps, driver seat belt with pretensioners, day/night IRVM, hill start assist and descent control.

In terms of entertainment, the XM variant comes with a basic audio system with 4 speakers and steering-mounted controls. 

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This variant’s notable functional features include multi drive modes, auto AC, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, tilt steering, electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs, all power windows and telematics.

Its noteworthy styling features include - LED DRLs, body coloured bumpers, black door handles & ORVMs, 16-inch wheels with wheel covers, LED tail lamps, part digital instrument cluster and flat-bottom steering wheel. 

All the features of the 2021 Tata Nexon EV XM variant are mentioned in the table below:

NEXON EV XM | FEATURES

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Std Safety Features

Multi Drive Modes -

Drive/Sport

LED DRLs

Projector Headlamps

All Power Windows

LED Tail Lamps

Driver Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

Tilt Steering

Body Coloured Bumpers

ISOFIX

All Door Pockets

Glossy Black ORVMs w/ Turn Indicator

Hill Start Assist

Umbrella Holder

Side Body Cladding

Hill Descent Control

Fixed Rear Headrests

Flat-bottom Steering Wheel

Day/Night IRVM

Auto AC

Black Door Handles

Audio System

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start Stop

Digital Instrument Cluster

Bluetooth Connectivity

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

R16 Steel Wheels w/ Wheel Covers

4 Speakers

Front Power Outlet

Fabric Upholstery

Steering-mounted Controls

Follow-me-home Headlamps

 
 

Telematics & Connected Features

 
 

Fixed Rear Headrests

 

 

For its price, we think that this base variant lacks several must-have features, such as - auto-dimming IRVM, electronic stability control, rear defogger, rear wiper, touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking camera, height adjustable driver seat, adjustable rear headrests and rear AC vents.

If you are planning to buy the Nexon EV, then whether you should settle for the XM variant or choose the XZ Plus variant instead, we’ll discuss that after we look into the latter’s details. 

TATA NEXON EV XZ Plus VARIANT

The Nexon EV XZ Plus variant is Rs. 1.41 lakh more expensive than the XM variant.

NEXON EV | PRICE COMPARISON

XM

Difference

XZ Plus

Rs. 14,24,000

Rs. 1,41,000

Rs. 15,65,000

 

The XZ Plus variant adds some extra safety features such as fog lamps, rear defogger, rear wiper and parking camera.

When entertainment is concerned, this variant adds a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 8-speaker audio system and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support.

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The XZ Plus variant’s key additional functional features include cooled glovebox, height adjustable driver seat, front armrest, auto folding ORVMs and rear AC vents.

To add to the sporty visual appeal, this variant adds dual-tone exterior option, 16-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door handles, shark-fin antenna and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

You can check all the additional features of the 2021 Tata Nexon Ev XZ Plus variant in the table below:

NEXON EV XZ Plus | FEATURES OVER XM

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Parking Camera

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System by Harman

Cooled Glovebox

Fabric on Doors

Front Fog Lamps

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Fast USB Charger

Shark Fin Antenna

Rear Wiper & Washer

Voice Command Recognition

Height-adjustable Front Seatbelts

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Rear Defogger

Navigation (what3words)

Rear AC Vents

R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

 

8 Speaker Audio System

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Body-coloured Door Handles

   

Auto Folding ORVMs

Dual-tone Exterior

   

Rear Power Outlet

Roof Rails

   

Boot Lamp

 
   

Center Console w/ Front Armrest

 

 

It is very apparent that the XZ Plus variant doesn’t offer enough feel-good features to justify its Rs. 15.65 lakh price tag. However, considering that EVs are expensive, the XZ Plus variant at least covers most of the must-have and good-to-have features, so you won’t feel that you’re compromising a lot on value.

More importantly, the XZ Plus variant with its added features does justify its incremental cost over the entry-level XM variant. So, as a buyer you should consider buying at least the Nexon EV XZ Plus variant.

TATA NEXON EV XZ Plus LUX VARIANT

The top Nexon EV XZ Plus Lux variant is Rs. 1 lakh costlier than the XZ Plus variant. 

NEXON EV | PRICE COMPARISON

XZ Plus

Difference

XZ Plus

Rs. 15,65,000

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 16,65,000

 

This top variant’s key additions to the package includes features like sunroof, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, 60:40 split rear seat with adjustable headrests, armrest and leather upholstery. 

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You can check all the additional features of the 2021 Tata Nexon EV XZ Plus Lux variant in the following table:

NEXON EV XZ Plus LUX | FEATURES OVER XZ Plus

Functional

Style

Auto Headlamps

Rain Sensing Wipers

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Sunroof

Rear Armrest

Adjustable Rear Headrests

 

Leatherette Upholstery

 

Owing to the addition of expensive features such as sunroof and leather upholstery, the XZ Plus Lux variant justifies its incremental value. 

If you travel more on the rear seat or, if this variant’s extra feel-good features appeal to you, then you can definitely choose to pay its additional premium. 

TATA NEXON EV VARIANTS - WHICH VARIANT TO BUY?

Among all the 3 variants that the 2021 Tata Nexon EV is available, the XZ Plus variant is our top recommendation. When it comes to self-driving purposes, the XZ Plus variant would fulfill the requirements of most buyers. This variant also offers the best value among all the 3 variants of the Nexon EV.

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The top Nexon EV XZ Plus Lux variant also justifies its cost due to its added features. Thus, if your requirements of rear seat travel is more, and given it’s an expensive car of around Rs. 15 lakh if you feel that you should get feel-good features like sunroof and leather upholstery, then the XZ Plus Lux variant is for you. 

The following is a brief look at our variant-wise recommendations on the 2021 Tata Nexon EV:

NEXON EV | RECOMMENDATIONS

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XM

Rank 3

Rs. 14,24,000

Not recommended

XZ Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 15,65,000

Top recommended

XZ Plus Lux

Rank 2

Rs. 16,65,000

Worth upgrading

 

TATA NEXON EV SPECIFICATIONS

The Nexon EV is capable of offering a maximum power output of 129PS and a peak torque 245Nm. Its power:weight ratio is less than the Nexon petrol version, but the torque:weight ratio is considerably more. The Nexon EV comes with a claimed travel range of 312km per full charge. In comparison, on the basis of claimed fuel efficiency, its petrol version offers around 400km more. The claimed charging time of the Nexon EV from 10% to 90% is 8.5 hours when using a normal 15A plug point, while using a fast charger, it can charge 0-80% charge in 1 hour.

NEXON EV vs NEXON PETROL | SPECS

 

Nexon EV

Difference

Nexon Petrol

Displacement

-

-

1.2L Turbo

Cylinder

-

-

3

Cubic/Battery.Capacity

31.2kWh

-

1199cc

Maximum Power

129PS

9PS

120PS @ 5500rpm

Power:Weight

92.14PS/t

4.63PS/t

96.77PS/t

Peak Torque

245Nm

75Nm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

175Nm/t

37.9Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

Manual Transmission

NA

 

6-speed

Manual Claimed FE

NA

 

17.57kmpl

Automatic Transmission

1-speed

 

6AMT

Automatic Claimed FE

10.0kmpu

 

16.35kmpl

Claimed Range

312km

407km

719km

Charge Time (10%-90% w/ 15A)

8.5 Hours

 

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TATA NEXON EV DIMENSIONS

Just like the regular Tata Nexon, the Nexon EV is also a B2 segment compact SUV, thus its overall length is almost 4m. There is no dimension difference between the Nexon EV and the regular fuel driven Nexon. However, the EV version’s ground clearance is 4mm lesser than its regular counterpart. The Nexon EV comes with 16-inch wheels.

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You can check all the dimension details of the 2021 Tata Nexon EV and compare it with its regular version in the table below:

NEXON EV vs NEXON | DIMENSIONS

 

Nexon EV

Difference

Nexon

Length

3993mm

0mm

3993mm

Width

1811mm

0mm

1811mm

Height

1606mm

0mm

1606mm

Wheelbase

2498mm

0mm

2498mm

Boot Space

350-lt

0-lt

350-lt

Ground Clearance

205mm

4mm

209mm

Tyre Size (Base)

215/60 R16

--

195/60 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

215/60 R16

--

215/60 R16

 

TATA NEXON EV EXTERIOR COLOUR OPTIONS

The Tata Nexon EV is available for sale in 4 exterior colour options, namely - blue, white, silver and black. The black colour is only available in the higher 2 variants and costs additional money. With the XZ Plus, the black colour will cost you an additional Rs. 34,000 while the XZ Plus Lux dark will add Rs. 20,000 to the car’s ex-showroom cost. The black colour also gets  All colours get electric blue accents to highlight the Nexon EV’s electric soul.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Monalisa Saha

An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.

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