Tata Motors is one of the leading passenger car manufacturer in the country. The manufacturer is known for its build quality. It has several models spread across various segments. Last year Tata had launched their first electric SUV based on the Nexon compact SUV. It competes with electric vehicles like MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona in the segment. Tata Nexon EV is the currently the most popular Electric SUV in the segment. As per some reports, Tata Motors in now planning to launch a Dark Edition version of this popular EV in the market.
Tata had introduced the Dark Edition in their mid-size SUV Harrier earlier and according to ACI, the manufacturer is expected to come with an all-black or Dark Edition version of Nexon EV in the market. The aim by making such a move is to attract more young buyers towards their only electric SUV. Just like the Harrier Dark Edition, the Nexon EV Dark Edition will also look a lot more sporty and appealing than the regular versions.
The Nexon EV Dark Edition will get the same Atlas Black paint job, blacked out alloy wheels and smoked tail lamps for a stealthy look. It is not known whether the manufacturer will continue come with electric blue highlights that are seen on regular Nexon EV. Our guess is that Tata will continue to offer the blue highlights as it differentiates it from regular Nexon. Just like the Harrier, the Nexon EV would also get a #Dark badge on the fender.
Apart from these cosmetic changes, Tata won’t be changing anything else in the car mechanically. It is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery that powers the electric motor. The motors generates a maximum of 129 Ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with an automatic transmission with multiple drive modes. The electric SUV has a certified driving range of 312 kms but, in real world driving conditions, the driving range is lesser than the certified range.
Tata offers Nexon EV in three variants. There is an XM, XZ+ and XZ+ Lux trim. The main reason why Nexon EV became one of the best selling EVs in the country is because of its price. It is currently the most affordable electric SUV in the segment. The price for Nexon EV starts at Rs 13.99 lakh, ex-showroom and if Tata Motors launches the Dark Edition of the Nexon EV in the market, it might be priced Rs 20,000 more than the regular Nexon EVs.
Nexon EV is based on the regular Nexon that is sold in the market. The Nexon is actually one of the safest car in the sub-4 meter SUV segment with 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test. Tata Nexon is also a popular sub-4 meter SUV in the segment and it competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. Tata is currently working on the Nexon EV Dark Edition and is expected to be launched in the market in coming months.