Tata Nexon EV is the best selling electric SUV in the Indian market. It competes against the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric. Even the government of Kerala has selected India’s own electric SUV Tata Nexon EV for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD), as part of its ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ Programme. Here, we have an owner review of the Nexon EV who has covered 10,000 km and he has been using the electric SUV for the past year.
The video has been uploaded by iGuru Crazy on his YouTube channel. He also owns a Hyundai Elantra but he says that since he bought the Nexon EV he has not been driving the Elantra much because the Nexon EV is more fun to drive and exciting.
The first thing that he likes is the new front-end design of the Nexon which is a lot more SUV like than the previous Nexon. This is because the previous generation of Nexon had a lot more curves which did not suit the SUV nature. However, the front fascia is just outstanding and looks like a mini Land Rover. He still thinks that the rear of the SUV could be improved as it still looks a bit curvy.
The second thing that the owner likes are interiors. It has multiple finishes with a grey dashboard, then piano black inserts with blue accents and then white for the lower half of the dashboard. The piano-black bits do look classy but gets scratched easily. So, the owner has covered them with PPF. The cabin also stands out because of the white seats. He says that black and beige upholstery is now too common. So, the white seats feel fresh and new. However, you do need to maintain them more.
The seats are also comfortable and nicely bolstered. He does miss ventilated seats though. The rear seats are also comfortable with ample legroom and headroom. There are AC vents and a 12V charging socket for the rear occupants too. The touchscreen on the infotainment screen is not the best as it lags but the owner uses Apple CarPlay so it does not bother him because he just uses the hard buttons which have now been removed from the Nexon. The sound system is also one of the best in the segments. Tata has sourced the speakers from Harman.
The Nexon EV is also quite practical with 350-litres of boot space and you can also fold down the seats in a 60:40 split. There are umbrella holders indoors and the door pockets can store bottles too. The owner really likes the performance as the Nexon EV can hit a ton in under 9 seconds. It feels very zippy to drive around the city and you can easily overtake other vehicles.
The owner has been getting 190 km of driving range in Normal mode whereas in Sports mode the driving range falls to 175 km. The disadvantage he feels is the lack of charging infrastructure if you leave the city. He has serviced the vehicles twice and the service was free for him. He had some issues in starting but Tata corrected them. Overall, he is very happy with the Nexon EV.