First Drive Review of the 2023 Tata Nexon EV Facelift by CarToq

By Aquib Nawab

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The 2023 Nexon EV boasts a striking exterior, featuring a unique bumper, a futuristic light bar connecting DRLs, and welcoming/farewell animations.

Sharp Exterior

Rear Design

At the rear, the Nexon EV Facelift retains its familiar design. Updates include EV badging and bumper tweaks while keeping profile consistency with the ICE Nexon.

Cabin updates match ICE version, but Nexon EV shines with a new beige theme and a large 12.3-inch infotainment screen.

Interior Updates

The Nexon EV's infotainment is high-def, with Arcade.EV for app downloads via phone WiFi. Immersive audio through a 9-speaker JBL setup.

Infotainment System

Tata introduces Electronic Parking System (EPS) with electronic brake, enhancing convenience and cabin minimalism, replacing rotary drive mode dial.

Electronic Parking System

Nexon EV features upgraded USB-C ports with 45W output, allowing on-the-go laptop charging, emphasizing a connected and powered cabin.

Connectivity and Charging

Test drive: City to highway, Nexon EV's one-pedal driving within city limits with level-3 regeneration impressed us. Crawl mode and paddle shifters excel in traffic.

Driving Experience

New electric motor powers Nexon EV: 106.5 kW (145 PS) and 215 Nm torque. 0-100 km/h in 9 seconds on wet roads matches Tata's claims.

Handling and Performance