Tata Motors has launched a new Nexon EV, which is not exactly a new Nexon EV. Confused? Let us explain. The company has announced the Nexon EV Prime, which is essentially a rebranded Nexon EV with additional features and a higher price tag.
Speaking of new features, what you get on the EV Prime is borrowed from the higher-end Nexon EV Max. These include multi-mode regen (four levels) with automatic brake lamp activation, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring via the smartphone app, and a host of smartwatch connectivity features.
What’s interesting however is Tata Motor’s decision to roll out these features to existing Nexon EV owners via a software update. This will start rolling out from July 25, and will be free of cost. The announcement also mentions that the additional controls and switchgear needed for the new features can be fitted at the service centres. But these fittings are likely to cost you some money.
Despite these new features, there’s no change in the spec sheet. Like the Nexon EV, the Nexon EV Prime is powered by a 30.2kWh battery pack producing 129hp and with a range of over 312km.
That said, the prices have gone up. Prices for the Tata Nexon EV Prime start from ₹14.99 lakh and go up to ₹17.50 lakh (ex-showroom).