- The new Nexon EV Prime will start from Rs 14.99 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Tata Motors will provide a software update to existing Nexon EV owners on July 25
- The Nexon EV Prime retains the electric motor and battery from the standard Nexon EV
The Tata Nexon EV has been rebranded as the Nexon EV Prime, with the manufacturer also adding some new features. This new variant will be available in a total of five versions, with the range starting from Rs 14.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). Features like Cruise Control, Multi-Mode Regen, Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (iTPMS), and others are accessible with the Nexon EV Prime.
Existing owners of the Nexon EV — around 22,000 of them — can get these additional features through a software update, Tata Motors said. Customers can get the update for free on July 25 but will have to pay for any future updates. This suggests that Tata Motors has a few more updates on the horizon for Nexon EV customers.
While a few interior upgrades are in place, the Nexon EV Prime uses the same 129 hp electric motor. This is paired with a 30.2 kWh battery and a range of 312 km, as per ARAI standards.
The four-level regenerative braking system from the Nexon EV Max also makes its way to the Prime version. Owners can further access smartwatch-based connectivity features, while the aforementioned iTPMS system uses the smartphone app. Tata said it would conduct a programme/workshop in a bid to educate Nexon EV customers about the new features.
Customers may need to take their vehicle to the nearest service location for any hardware additions. But some of these installations may require payment.
Tata Nexon EV incident in Mumbai
The Tata Nexon EV was in the news a few weeks ago for all the wrong reasons. A resident of Vasai in Mumbai started seeing warnings on the EV’s dashboard and immediately got in touch with the Tata Motors service location. The driver was then instructed to exit the vehicle for safety reasons. It didn’t take long after this for the car to be in flames, reportedly due to a battery issue.