Ungenerous rivals coughed at it and nobody gave them a chance. However, its success would have taken them by surprise. In fiscal 2022, the electric version was instrumental in making nexon the countrys best selling suv the companys electric car rush has been relentless. Last year it upgraded the tigar compact sedan with ziptron technology. They have gone a step further with the nexon now adding a new variant altogether. The company could have been a bit more innovative while naming the car, but the bigger battery does address the mood point of an ev range so on the hottest day of the year. In delhi, we took the car out for a spin to find out what it was all about. What changed? From the visual point of view, the changes on the evmax over the regular nexon iv are not too significant, both on the outside and inside on the inside. The changes are a bit more cosmetic, given that the car costs significantly more than nexon ev. The company has done well to add features like ventilated seats, wireless charging and a new dual tone: beige color theme. There are also some additional bits like jewel: control, knob in the middle for drive mode selection and an air purifier. Further, the car comes with three drive modes: eco city and sports, each with distinct driving dynamics and varying battering range. However, there has been no alteration in dimensions. Other additions include four region mode levels that calibrate how much energy is recovered to recharge the battery pack when braking or cruising at level 3.

The region is significant, so much so that the rear brake lights get activated so that any tailing vehicle is worn. Despite the bigger battery pack, there is no change in boot space capacity, which remains the same at a generous 350 liters. There are some annoying bits, though. The fit and finish of the interior cabin leave a bit of room for improvement. This is a vehicle that will cost close to 20 lakh on road in most places in india, and the cabin does not feel plush enough for a car of that price. Given this weight of fire incidents in electric vehicles, a real time, temperature gauge for the battery would have been helpful. Now to the most important part of the story. The evmax gets a 40.5 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery pack compared to the 30.2 kilowatt hour pack of the nexon ev, which has resulted in a 40 increase in range from 312 to 437 kilometer. In real time, road traffic and conditions. You will struggle to get even 400 kilometers, but 300 kilometer should be possible, while full use of eco mode with level 3 region may get cautious drivers a range of up to 350 kilometers with some spirited driving. We got a range of about 282 kilometers. At the same time, the car gets around 40 ps more power than regular nexon ev. The evmax produces 143 ps compared to the 129 ps of the older one. The evmax can now sprint to 100 kilometer per hour in nine second versus nine point three seconds.

While the top speed of the regular nexon ev is capped to 122 kilometer per hour, tata motors have raised it to 140 kilometer per hour in the ev max allowing customers to drive on expressways, as in the case with nexon, eb. The instantaneous torque characteristic of the ev makes this one two a fun car to drive, especially in the city. The drive modes do change the character of the vehicle in the eco mode. One doesnt get the rush of acceleration, but you get the maximum juice from the battery. The city mode provides a balance between both and is perhaps the one that would be used most. The sports mode is where the full force of the motor can be felt, and it is quite a surge tata has done well to provide disc brakes on all tyres which is particularly needed in this mode. So whats the verdict on the vehicle tata has launched the evmax with only two variants against three of the nexon avs, as there is no base xm variant as a result, the premium it charges over the regular variant is about rupees 1.55 lakh. Consumers also need to pay an additional 50 000 for the 7.2 kilowatt ac fast charger, which is not available for nexon, eb customers. However, it is definitely worth the premium for the bigger battery and higher range plus, a smattering of extra features, with no comparable ev from any other brand in sight. It is also a segment of its own.

It does fit in well between the nexon, ev and mg. Zs ev some consumers may be tempted to stretch over to the zs, which offers an even bigger battery range power and better interiors with a guaranteed range of 300 kilometer plus. It is more practical and suits range anxiety in a big way for those not looking at combustion engine vehicle star there arent too many options, but before the real evs, those that are built from scratch and offer a range of over 500 kilometers come around. This is the best the market can offer and for those still sitting on the fence on the ice versus evp bay, evmax doesnt, quite settle it heavy duty. Users who love to hit the highways would still feel shortchanged on the range for most practical consumers, though there is little to complain about. It is not quite a home run, but nexon evmax ticks all the boxes.

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