Tata is expected to launch the 2022 Nexon EV and Tiger EV this month with a large battery pack capable of long drive range on a single charge
Tata Motors is all set to unveil the conceptual version of the midsize SUV Coupe based on Nexon tomorrow. Starting the new financial year at a strong stage, the domestic manufacturer is currently the country’s best-selling passenger electric car maker and is expected to launch two more zero-emission vehicles this month.
The brand has asked us to block the dates of April 20 and April 28, 2022 for ‘two more exciting press events in EV space this month’ as it is said to be embarking on an exciting journey. We expect the 2022 Tata Nexon EV to be updated with a long-range battery pack before the arrival of the Tigor EV on April 28 with a larger battery pack.
The long-range variant of the Nexon EV is expected to be sold alongside existing models with a 30.2 kWh battery pack. The updated electric SUV may not have any dramatic visual changes as the front fascia with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, tri-arrow pattern on the front bumper, coupe-like roof, blue accents, etc. will continue.
It will be underpinned by the same modified X1 platform and the list of features may see minor updates. A larger 40 kWh battery pack is expected to power the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and for better braking ability, disc brakes may be offered on four wheels as the carb weight can increase up to 100 kg.
To accommodate larger batteries, the floor pan can be changed and thus the bootspace can be slightly compromised. This will probably enable the claimed range of about 400 kilometers on a single charge and thus the real-world range of 300-320 kilometers is expected. Tata posted its highest annual EV sales of 19,106 units on FY22 – 353 percent more than FY21.
A few days ago, Tata delivered 712 units of Nexon EV and Tigor EV in one day in Maharashtra and Goa. In August 2021, the company introduced the updated Tigor EV (26 kWh battery and 306 km range) and it also improved the sales volume. The long-range Nexon EV will compete closely with the facelifted MG ZS EV with a claimed range of 461 km in a much lower price bracket.