Possession Evaluation: My Tata Nexon EV Darkish Version


There wasn’t a lot between the Nexon EV and the ZS EV and a choice needed to be made. However, each the automobiles had been aggressive sufficient to trigger confusion.

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Take me house on nation roads:

Whereas residing in a village nestled between arecanut fields and paddy fields is exhilarating, there was a fly within the ointment. The Figo 1.5 AT we purchased in March 2020 for metropolis use turned out to be a incorrect resolution. The utilization of this automotive has elevated considerably to 40 km per day (from 6 km per day in Bangalore). After utilizing the automotive each day for a month, it made sense to cowl these many kilometers on slender roads (the place one typically has to step off the street to make approach for an oncoming automobile) and on muddy roads. Requires a number of persistence and the rising gasoline costs had been burning a gap in my pocket (the automotive gave a ‘wholesome’ mileage of 8kmpl). This use was to final for years to return and there was no respite from unhealthy roads or rising gasoline costs.

I had two choices, proceed with the Figo or change it with a gasoline environment friendly excessive GC automotive. Did some excel work to determine if utilizing Figo for some extra time is the most suitable choice financially. I used to be fairly profitable in convincing myself of my resolution to stay with the automotive by remembering the enjoyable to drive issue, security, energy, and so forth. However the climax got here within the type of Ford’s resolution to shut store. Whereas this should not have affected my automotive possession, I used this chance to re-convince myself to promote the automotive.

One high quality morning, I took Figo to Mysore, negotiated a very good value with Spiny, obtained the RTGS switch in my account, signed all of the paperwork, handed over the keys to them and returned house at midnight by ‘Karnataka Sarge’. All in sooner or later.

Figo – Throughout his go to to Mysore.

Lengthy story quick – I set myself up for one more automotive hunt.

The necessities had been easy – along with being comfy, protected and gasoline environment friendly, the automotive needed to stand up to 40 kilometers of each day rural use. I deliberate on retaining this automotive for so long as potential(!) and resale worth was not one of many major considerations. These necessities had been coinciding with what a big market EV needed to supply (Nexon EV, ZS EV and Kona) and I made a decision to solely consider EVs (at this stage, I need to admit that I’m fascinated by EVs and I wished to align myself with what the necessities are on the EV’s providing).

Of the three EVs, I made a decision to pursue the Nexon EV and ZS EV first, and the Kona later if the primary two did not swimsuit my wants.

take a look at drive:

Nexon EV: Known as the Tata showroom 50 kms away and was stunned to listen to that their department close to my village has additionally began coping with electrical autos. Obtained contact particulars of gross sales marketing consultant assigned to EVs and requested for a take a look at drive. And advised him I wish to drive the TD automotive for ~50 kms on the roads I drive every single day. He agreed with out blinking a watch and we agreed on the TD timeslot, which was after two days.

That day arrived and I used to be up to date as quickly because the automotive grew to become out there on the dealership. I wished to drive the automotive for the utmost distance potential. Though the SA provided to return house, I selected to drive to the dealership and take the TD automotive house.

The TD automotive was ~16000 kms on the Odo. No squeak or rattle. Clear exterior and inside (these white seats!) The automotive was handed to me with a SoC of 90% and confirmed a variety of 248 kms.

I drove the automotive for 55 kilometers on single lane roads, slender roads and dirt roads. The automotive was silent (typically with little or no cooling fan noise), speeds very quick and the eye magnet picked up. The MRF that got here with the automotive provided satisfactory grip (wheel-spins had been frequent in ‘S’ mode). After I returned the automotive to the showroom with a variety of 140 kms, the SOC was 60%.


  • Low cost to personal.
  • Snug seat.
  • Floor clearance of 205 mm.
  • Good journey and dealing with.
  • First rate characteristic record.
  • Good construct high quality.
  • Have been with TASS for over 4 years and are comfy with their service ranges.


  • Actual life vary of 200 – 220 km.
  • Lack of traction management.
  • Lack of cruise management.
  • All white interiors.
  • No selectable area.
  • Solely two airbags.

Nexon EV TD automobile charging at house.

There isn’t a earthing downside. Charging began after plugging in. The charger appears to take a very good quantity of abuse.

MG ZS EV: I visited the MG showroom after taking a previous appointment and the automobile was prepared for TD. SA gave the automotive a fast stroll via they usually drove the automotive for the opening kilometer to present a demo on the best way to drive the EV. Climbed into the motive force’s seat and instantly understood that it was enjoyable to drive (between the 2). A number of driving modes, select-able area, a number of airbags, cruise management, traction management and the ‘P’ on the gear selector added extra good vibes to the already higher expertise. The large battery with a further actual time vary of round 80 to 100 kms made issues much more interesting.

TD Automotive has lined 6000 kms on Odo. The interiors had been clear and good. The automotive had an SoC of 95% and confirmed a wholesome vary of 305 kms. The automotive got here with Michelin tires and the dealing with felt higher than the Nexon. The RPM needle swing gave the impression to be a murals. However, there was a slight rattle coming from the steering column and the rear suspension screaming on unhealthy roads. Additionally the sunroof motion was not silent.


  • Bigger battery and related larger vary (when in comparison with Nexon).
  • Greater ‘driver’s automotive’ quotient.
  • Improved inside, panoramic sunroof.
  • traction management.
  • Cruise management, Choose-able regeneration (KERS), Driving mode.
  • 6 airbags.
  • Michelin Tires.


  • Construct High quality: Squeaks and minor rattles will not be acceptable on a automotive with such a low run.
  • Much less floor clearance than Nexon.
  • MID want some higher graphics. The Nexon’s MID seemed higher (from my viewpoint).
  • excessive buy value.
  • Common rear seat consolation.

As soon as the take a look at drive was over, confusion arose. There wasn’t a lot between the Nexon EV and the ZS EV and a choice needed to be made. However, each the automobiles had been aggressive sufficient to trigger confusion.

Price ticket is your buddy.

The Nexon is less expensive than the ZS. About 4.5L cheaper than the decrease variant and eight.5L cheaper than the highest variant of the ZS (in comparison with the highest #Darkish variant of the Nexon). Although being cheaper, Nexon suited my wants and I made a decision to go together with Nexon.

Why Nexon:

  • It is low-cost to personal.
  • The vary covers my present and future wants. Even when I must go to Bangalore, there are three charging stations in Mysore, and I can cost in any of those and proceed my journey. (Both of the 2 automobiles must be charged someplace in between).
  • Tata Service Heart is simply 10 kms away (Not that they’ll be capable to repair each downside immediately).
  • I can stay with out cruise management and select-able uplift.
  • 2 airbags are high quality for me.
  • The ZS is a really succesful automotive. It’s higher than Nexon in some respects and lacks in some. I made a decision towards it primarily due to the excessive preliminary funding. Since EVs are nonetheless being developed, I wished to play protected by going the minimal viable route.

Why not the ZS EV (my POV):

  • It’s costly to purchase.
  • Much less floor clearance than Nexon.
  • Lengthy-term sustenance concern (particular person perspective).
  • Rattle and squeak noticed on low mileage automotive
  • I will not lie, its core even added some weight-age in deciding towards it.

Nexon EV Bookings:

i booked Nexon EV XZ+ Lux Darkish (Sure! 5 phrases / acronyms). The reserving course of was quite simple. Paid 21K reserving quantity and ready interval was 2 months.

I used to be advised a couple of ready interval of two months throughout reserving and the dealership tried to keep up full radio silence for this era. However, I ensured unrest by doing repeated follow-ups.

The dealership had just one reply to all follow-up actions – “Automotive Invoice Subsequent!” (The automotive shouldn’t be billed but!).

It was solely after contacting the TAMO officers that I might get a transparent timeline for the supply. Tata executives famous that they had been coping with semiconductor shortages, which might result in a delay of two weeks.

The SA known as after two and a half months and advised that the automotive has been billed and can attain the yard in a couple of days. This name was adopted by a couple of requests for cost and it was my flip to reply one – “Automotive nodida mele duddu!” (cash after wanting on the automotive).

The SA known as once more in a couple of days with a distinct reference. The automotive was lowered to the yard and ready for inspection. Walked into the yard that afternoon to get a primary glimpse of my newest journey.

Right here it was! A dusty black Nexon EV stands between a white Nexon EV and a Safari.

The automotive was 56 kilometers on the odometer. Felt this quantity was uncommon for a model new automotive. Cross verified with different EVs and every automotive had an odometer studying between 56 and 60 kilometres. Individuals within the yard identified that every one EVs include comparable readings as they’re examined (powered) on the manufacturing unit earlier than dispatching. A fast VIN test revealed that the automotive was manufactured in November 2021. Inspected the automotive from inside and located it passable.

Take a look at the odometer first.

Made positive the charging cable and wall field had been within the automotive as they need to be.

Legrand Wallbox.

Processed the stability cost and requested for supply on the auspicious day.

Arrived on the dealership at 10.30 am on the agreed day and was greeted by a garland Nexon EV.

The automotive was clear (with a couple of overloads of wax polish inside out) and prepared with 100% SoC. The SA gave full particulars of the automotive and defined all of the specs. The important thing was given each time I wished, together with a field of sweets. Handed SA a token of appreciation and a field of sweets and left the dealership.

The automotive was fitted with MRF Wanderer road tyres, which, as I observed in the course of the take a look at drive, didn’t maintain up effectively on gravel roads. Determined to right away change these tires to Michelin Primacy 4 ST. Went to my common tire store, offered MRF tires to Michelin, completed worship and went house.


Michelin primacy 4.

I used to be in a position to see a constructive change within the stage of grip instantly after the tire swap. The place the TD misplaced the automotive and the street noise (or no matter is left) was diminished by a very good margin, the automotive didn’t free traction.

The dealership has managed to supply a very good supply expertise. Accomplished all the fundamental formalities with none interruption.

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