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Tata Nexon EV Max: Impressions of a WagonR owner

Ground clearance of the EV Max has been reduced as compared to the standard Nexon EV.

BHPian rkmunjuluri recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Just now finished the test drive of Nexon EV max. Both me and my wife liked it and below are few pros and cons from my point of view. Explored Eco mode at level 2 regeneration and driven may be a km with city mode and regen at level 1.

PROS

  • Suspension felt better than Nexon EV. May be added weight is helping in this? Do not know.
  • Ventilated seats are very nice, we switched off the AC for 50% of the drive and kept the ventilation in level 2 and it was very pleasing and comfortable.
  • AC was powerful and we switched it off as the weather was very pleasant and 19 c inside the car was too much for us to take.
  • Autohold is a bliss and it doesn't crawl/roll, once you remove the leg from brake after getting the car to standstill. Was very helpful in stop and go traffic on outer ring road.
  • Though the floor height is increased, the seat reclined positions in both front and rear helps with comfortable seating posture.
  • 4 Disc brakes are very powerful, you will need some time to adjust to it.
  • Adjustable regen modes are bliss and it was almost one pedal drive because of this except for spots where the traffic was stand still.
  • Auto IRVM is good and big enough to cover entire back.

CONS

  • Ground clearance is reduced, the SA mentioned near the battery it is only 190 mm. So at the front and rear it is 205, but in the middle it is 190. But I feel that is good enough as currently I drive WagonR (10 years old) and I never scraped its bottom with only 165 mm ground clearance. (I try to avoid bad roads and have never done off roading)
  • For people with motion sickness, backseat will be tricky. If they don't incline with the backrest and try to sit in upright position, they will end up having a bad day. (my wife almost puked)
  • No USB ports to charge phones in front or back. (only one port in front and I would count it as i would use it for android auto for navigation)
  • Wireless charging doesn't work well, it keeps disconnecting for my samsung S21+ (yes I had taken the phone out of casing and tried)
  • The boot floor used to cover the spare wheel is very cheap. It broke when the SA opened it to show me the spare wheel. (Tata motors for a 20 lakhs car we expect better)
  • Mileage is highly susceptible to how you drive, when I got the car for TD it was showing 161 wh/km or 6.2 kms/kwh. Translating to roughly 250 kms range. We drove in eco mode and after 22 kms of TD with only AC on for 6 kms and for rest seat ventilation on with windows open, we were able to get average of 111 wh/km or 9 kms/kwh. Translating to 360 kms of city range. So my bet is we can extract atleast 320 kms in city and 270 on highway runs, driving it like an ICE car for sure.

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