Nexon EV Max vs MG ZS EV: The EV Battle
For quite a while now, Tata Motors’ EV portfolio has been receiving an overwhelming response from customers. But the bestselling Tata electric vehicle is the Nexon EV. In the EV segment in India, the Tata Nexon is one of the bestselling premium mass-market cars. If you compare it with the MG ZS EV, the starting price of the ZS EV crosses the Rs 20 lakh mark. And, if you speak of sales, the Tata Nexon EV has the leading figures. But that doesn’t indicate that the MG ZS EV is a bad vehicle. One of the primary reasons behind the short sales of the MG ZS EV is its price. However, these two vehicles are well equipped with features, comfort, and safety. So, let’s see how these EVs stack up against each other. Let’s begin!
The Range Game
Let’s begin with a bigger battery pack, unlike the Tata Nexon EV. On paper, the MG ZS EV boasts a 50.3 kWh battery pack that has a claimed range of 461km. This motor produces 173.83bhp and 280Nm of torque. The motor sends power to the front wheels, making it an FWD car.
On the contrary, the Tata Nexon EV has two engine options: a 30.2 kWh battery pack that produces 74bhp and 170Nm of torque; this unit has a claimed range of 312km.
Then another variant is the Tata Nexon EV Max, which has a larger battery pack of 40.5 kWh, capable of churning out 141bhp and 250Nm of torque. And the interesting bit is that the Tata Nexon EV Max takes less than 9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km/h!
As for the Tata Nexon EV Max range, it is 437km on a single charge, as claimed by ARAI. Moreover, if you want to get an estimated real-life range of the Nexon EV Max, then this Nexon EV Max review will come in handy.
As far as charging is concerned, the Nexon EV has two options: a 3.3kWh and a 7.2kWh fast charger.
Both vehicles sport a good number of features, be it comfort, entertainment, or safety. So, let’s begin with the homegrown EV.
The Tata Nexon EV Max gets a Harman-sourced 17.78 cm touchscreen infotainment unit with voice control, four speakers, and four tweeters. Passengers can also access Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Apart from that, comfort features include front ventilated seats, glove box cooling, all-four-power windows, auto HVAC, smart access card entry, keyless entry, hands-free tailgate, etc.
The sub-compact SUV also features an air quali EV Max Review ty control (AQI) display, a single-pane sunroof with tilt function, and a rear window wiper with a washer, among others.
On the safety front, the top model of the Tata Nexon EV Max gets hill-hold control, hill assist, an auto-anti-glare IRVM, traction control, ABS with EBD, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, etc. Furthermore, it has two airbags and, speaking of safety, the Tata Nexon EV Max’s safety rating is rated five stars by Global NCAP.
So, these are a few features of the Tata Nexon EV Max. Now, let’s continue with the MG ZS EV.
The MG ZS EV has a long list of features, which comprises a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, remote climate control, cruise control, etc. Furthermore, it has a 10.11-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides that, you’ll also get a wireless charging tray, electrically adjustable seats (front), leather upholstery, a digital instrument cluster, etc. To find out more about the inside-the-cabin experience, check out the 2022 MG ZS EV review.
On the safety end, the MG ZS EV features six airbags, brake assist, hill-hold control, ABS with EBD, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc. It also comprises a few ADAS features like a rear cross-traffic alert, an emergency stop signal, an emergency stop signal, a pedestrian warning system, and a 360-degree camera.
Moreover, the MG ZS EV’s safety rating is also on par with
Prices and Variants
As far as pricing is concerned, the ZS EV has two variants on offer: Excite and Exclusive. The former variant of the MG Astor’s price is Rs 22 lakh, while the latter variant is Rs 25.88 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi, as of August 2022.
On the other hand, the “Max,” or the long-range-spec variant of the Tata Nexon EV, is exclusive to the XZ trim. The starting ex-showroom price of the Tata Nexon EV Max is Rs 18.34 lakh for the base model, EV Max XZ Plus. And it goes all the way up to Rs 19.84 lakh for the top model, EV Max XZ Plus Lux Fast Charger. All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi as of August 2022.
In terms of rivalry in the EV segment, both these cars directly rival the Hyundai Kona. There are also other EV offerings in the Indian EV market that include the BMW i4, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and the Kia EV6, to name a few.
Apart from them, there will be more EVs that will make their way into the country. You can get a curated list of all the upcoming electric cars, MG cars, Tata cars under the “cars” category on autoX. For more automotive-related content, you can either go through the website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.