Updated On: 8 October 2021 Sutanu Guha
Tata Nexon EV spearheaded Tatas EV movement as the first electric SUV for the masses with a starting ex-showroom price from Rs 13,99,000. It also debuted with a new exterior design, that makes the current facelift Nexon look sharper and agile. To make matters more interesting, Tata has also launched Tigors EV version, which has a starting ex-showroom price cheaper than the Nexon. This makes the Tigor EV currently the most affordable electric four-wheeler at Rs 11.99 lakhs. And given how EVs are becoming popular, and gradually more relevant. How does these two stack up against each other? Let's find out in our Tata Tigor EV vs Nexon EV Comparison here.
Price-wise, the Tata Tigor EV is more affordable. It is available in four trims: XE, XM, XZ+, and XZ+ DT. All four trim models can be availed in either Tatas signature teal blue or Daytona grey. Ex-showroom prices start from Rs 11.99 with the base XE model and the fully-loaded, range-topper XZ+ DT Tigor EV with dual-tone exterior costs Rs. 13.14 lakhs, ex-showroom price.
|Tata Tigor Trims||Ex-showroom Price + Accessories|
|XM||Rs. 12, 49,000|
|XZ+ DT||Rs. 13,14,000|
On the other hand, the Nexon EV is available in five trims: XM, XZ+, XZ+ Lux, and the special edition Dark XZ+ and Dark XZ+ Lux. The base Nexon EV XM starts with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 13.99 lakhs. The newly launched special Dark edition Nexon EV Dark XZ+ Lux tops the list with a starting ex-showroom price of Rs. 16.85 lakhs. The extra price tag is justified with more standard features.
|Tata Nexon EV Trims||Ex-showroom Price + Accessories|
|XZ+ Lux||Rs. 16,65,000|
|Dark XZ+||Rs. 15, 99,000|
|Dark XZ+ Lux||Rs. 16,85,000|
Summary: The Nexon EV is available in three trims, but this time gets two more special Dark edition models. The Tigor EV is available in four trims with the advantage of one dual-tone exterior colour treatment.
The Tigor EV is powered by a 26 kWh battery lithium-ion pack, and with the new Ziptron powertrain gets a permanent synchronous motor. This powertrain comes mated to a single-speed automatic transmission, and the total power and torque outputs are at 74.7 Ps and 170 Nm of torque. The Tigor EV takes 5.7 seconds to finish the 0-60 km/h streak, which is quite impressive, given that it will be quicker than its ICE counterpart.
The Nexon EV on the other hand gets a bigger 30.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack that powers a 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor, mated to the same single-speed automatic transmission. It helps the Nexon produce an estimated 129 Ps of power and 245 Nm of torque, which in turn enables it to finish the 0-100 km/h streak in 9.9 seconds.
|Specs||Tata Tigor EV||Tata Nexon EV|
|Battery Capacity||26 kWh||30.2 kWh|
|Motor Type||Permanent Magnet Synchronous||3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
|Transmission||Single Speed Automatic||Single Speed Automatic|
|Power||74.7 Ps||129 Ps|
|Torque||170 Nm||245 Nm|
|0-60 km/h||5.7 secs||NA|
|0-100 km/h||NA||9.9 secs|
Summary: The Nexon EV gets a bigger battery, and a three-motor set-up, which helps it produce more power and torque than the Tigor EV. The Tigor EV is comparatively smaller, hence why produces less power.
Both the Tata Tigor EV and the Tata Nexon EV models share the same revised Tata X1 platform that debuted with the Indica way back in 1998. However, both have different body styles - while one is a crossover SUV, the other is a mid-size, compact sedan.
The Tata Tigor EV has a kerb weight of 1235 kgs which is200 kgs heavier than the Tigor petrol AMT. The ground clearance also drops down to 172 mm, from the petrol Tigors 205 mm, due to the addition of heavier batteries. In addition, the Tigor EV rides on standard 14 tyres. Aside from that, the length x width x height of the Tigor EV remains the same at 3993 x 1677 x 1532.
In its SUV configuration, the Nexon EV is heavier than the Tata Tigor with a kerb weight of 1400 kgs. Just like the Tigor EV, the additional weight of the batteries also reduces the Nexon EVs ground clearance by 4 mm. And just like the Tigor, the length x breadth x height of the Nexon EV remains the same as its regular counterpart.
|Dimensions||Tata Tigor EV||Tata Nexon EV|
|Ground Clearance (mm) (unladen)||172||205|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||1235||1400|
|Boot Space (litre)||316||350|
Summary: Interestingly, despite the difference in body styles, both the Tata Nexon EV and the Tata Tigor EV measure the same length at 3993 mm. And both gain additional kerb weight because of the heavy battery pack.
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With a comparatively cheaper price tag, the Tata Tigor EV does miss out on some good luxury features that are standard on the Nexon EV. But it has an equally convincing feature list as well.
The base Tigor EV XE trim gets access to fully automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat, dual airbags, and ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control. Further up the trims, the Tigor EV gets an 8.89 cm ConnectNext Infotainment system by Harman, which can be further upgraded to a 17.78 ConnectNext floating dashtop touchscreen. The standard premium 4-speaker Harman sound system available with Tigor XM trim gets upgraded with additional 4 tweeters in XZ+ trim slotted just above. The range-topper XZ+ further gets rear parking assist and an optional dual-tonne glossy black roof.
The Nexon EV on the other hand is comparatively loaded. For, the base Nexon EV XM gets additional drive modes, keyless entry & push-button start. The XZ+ trim further gets you a standard dual-tone roof colour, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a camera-based reverse park assist. The top-of-the-line XZ+ Lux adds a sunroof, premium leatherette seats, automatic rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps.
Summary: Feature-wise, the Tata Tigor EV could have done better, especially with its interior. For starters, theres no leather-wrapped steering wheel or leatherette seats on offer throughout the Tigor EVs line-up. The Nexon EV feels like a much better package and even packs in a proper value for money.
Theres no doubt about the fact, the Nexon EV is more luxurious with a better list of standard features list than the Tigor EV. The former does cost more than the latter, but that price feels justified. But where both find it difficult is the viability of being an EV. Given the current infrastructural situation with regards to EV charging stations, and proper grid-lock concerning the same. Thus at a point in time, it feels that the Tigor EV is more of an experimental vehicle that is here to warm the segment of the affordable EVs.The Nexon EV is more of a glimpse into how luxurious Tata will make their EVs.
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