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TATA NEXON ELECTRIC VEHICLE

The Nexon EV features a 30.2kWh Li-ion battery paired to an electric motor rated at 129PS and 245Nm of peak performance outputs. It has a claimed range of 312 km on a single charge and the battery has an 8-year warranty along with an IP67 rating.

Overall, the Nexon EV looks similar to the standard Nexon albeit with an electric powertrain. The Nexon EV recently celebrated its 1st anniversary and currently leads the sales charts of EVs in India. Needless to say, it is one of the best electric cars in India.

HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC CAR

The Hyundai Kona Electric draws power from a 39.2 kWh battery that powers an electric motor that delivers 134BHP of peak power and 395Nm of peak torque. It has four driving modes – Eco, Eco+, Comfort and Sport and comes with paddle shifters for adjusting regenerative braking. The 0-100 km/h sprint time, as claimed by the company is 9.7 seconds.

It has an ARAI certified range of 452Km whereas you can expect around 350-360Km on a single charge in real-world driving conditions. Hyundai says there are three charging options available. The 50 kW fast charger can charge the car’s battery to 80% in 57 minutes. There is also the 7.2 kW AC charger available that Hyundai says can be installed in your home. The Kona Electric is a solidly packed car and with an impressive (claimed) range of 452km, it proves to be a solid offering.

MG ZS ELECTRIC VEHICLE

The ZS EV draws power from a 44.5 kWh battery pack paired with a synchronous motor. The maximum power output continues to be at 142 bhp and 353 Nm of peak torque. It has a claimed range of 419km which takes it very very close to the Hyundai Kona’s claimed one charge range of 452 km.

The 0-100 sprint time is claimed to be 8.5 seconds. MG had introduced the ZS following the launch of the Hector in India. With 419 km, it is a pretty impressive long-range car.

TIGOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Powering the Tigor EV is a 72V, 3-Phase AC induction motor. This motor gives a power output of 41 PS and 105 Nm of peak torque. While the figures may sound quite low, the electric motors still produce plenty of initial torque, making them quite quick despite having low power figures. The Tigor EV takes 12 seconds to reach 60 kmph from a standstill and has a top speed of 80 kmph.

The new long-range Tigor EV now gets a 21.5 kWh battery pack which can offer a range of 213 kms. Charging the car up to 80% will take around 6 – 8 hours with a normal charger and 1.5 – 2 hours if done with a fast charger. The claimed range on the Tigor EV is 213 km which is pretty decent considering the overall package.

 

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Maruti Suzuki five seater to be launched in India soon

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The Jimny has been around long enough in global markets for it to be time for a mid-life nip and tuck, but more importantly this also means that the 5-door Jimny is one step closer to making it to reality. The 5-door Jimny, introduced to India as the Sierra at the 2020 Auto Expo is ear-marked for India. Recent spy-shots reveal a few more details of the India bound SUV.

Like the Jimny Sierra, the 5-door version of the Jimny will be about 300mm longer than the 3-door both in terms of wheelbase and length. The Jimny 5-door will measure in at 3,850mm in length, 1,645mm in width and 1,730mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,550mm. Like the 3-door the Jimny 5-door will have a ground clearance of 210mm and weigh in a 1190kg, 100 more than the 3-door. In the India perspective, this means that the Jimny will come in under the 4-meter mark, although the 1.5 liter petrol motor in the Jimny is likely to negate the benefit of its overall length in terms of taxation.

In global markets the K15B 1.5 litre petrol is rated for 102bhp, although it will be interesting to see if Maruti Suzuki opt for the mild-hybrid powertrain that usually accomanies this motor in India. At present Maruti Suzuki uses this motor with the smart hybrid system in the Vitara Brezza, the S-Cross, the Ciaz as well as the Ertiga. It is likely that the Jimny 5-door will use the same 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter that we’ve seen on all the above cars.

Now it is likely that the 5-door Jimny will debut alongside the 3-door Jimny facelift globally with similar cosmetic tweaks. India has already been manufacturing the Jimny 3-door for export markets for some time now, and now we can confirm that the 5-door has been earmarked for a launch in India shortly after the global launch, either by the end of 2021 or early next year.

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