Tata Nexon EV Coupe concept to be unveiled on April 6

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The production Nexon EV Coupe could go on sale early next year.

Tata Motors has confirmed that it will unveil an all-new electric SUV concept on April 6, 2022.  Sources tell us that this all-new EV SUV concept will preview the upcoming Nexon EV coupe. As exclusively reported by us earlier, the carmaker is working on a stretched version of the Nexon as a mid-size SUV with a Coupe body style. While the concept will showcase the electric version Tata Motors is likely to have IC powertrains also developed for the new SUV.

As reported by us earlier, Tata’s original plan was to unveil the Nexon Coupe as a concept at the 2022 Auto Expo scheduled to take place in February. However, with the Auto Expo now postponed to January next year, the company has decided to unveil the new SUV in concept form. The market launch is still sometime away, and we expect to see the Nexon Coupe in showrooms not before 2023.

  • Tata Nexon Coupe to be unveiled on April 6
  • Production version will likely have electric and IC powertrains
  • Could go on sale next year

Tata Motors Nexon EV Coupe: what do the teasers reval

Not much is revealed in the teasers, but it is clear that the new concept will be sharply styled. The front, which is partially shown, features slim DRLs, and a strip connecting them. One can also see triangular lights below. The teaser also shows certain elements like raked roof and alloys. The concept could also feature new elements not seen in other Tata cars. Given how many Tata production cars have closely resembled the concepts, we can expect a lot of the Nexon Coupe’s design to filter into the production version.

Tata Nexon Coupe: design and technical details

The Nexon Coupe will come as a Creta-rivalling mid-size SUV, which will be based on the same X1 platform as the Nexon. Sources tell us that the wheelbase is approximately 50mm longer, achieved by a change to the wheel geometry, whilst the overall length is around the 4.3 metre mark which in terms of size, puts the of the Nexon Coupe smack in the middle of the mid-size SUV segment.

According to sources, the Nexon Coupe would be launched as an EV first. There are no details on the powertrain but it is safe to assume that it will use the same electric drive as the current Nexon EV but with a larger 40kWh battery pack which is expected in the upcoming long-range Nexon EV. It is also likely that the new SUV will feature an upgraded version of the standard Nexon EV’s electric motor with more power and torque than the current 129hp and 245Nm output.

When it comes to IC powertrains, the bigger Nexon Coupe may get a larger 1.5-litre turbo-petrol which the company is understood to be moving ahead with developing. It will also likely carry forward Nexon’s 1.5-litre diesel unit but with upgrades to make it compatible for the upcoming BS6 Stage 2 norms.

Tata Nexon Coupe: expected launch time frame

After the concept’s possible unveil on April 6, the production-version is likely to go on sale in early 2023. It is likely that Tata will showcase it at the 2023 Delhi Auto Expo in production form, and it may go on sale soon after. On its arrival, it will take on the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It will be the sole coupe-styled SUV in this price bracket. Mahindra has also greenlighted the coupe version of the XUV700. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the new crop of coupe-styled SUVs in this price segment. 

Also see:

Tata Nexon EV review, test drive

Tata Nexon EV waiting period crosses six months; 13,500 units sold

Mumbai Coastal Road drive in a Tata Nexon EV – video

 



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