Tata Nexon.ev Vs MG ZS EV: Comparison

  • Tata Nexon EV is the most popular electric SUV in the segment
  • MG ZS EV offers higher range and more equipment
  • Nexon EV comfortably undercuts the MG ZS EV in price

Tata Nexon.ev Vs MG ZS EV: Comparison

The world of electric vehicles (EVs) is going through a paradigm shift. As more and more manufacturers join the revolution, the competition is becoming fierce forcing legacy manufacturers to introduce new and updated version of the electric SUVs. Two cars that stand out on this front are the Tata Nexon.ev and the MG ZS EV. While MG has constantly updated its model with new features and safety tech, Tata Motors has changed the game by introducing the Nexon in an all-new avatar as the Tata Nexon.ev.

In this story, we will look at the design, interior, features and safety tech offered by both these SUVs to understand how they stack up.

Tata Nexon.ev Vs MG ZS EV: Exterior

Tata Nexon.ev VS NMG ZS EV

On the outside, both SUVs exude a completely different identity. While the freshly design Tata Nexon.ev is sharp with its muscular and sporty design that appeals to youngsters, the MG ZS EV takes the poised route with its long nose and subtle curves giving it a larger car appeal.

Up front the new Nexon.ev features a split LED headlamp setup with a connected LED DRL at the top and the main headlamp unit mounted on the bumper. The grille has shrunken in size and replaced with a large plastic element housing the brand logo while the lower air dam features a new design. Moving to the sides, the Tata SUV features a raked stance with a muscular shoulder and a gloss black DLO along with a new 16-inch alloy wheel. At the rear, the updated SUV features a connected LED brake light bar and wrap-around LED tail lamp.

Compared to the Nexon.ev, the new MG ZS EV is longer (4.3m vs 3.99m), taller (1.65m vs 1.61m) and features a longer wheelbase (2.58m vs 2.49m). The longer dimensions give the car a poised look along with a large blanked-off grille and sleek hawk-eye headlamp. The side profile of the EV features a prominent shoulder line along with bulging wheel arches and aero-optimised alloy wheels. Moving back, we once again see the hawk eye detailing in the wrap-around LED tail lamp along redesigned bumpers.

While both vehicles are attractive in their own rights, the Nexon.ev has wooed customers with its modern appeal.

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Tata Nexon.ev Vs MG ZS EV: Interior and Features

Tata Nexon.ev VS NMG ZS EV- interior

Similar to the exterior, the in-cabin experience on both SUVs offers a vastly different appeal. While the MG ZS EV’s interior is elegant and functional, the Nexon.ev offers a tech-laden and airy appeal. Common elements between both models include a digital instrument cluster, a large touchscreen infotainment system and leatherette upholstery. While the MG SUV keeps its basic in terms of tech, the Tata takes it up a notch with a coloured driver display with multiple modes and full map view, we also get a larger 12.29-inch free-standing unit with u to 9 speaker setup compared to the ZS EVs 10.1-inch unit with 6 speakers.

Other key highlights of the 2023 Tata Nexon.ev include a two-spoke steering wheel, multiple drive modes electric sunroof and ventilated front seats among others. As a consolation, MG cars provide the new ZS EV with a panoramic sunroof, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat to lure customers.

Overall, both SUVs are handsomely equipped on their own terms. Both offer a lot of standard interior and safety features including up to 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, three-point seat belts for all occupants with seat belt reminders and more. While the Nexon.ev stops there, the MG ZS EV takes it further with the ADAS 2.0 active collision avoidance system. This safety suite provides the SUV with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear collision warning, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control among others.

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Tata Nexon.ev Vs MG ZS EV: Powertrain and Price

Tata Nexon.ev VS MG ZS EV - powertrain

In terms of powertrain options, Tata Motors offers two battery pack options with the Nexon.ev (30 kWh and 40.5 kWh) that is rated for 127 bhp and 142 bhp respectively. These battery packs offer a range of up to 465 km/full charge.

What the MG ZS EV lacks in other departments, it makes up in the powertrain unit with a segment-leading 50.3 kWh unit that produces 174 bhp and up to 419 km/full charge.

With two battery pack options, Tata Motors has been able to position the Nexon.ev more effectively at a lower starting price of Rs 14.74 lakh (ex-showroom), compared to the ZS EV's steep Rs 22.88 lakh price tag.

So overall, Tata Nexon.ev feels like a more complete car with its modern design, tech-laden cabin and choice of two battery packs for more competitive pricing. But for those looking to buy a new car with ADAS and a larger battery pack, the MG ZS EV is the best buy.

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