Tata Motors has released a YouTube video wherein they have showcased a heavily camouflaged Tigor EV that will launch in India soon. Compared to the ‘XPRESS’, which is aimed at fleet customers, the Tigor EV will come with a larger battery pack indicating a more extended battery range and better performance.
Battery and Performance on the Tigor EV
At present, no details on the battery pack and electric motor are available for the Tigor EV. Still, it is safe to assume that it will share the same lithium-ion battery of 30.2kWh found in the Nexon EV. Power is sent to a permanent-magnet AC motor that puts 127bhp and 245Nm through the front wheels. While the Nexon EV boasts of a 0 to 100km/h time of 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 120km/h, the Tigor EV could do the same figures or just could be a tad bit faster owing to it being lighter (we assume). On a full charge, the electric SUV has a claimed ARAI range of 312 kilometres but, real-world tests indicate an average range of around 230 kilometres.
Similar to the Nexon EV, it could come with a single-speed gearbox with two driving modes on offer – Drive and Sport. Also, just as the electric SUV, the it could charge to 80 per cent in 60 minutes using a DC fast charger and could take around eight hours to charge from 20 to 80 per cent using a regular wall power socket.
Tigor EV Design
There cannot be a lot to mention presently about the Tigor EV as it was showcased fully camouflaged, but there are some distinctive features visible in the video. It does manage to differentiate slightly from its combustion-powered sibling with a redesigned front bumper, blanked out grille, L-Shaped DRLs with fog lights. Furthermore, it will likely offer subtle blue highlights on the outside of the vehicle like in the Nexon EV, with the wheel covers carrying a similar blue highlight.
Seeing how good the sales numbers of the Nexon EV is, it is safe to assume that the Tigor EV’s launch is right around the corner. When launched, the Tigor EV would be the only vehicle in its segment to offer an electric motor which could attract customers looking to reduce their overall cost of ownership expenses.