Take a look this modified Tata Nexon EV, it now gets a set of bigger alloy wheels, wider and stickier tyres, bigger brake rotors and more.
Tata Nexon EV is India’s first high-voltage EV. Also, it is one of the best electric SUVs that are currently on sale in the country. With a starting price of Rs. 13.99 lakh, it comes up as one affordable offering too. However, there aren’t many examples of the Nexon EV that you can spot on the roads yet. But, we came across one modified Nexon EV via a YouTube video, which was uploaded by Hemank Dadbhade. He is the same man who runs Northway Motorsport, which has converted Maruti 800 and Chevrolet Beat to pure EVs in the past. This time around, Hemank has bought himself a top-spec Nexon EV, which he modifies in the video.
It can be seen in the video, the car now gets a set of bigger 5-spoke alloys wheels with low-profile rubbers. We are not aware of the exact tyre size, but they look likes 18-inchers. The next modifications that can be seen in the video are the brake rotors and callipers. From the factory, the Nexon EV comes with ventilated discs at the front and drum brakes at the rear. However, the owner feels that the brakes are not good enough for the power and torque output that Nexon EV generates. Thus, he has upgraded to bigger, drilled and slotted rotors.
Also, the single-piston OEM-spec brake callipers are now replaced with 6-piston callipers. The rear drum brakes are left as is since it is a front-wheel-drive car. To fit the massive brake rotors, a lot has to be changed on the mounting assembly. The rotor came with a mounting plate with 5 stud holes at different PCD. Hence, 4 holes at 108 PCD had to be drilled by using a bench drilling machine.
Overall, Nexon EV looks quite good with these modifications in place. Talking of the powertrain, the Nexon EV comes with a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that powers a permanent magnet type synchronous motor, which puts out 129 PS of peak power and 245 Nm of max torque. This setup is fairly potent in terms of driving range as well, as Nexon EV gets an ARAI-claimed range of 312 kilometres.