Top-spec Tata Nexon EV vs Base-spec MG ZS EV: Go Top-spec And Small Or Base-spec And Big?

  • Mar 19, 2024
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Recently, MG has given the ZS EV a new base-spec variant, which undercuts the Tata Nexon EV’s top model

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The Nexon EV is undoubtedly the most popular EV in the Indian car market, with its compact size suited for our roads, the modern technology it packs, and impressive claimed range for the price point. However, to spice things up, MG recently introduced a new entry-level Executive variant for the ZS EV, undercutting the Nexon EV’s top model pricing.  

Should you go top-spec with the Nexon EV Empowered Plus or step up a segment to the ZS EV’s base Executive model? Let’s find out:

Price


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Car Variant

Tata Nexon EV Empowered Plus LR (With 7.2kW Charger)

MG ZS EV Executive 

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 19.29 lakh 

Rs 18.98 lakh

The top-spec Nexon EV will cost you around Rs 31,000 more than the base variant of the MG ZS EV.


Dimensions 

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Dimensions 

Tata Nexon EV Empowered Plus LR

MG ZS EV Executive 

Length 

3994 mm

4323 mm

Width

1811 mm

1809 mm

Height 

1616 mm

1649 mm*

Wheelbase

2498 mm

2585 mm

Boot Space

350 L

448 L

*With roofrails

 

The MG ZS EV clearly emerges as the longer and taller SUV when compared to the Nexon EV, which is a sub-4 metre offering. That said, the Tata SUV is wider by a smidge than the MG ZS EV. 

The ZS EV stands out with its larger boot space of 448 L, compared to the smaller boot of the Nexon EV. 

 

Features

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Equipment 

Tata Nexon EV Empowered Plus LR

MG ZS EV Executive 

Headlights

LED Headlamps with connected LED tail lamps

LED Headlamps with LED tail lamps

Digital Driver Display 

10.25-inch fully digital

7-inch digital display

Sunroof

Yes (Single-pane)

No

Rain Sensing Wipers

Yes

Yes

Wireless Phone Charging

Yes

No

Speakers

9-speaker JBL sound system with  subwoofer

4 speakers

Touchscreen Infotainment system 

12.3-inch 

10.1-inch

Rear AC Vents

Yes

Yes

Reverse Parking Camera

360-degree camera

Yes

Rear Disc Brakes

Yes

Yes

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes

Front Parking Sensor

Yes

No

Ventilated Seats 

Yes 

No

Air Purifier

Yes

No

Airbags 

6

6



The obvious winner here is the Nexon EV in its top-spec variant. The Nexon EV bags almost all the latest tech that you can expect at the price point. Clearly, the MG ZS EV’s equipment list for the base model does not prove to be a match for the similarly priced Nexon EV. However, the base model of the ZS EV does feature soft touch materials, making the cabin feel premium and upmarket.



Powertrain

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Tata Nexon EV Empowered Plus LR

MG ZS EV Executive 

Battery Pack 

40.5 kWh

50.3 kWh

Power 

143 PS

177 PS

Torque

215 Nm

280 Nm

ARAI-claimed range

465 km

461 km

 

The MG ZS EV offers a bigger 50.3 kWh battery pack compared to Nexon EV’s smaller 40.5 kWh battery pack. The power and torque output for the MG is significantly higher than the Nexon EV, making it feel quicker and more thrilling to drive. The higher power output also helps the ZS EV to reach a higher top speed of 175 Kmph, while the Nexon EV tops out at 150 kmph.

That said, while its e-motor is more powerful, the Tata SUV has a slightly better claimed range. 

Charging time 

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The Nexon EV takes around 4 hours 20 minutes to recharge itself from 10-100 percent using a 7.2 kW A.C. charging unit.

The MG ZS EV, on the other hand, takes up to 9 hours to go from 0-100 percent using the 7.4 kW A.C. charging unit. 

The Nexon EV takes 56 minutes to charge from 10% - 80% using a fast charger, while the MG ZS EV can go up to 80 percent in 60 mins using a fast charger.

 

 Verdict 

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If you are in the market for a well-equipped feature-loaded EV that has all the latest tech, look no further than the Nexon EV. On the other hand, if you need something bigger, with a better road presence and a more powerful motor, but willing to compromise on niceties, the MG ZS EV should be on your list. 

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