Tata Nexon EV vs Kia Seltos: Real-world Performance Compared

  • Mar 20, 2024
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This ICE vs EV faceoff results in an nerve-wracking real-world performance comparison

Tata Nexon EV vs Kia Seltos Perfomance Compared

The SUV market in India offers a diverse range of options, not only in body styles but also in powertrain choices. Although not direct competitors, the Nexon EV and the Kia Seltos are popular choices in their respective segments. Let's see how their popularity translates into real-world performance tests in this ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vs EV face-off.



Tata Nexon EV Long Range

Kia Seltos 

Battery pack/ Engine capacity

40.5 kWh

1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine

Power/ Torque

145 PS/ 215 Nm

160 PS/ 253 Nm

Drivetrain/ Transmission

Front-wheel drive

7-speed DCT

Claimed Range/ Claimed fuel efficiency

465 km

17.9 kmpl

Tata Nexon EV vs Kia Seltos

For this comparison, we have chosen the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine variant of the Kia Seltos. Both the Nexon EV and the Kia Seltos yield comparative power figures, with the Seltos producing 15 PS and 38 Nm more. With the specifications in place, let's take a look at the actual performance numbers we are here for.

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Performance Comparison


Tata Nexon EV Long Range

Kia Seltos

0-100 kmph

8.75 seconds 

9.24 seconds

Quarter mile 

16.58s @ 138.11kmph

17.19s @ 135.15kmph

100-0 kmph

40.87 metres

39.67 metres

Tata Nexon EV vs Kia Seltos

EVs, not equipped with a traditional transmission, deliver power instantly. This gives the Nexon EV an edge in this comparison, as it outpaces the Seltos despite the latter's higher power and torque outputs while achieving a lead of about half a second in both 0 to 100 kmph and quarter-mile performance.

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However, the Seltos excels in braking performance, with a stopping distance of 39.67 metres compared to the Nexon EV's 40.87 metres.

Tata Nexon EV vs Kia Seltos

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In terms of pricing, the Nexon EV ranges from Rs 14.49 lakh to Rs 19.29 lakh, while the Seltos is priced between Rs 10.90 lakh and Rs 20.30 lakh. The Nexon EV rivals the Mahindra XUV400, while the Seltos rivals compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Tata Harrier, and VW Taigun.

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