Can the Tata Nexon Electric take on the Kia Seltos Diesel in a drag race? The results are quite surprising.
The Tata Nexon EV is one of the best-looking sub-4 meter SUVs in the market. It also comes with a 5-star safety rating. The electric car is powered by a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) that offers 127bhp and 240Nm. It combines a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a single-speed transmission. The ARAI-certified mileage for the vehicle is 312km. However, it is a little heavier than the petrol variant (at 1400kg) but offers a top speed of 120kmph.
On the other hand, the Kia Seltos Diesel is powered by a 1.5-liter oil-burner engine that offers 115 PS and 250 Nm. On the other hand, the petrol model packs a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine (115 PS, 144 Nm) or a 1.4-liter Turbo with direct injection (140 PS, 242 Nm). All engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 7-speed DCT, or a CVT transmission option. A new video tests the car in a straight-up race. Let us find how Kia Seltos Diesel Vs Tata Nexon Electric Car Drag Race turns out:
As you see in the YouTube video shared by Arun Panwar, the fight is essentially between an electric vehicle and a diesel car. Before the race started, the AC in both cars was turned on. The Tata Nexon EV in Sports mode was a clear winner in the first round. However, there was a certain lag in the electric vehicle in the beginning. In the second round, the Kia Seltos Diesel was once again left behind. The electric car quickly zipped ahead of the Diesel model. While many people still hesitate about electric vehicles, the Tata Nexon EV was a clear winner, despite low pickup. Tell us what do you think of the Kia Seltos Diesel Vs Tata Nexon Electric Car Drag Race.
The Tata Nexon EV is priced between Rs 14.24 lakh and Rs 16.85 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes in three trims: XM, XZ+, and XZ+ Lux. The 5-seater car takes eight hours to charge from 20 to 80 percent. It can be charged from 0-80 percent in 60 minutes. Just like the petrol variant, the electric SUV comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 8-speaker Harman sound system, electric sunroof, leatherette-wrapped steering wheel, blacked-out ORVMs, 16-inch alloys, and more. Safety features include cornering stability control, dual front airbags, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. You also get an 8-year standard warranty and an IP67 waterproof battery pack. However, it lacks the Xpress Cool feature (cools down the cabin quicker) and the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).