Tata Nexon gets four stars from Global NCAP
Tata’s quirky-looking compact-SUV shines at the Global NCAP crash tests
Over the years, we have been bombarded with reports of Indian cars being unsafe, but now, manufacturers seem to be taking safety quite seriously. In the recent past, a number of Indian cars have been deemed fairly safe by agencies like the Global NCAP, and another one has joined the list – the Tata Nexon. The compact-SUV scored four stars in the adult occupant category and three stars in child occupant category.
During the test, it was found that the Nexon provided enough protection to its occupants even at 64kph. It scored 13.56 points out of 17 in the adult occupant category and 25 points out of 49 in the child occupant category. Mayank Pareek, President, passenger vehicle business unit, Tata Motors, said, “The Global NCAP results are a reflection of our commitment towards bringing technologically advanced features which are safe yet stylish."
The Tata Nexon is equipped with safety features such as dual airbags at the front, ABS with EBD, park assist with camera, seat belt with pre-tensioners and load limiters, and so on. But, the most important thing is that features like airbags and ABS are offered across the variants as standard, which is quite a rare phenomenon for a car in this segment.
Launched in 2017, the Nexon is available with both engine options – a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol. Along with a range of variants (18 to be exact), the Tata Nexon has a starting price of Rs 6.15 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 10.59 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).