Tata Nexon is one of the popular SUV in the sub-4 meter segment. It has been known for its build quality and has a huge fan base. It has scored 5 star rating in Global NCAP crash test and is one of the safest vehicle in its segment. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahndra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment. The upcoming Kia Sonet is also a competitor to the Nexon. Tata Nexon received minor updates in terms of design and features as part of the BS6 transition earlier this yar. Tata Nexon comes with a lot of safety features like airbags, ABS, ESP and traction control and here we have a video that shows how the traction control works in Nexon.
The video has been uploaded by Sassy Hills on their Youtube channel. The video shows how the traction control interrupts and helps the car gain grip. Traction control is actually a very important feature and some of the vehicles come with an option to turn off this system. However in Nexon, Traction control is always on. The vlogger initally approaches a steep section of the road with some momentum and that helped the Nexon climb up the road very smoothly.
However the next time around, the driver brought the vehicle to the foot of the steep section and started accelerating. As Nexon did not had the momentum this time, it was unable to climb smoothly. Instead, the front wheel on the left side started spinning vigorously. The wheel of the right side was not spinning and was finding grip or traction. The ABS was interrupting on the left wheel that was spinning and was trying slow it down so that the car doesn’t go out of control.
Tata Nexon is a good compact SUV and even the base trims offer these safety features. The Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. Petrol version uses a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine and the diesel version uses a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel unit. The petrol engine makes 108 Bhp of peak power and 170 Nm of peak torque while the diesel makes 108 Bhp of peak power and 260 Nm of peak torque. The Nexon is the only vehicle in this segment that offers an AMT gearbox option in both petrol and diesel engine options.