The Tata Nexon has finally been tested by Global NCAP. The Made-in-India SUV has performed pretty well in the crash tests and has received a decent 4-star rating for adult occupant protection and a 3-star rating for child occupant protection. The body shell of the Nexon has been rated as ‘stable’.
These ratings were awarded based on the sub-4-meter SUV’s performance in a frontal offset test conducted at a speed of 64 kmph. The test was conducted at Global NCAP’s ADAC test lab in Munich, Germany. The Tata Nexon SUV comes equipped with a handful of standard safety features, including dual front airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and ABS. The crash test conducted by Global NCAP shows the SUV sustains maximum damage to its front-end and the engine compartment. There’s no dangerous intrusion into the cabin and the A-pillar doesn’t lose its structural integrity.
The test results also state that the Nexon offers good protection to the head and the neck of the driver and the front passenger. There’s also adequate protection for their chests. The test also shows that the Nexon offers good protection to an 18-month old child seated in a rearward facing child safety seat. Also, the ISOFIX forward facing seat offers good protection to the head and limited protection to the chest of the older child in the rear seat.
Speaking on the performance of the Nexon Compact SUV in the Global NCAP crash tests, David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP, said, “The 4 stars awarded to the Tata Nexon represent a very strong result from a major Indian car manufacturer. This impressive safety performance is comfortably above the new crash test standards applied in India to new models since October 2017. It is very encouraging to see Tata aiming high for safety and a great example for others to follow. The race is clearly on for India’s first 5 star car! ”
Dr Rohit Baluja, President of the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) said, “I wish to congratulate Tata on this very good result. It shows that ‘Made in India’ and high levels of safety go together well. With excellent efforts like this from Tata and the new crash test standards now applied by the Indian Government, we are going to see a steady improvement in the safety of new cars across the country and this will help to make our roads safer. ”
Source – Global NCAP on Youtube