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Tata Nexon climbing up a slippery road shows why ESP is so important

Nexon, the first-ever made-in-India 5-star rated by Global NCAP is known for its build quality among other things. Nexon offers a range of safety features and even with the base variant, Tata offers features like ABS and EBD, ESP, dual airbags, Electronic Traction Control and more. While most of us do not get to use the safety features and do not get to know the uses, here is a video that explains how ESP can be helpful on the slippery surfaces!

The video made by Sassy Hills shows Tata Nexon going on a slippery incline. That’s when the traction control system interrupts and ensures that there is enough grip available to the tyres. The video shows the Tata Nexon approaching the incline with momentum and climb up the road quite easily and smoothly.

To show the traction control’s use, he then approaches the same incline but stops at the start of the incline. After losing the momentum, he starts the climb and the video shows that the front left wheel spinning without any traction. However, the right side tyre did not do any such thing. The video shows that the system was working on the left wheel so that the wheel gets enough traction. That’s how the ESP works by detection the loss of traction in the wheels and then interrupting to ensure that the wheel does not spin aimlessly.

Tata’s ESP system cannot be turned off in the Nexon. In many other vehicles, there is a way to turn it off whenever the driver feels like driving enthusiastically and do some wheel spins. Nonetheless, traction control system is a pretty important feature to have, especially of you stay in the area where it rains a lot. Even in lose gravel and sand, traction control can come into play and helps the vehicle to remain in control.

The Nexon is one of the popular choices in the sub-4m compact SUV segment. It competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, and the likes. It is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants get the 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 110 PS and peak torque of 170 Nm. The diesel variants get the 1.5-litre engine that generates the same 110 PS but the torque is much higher and peaks at 260 Nm. Both the engine options offer manual as well as AMT automatic transmission. In fact, the Nexon is the only vehicle in the segment to offer AMT with both the engine options in the segment.

Earlier this year, Tata launched a refreshed variant of the Nexon with a few visual changes and updated petrol engine that now offers more power. Tata also offers an electric version of the Nexon and it is the best-selling EV in India at present. Next year, Tata plans to launch the all-new HBX concept based production vehicle, Tata Gravitas, and turbocharged variant of the Altroz petrol with DCT automatic transmission.