Tata Nexon, one of the highest selling sub-4m compact SUV in India has become quite popular in the Indian market. However, just like all other sub-4m compact SUVs in the segment, the Nexon does not offer a 4WD or 4X4 system that can help it through difficult situations. Here is a video of the Tata Nexon getting stuck at the high mountain pass, which looks like the Rohtang Pass.
Due to the fresh snowfall in the high mountain passes of the Himalayas, a lot of vehicles have got stuck recently. This Tata Nexon is halfway off the road and we are not sure how it reached in this position. The video does not show the vehicle slipping through the snow but only shows the rescue process. Since the Nexon is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the people present at the location showed their creativity to increase the traction on the front wheels. The video shows a few people getting on the front-end of the vehicle. This puts on extra weight on the front axle, that increases the overall traction. This worked quite well with the Tata Nexon and the car finally came out without much problem.
Since it is a high mountain pass and rescuing vehicles can be a big task here. If the vehicle had gotten badly stuck here, it could have been a different story. But the people show the presence of mind to put on extra weight on the front axle and save the vehicle from getting stuck.
What are the other ways of getting it out?
Well, such stuck vehicles can get out by using towing rope and help from other vehicles too. However, if there’s no help around, reducing the tyre pressure increases the traction. As low air pressure increases the overall surface area of the tyre and the vehicle gains more traction. If going on such snowy routes in a 4X2 vehicle, one should always carry a portable air pump that can be used to fill in the air. One can also use snow chains in such situations. Snow chains increase the traction by a lot and help the vehicle to grip to the slippery surface properly.
While driving in snow, people should ensure that the vehicle does not go off the road. On the off-tarmac surface where there is no tarmac, the snow can turn it into slush, which can make the vehicle stuck. Snow driving can be fun but it can go wrong too. It is always a good idea to be cautious than performing such rescues in the middle of nowhere.
Tata Nexon comes with both petrol and diesel engine options and both the engine options are quite capable. There is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and 170 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque. Both the engine options get 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT automatic transmission.