The Tata Nexon has become the first made-in-India car to receive the 5-star rating from the NCAP safety rating agency. Tata has started their marketing campaign around the new achievement and it has released the first TVC with the 5-Star rating.
The TVC shows the Tata Nexon doing stunts around the big block letters which form the phrase – “Tata Nexon, India’s Safest Car”. The Tata Nexon received the G-NCAP rating last year after the vehicle was re-tested by the agency. Previously, the Tata Nexon was awarded 4-star rating after which Tata updated the features of the Nexon, which helped it get the one extra star. It also gets Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) for the driver and passenger as a standard for all the variants of the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon received 16.06 points out of 17 in the re-test. The Nexon’s body shell, platform and the structure are marked safe. The Tata Nexon received full-channel ABS as a standard feature, which helped it get the 5-star rating. Additionally, it gets the dual front airbags and ABS as standard. Apart from the perfect 5-star rating, the Tata Nexon gets child safety rating of 3 stars. The Nexon also passed the side impact test, which is the part of UN95 requirements.
The Tata Nexon has become quite popular in the market. It has replaced the Ford EcoSport to become the second best-selling sub-4meter SUV in the market. The Nexon is powered by two engine options. It gets a 1.2-litre turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and a peak torque of 170 Nm. The diesel variants of the Nexon get powered by the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. Both the engine options get a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic AMT transmission. It is the only car in the segment that gets AMT automatic transmission with both engine types.
The Tata Nexon gets a host of features on the inside too. It gets 3 driving modes including Eco, City and Sport mode. Changing the engine modes alters the power output of the engine that in turn allows optimum use of fuel. The Nexon also gets a floating-type infotainment screen that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system. The system plays audio through the 9-speaker system sourced from Harman. It is one of the best audio systems in the segment.
The Tata Nexon takes on the vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and upcoming Mahindra XUV 300. It offers unique styling with three-tone body colour. It also gets 16-inch alloy wheels. The sub-4meter compact SUV is also expected to get a high-performance JTP version later this year.