Tata Nexon is India’s first and only 5-star rated car when it comes to safety. Global NCAP awarded the perfect rating to the sub-4m compact SUV last year after Tata updated the vehicle and Global NCAP tested it again. Tata has released a video that highlights ten safety features of the Tata Nexon.
The video shows that the Tata Nexon has a fortified cabin. It should be noted that Global NCAP rated the structure of the vehicle as stable, which shows in the high-speed impact during the crash test. Other features include seatbelts, dual-front airbags, ISOFIX mounts for the child seat, four-channel ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, reverse camera, cornering stability control, front fog lamps with cornering assistance, voice warning for various alerts and driver & co-driver seatbelt reminder. Most of these features except for the reversing camera and the front fog lamps, every other feature is standard across all the variants of the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon scored a high of 16.06 points out of 17 to get the perfect five-star rating. It is the only made-in-India car to get such a high rating from the global testing agency. The agency always takes the base variant level of testing, which proves the true mettle of the Nexon.
The Tata Nexon has become the second best-selling car in the segment after the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It overtook the sales of the Ford EcoSport, which is quite an achievement for the car. The Nexon is the first-ever sub-4m compact SUV from the brand and is an all-new vehicle launched by the brand in the Indian market. It gets a value-for-money price tag and the base variant of the Nexon is priced at Rs. 6.23 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Tata Nexon gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants get the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates a maximum of 108 Bhp and a peak torque of 170 Nm. The diesel variants get powered by 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 108 Bhp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. Both the engine options are offered with 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed AMT gearbox.
Tata recently also added a speed warning system to the Nexon, which is controlled by the ECU and makes continuous warning sounds when the vehicle exceeds a certain speed. There are beeps every minute at 80 km/h and continuous beeps after the vehicle cross 120 km/h.
The Tata Nexon also gets features like floating-type infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It gets a segment-best 8-speaker system that offers an immense sound experience. Tata is also expected to launch a high-performance JTP version of the Nexon in the coming times and it will get similar body kit like the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP.