In what could be described as good news for the automobile industry and crash safety results, Tata Motors has created history with the Nexon by grabbing positive results at the crash test by Global NCAP. The Nexon was tested for front and side impact crash tests and secured an overall score of 16.06/17.00 along with five stars safety rating.
The Nexon scored five stars in adult safety protection and 3-stars in child safety protection. All variants of the Nexon have complied with the five star adult protection and 3-star child safety protection. The news of the vehicle securing 5 stars is an applauding welcome against the earlier four stars it achieved in the crash test in 2014.
.Speaking about this new achievement by the Nexon, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President – PVBU, Tata Motors, said, “The Indian car-buyers are increasingly rating safety as one of the topmost parameters while making a car purchase. We are elated to receive the highest ever safety rating from Global NCAP, for the Nexon. The Global NCAP results are a reflection of our commitment towards keeping Safety as the first priority. With these test results, the Nexon becomes the first car in the country to achieve a full 5-star adult safety rating and emerges as India’s Safest Car, in terms of crash safety”.
Dual airbags have been standard right from launch
Ever since its launch in the Indian market, Tata has armed the Nexon with dual airbags and ABS as standard, following the crash test in 2014, the company released an updated Nexon that came with seat belt reminders for driver and passenger that boosted the safety levels of the SUV. This has been made possible by the state of the art digital simulation techniques and numerous safety related tests, leveraging the company’s decades of experience.
This is a huge landmark for car safety in India. Congratulations to Tata Motors for achieving India’s first five star rating for adult occupant protection. The Nexon was enginerired India and this shows the huge capability of the domestic industry to achieve excellence in safety design and performance. With the Nexon, Tata has shown the global car industry that to achieve five stars you can “Make in India”. Global NCAP is looking forward to many more Indian five star cars and further improvements in both pedestrian protection and crash avoidance” said David Ward, Global NCAP Secretary General.
According to Mr. Rajendra Petkar – Chief Technology Officer, Tata Motors Limited – “Tata Motors has a legacy of making safe & durable vehicles and this’ Global NCAP result affirms that TML has the technology and commitment to make the best of global safety accessible to Indian customers. With Tata Nexon, we continue to take leadership role in vehicle safety. We are extremely happy to receive this certification from Global NCAP. This achievement is the result of the relentless hard work put in by our engineers who have gone into every minute details of form, joinery, profile, material using advanced digital simulation techniques and numerous safety related tests leveraging our decades of experience. We at Tata Motors believe in working persistently towards producing cars which are compliant for a safer tomorrow.”
Speaking of the safety features, in addition to ABS and EBD, the Nexon also comes with corner stability control as standard. On the other hand child safety door locks, voice based alerts, rear parking sensors, front fog lamps with cornering assistance; ISOFIX child safety seats, day/ night inner rear view mirrors and rear defogger are offered on higher trims.
The Nexon’s earlier score of 3-star safety rating for child seat has remain unchanged from the 2014 crash report