The Tata Nexon has scored a five-star Global NCAP crash test rating, making it the first 'made-in-India; sold-in-India' vehicle to do so. Global NCAP had previously done a crash or safety test of the Tata Nexon, back in August 2018. However, the compact-SUV from Tata Motors scored only a four-star-rating; still an impressive score.
The latest Global NCAP video is that of the updated model of the Tata Nexon. It succeeded in getting the top score in the crash tests, thanks to the newly-added seatbelt reminder feature for the driver and front passenger. This is a standard fitment across all variants.
The latest Global NCAP safety results of the Tata Nexon also prove how well built the modern products from Tata Motors are. The brand has introduced their flagship Harrier and we expect it to feature the same, or even better, levels of safety as that of the Nexon. Read our detailed review of the new Tata Harrier to know more.
David Ward, Secretary General, Global NCAP was extremely impressed with the Tata Nexon's performance. "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 engineered in 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'," he said.
In the crash tests conducted in August, the Tata Nexon had "Marginal" protection to the front passengers' thighs. Now, it has been rated as "Good". In addition to this, the Tata Nexon's structural integrity has been declared as "Stable" in the 64km/h offset deformable barrier impact test. At three stars, child occupant protection rating has remained the same as before.
The Tata Nexon is powered by either a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine or a 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel. The turbocharged petrol engine makes 108bhp and 170Nm of torque, while the diesel unit pushes out 108bhp and 260Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated to a six-speed manual or its respective AMT.
The Tata Nexon has once again proved its worth and also set a new benchmark for its competitors, as well as the Indian automotive market in general. With a starting price of just over Rs 6 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi), the Tata Nexon has become an even more compelling choice in its segment. The latest Global NCAP crash test results of the Nexon have also raised the expectations for the new Tata Harrier!