Tata Motors has added another feather to its cap, with the Nexon scoring 4-stars in Global NCAP tests. The Nexon has scored the highest marks amongst other vehicles in its class in the adult occupancy protection, with a score of 13.56/17.00. It also got a 3-star rating in child occupancy protection with a score of 25/49. With this, the Tata Nexon has become one of the front runners in terms of providing safety to its occupants.
The adult occupancy protection records the head, neck and chest protection in the event of a crash and the test is carried out by crashing the car at 64kmph into an offset deformable barrier. The test concluded that the bodyshell is stable.
For the adult occupancy protection, the report says, ‘The protection offered to the driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver and passenger chest showed adequate protection. Driver and passengers’ knee could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard which is supported by the Tranfascia tube. The bodyshell was rated as stable and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. The car offers standard SBR for driver and standard ABS.’
According to Global NCAP for the child occupancy protection in the car, ‘The rearward facing child restraint system (CRS) installed with ISOFIX anchorages showed good protection to the 18 months old child, while the ISOFIX forwards facing installed CRS offered good protection for head and limited protection to the chest.’ But the chest protection for a three-year old child is vulnerable, with good protection for the head in front facing front position, seated at the rear.
The Tata Nexon used for the crash test was equipped with dual front airbags, dual front pretensioners, ABS, EBD and ISOFIX anchorages. The Nexon has several safety elements like crash-locking tongue which prevents the uncontrolled forward movement of the occupant to prevent injuries, pedal blockers to prevent the feet injuries in the event of an unfortunate crash for the driver footwall area, says Tata Motors.
David Ward, secretary general of Global NCAP said, “The 4 stars awarded to the Tata Nexon represent a very strong result from a major Indian car manufacturer. This impressive safety performance is comfortably above the new crash test standards applied in India to new models since October 2017. It is very encouraging to see Tata aiming high for safety and a great example for others to follow. The race is clearly on for India’s first 5 star car! ”
Earlier this year, The Tata Nexon took away the Design of the Year, Compact SUV of the Year and also the Car of the Year titles at the 10th Times Auto Awards that was conducted in partnership with evo India and Fast Bikes India.
Here’s the video of the crash test: