Tata Nexon SUV has scored 4 stars in crash testing conducted by Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP). Tata Nexon SUV was launched in India in 2017 and is being sold with frontal double airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and ISOFIX seats as standard features from the base variant. This helped Tata Motors to achieve a strong result of four stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection.
Global NCAP's crash test results further said that the Nexon SUV offers good protection for head and neck for both driver and passenger. The tests were conducted at a speed of 64 kmph - off set deformable barrier crash test.
David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP applauded Tata Motors efforts and its progressive approach on building safe cars and said that this performance by Nexon SUV is above the new crash test standards applied in India to new models since October 2017. He further said, "The race is clearly on for India’s first 5-star car! ”
Tata Nexon SUV crash test results:
On the Adult Occupant side, the Tata Nexon crash test data showcases Driver and passenger chest showed adequate
protection. Driver and passengers’ knee could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard which is supported by the
The bodyshell of Tata Nexon SUV was rated as stable after the crash test and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. The car offers standard SBR for driver and standard ABS.
Isofix anchorages on the Tata Nexon with Isofix child restraint systems helped the SUV to gain three-stars for child occupant protection. The rearward facing 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.
Congratulating Tata Motors, Dr Rohit Baluja, President of the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) said that Nexon takes Made-in-India and safer cars go together well. He is also confident that the new crash testing norms being set by the Indian Government will see a steady improvement in the safety of new cars across India making roads safer.
The government of India will soon make crash testing of cars and SUVs mandatory with Bharat NCAP by 2020. Over the years, Global NCAP has crash-tested many made-in-India cars including Maruti Suzuki Swift, Renault Kwid, Volkswagen Polo and many others and Tata Nexon has secured the most stars by any Indian car.