The Tata Nexon has been awarded a four star rating by the Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP). The Tata Nexon was launched last year and comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX mounts as standard. Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched the automatic versions but carried forward the same amount of safety equipment. The last time a Tata car earned four stars was when the Zest was crash tested by GNCAP in 2016.
GNCAP notes that the crash tested Tata Nexon’s body structure was stable. This is a good sign in case of a crash. The Nexon received four stars for the grown up occupant protection. This means a score of 13.56 with the highest being 17. Protection offered to the driver’s head and neck was very good, says GNCAP. Adequate protection was also noted for the chest of both the front occupants. The knees however could have an impact as there were dangerous obstructions behind the dashboard fascia, noted GNCAP.
In terms of child protection, the Nexon scored three stars out of five and a total of 25 points out of 49 available. While giving marginal protection to the chest of a 3-year old, the protection accorded to the head was rated good. For an 18 month old baby, the protection to both chest as well as head was deemed as good. All the aforementioned tests were conducted at the standard 64kmph speed.
Tata Nexon history
Tata Motors offers the Nexon with petrol as well as diesel turbocharged engines. Both the engines as well as the transmission are all-new. However, the Nexon is built on a modifed Tata Indica platform. It is the last of the legacy products. Currently, Tata Motors sells around 5,000 units of the Nexon each month. In some cities, there is a waiting period for the automatic trims. The general customer feedback about the Nexon has been very good overall.