Earlier this year, Global NCAP tested the Tata Nexon which scored 4 star in adult safety and 2 start for child safety. Tata went ahead and improved a number of safety features including Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) for both driver and passenger as standard across variants. This improvised the safety levels of the Nexon.
Global NCAP crash tested the Nexon and the Nexon gained 5 star safety ratings. The crash test included a side impact test meeting UN95 side impact protection requirements. Although the Side impact test results are only valid for Nexon units produced from 7th, 2018 onwards.
Undoubtedly, the Nexon has become the safest car from an Indian Car Maker making Tata Motors to become the first manufacturer to get 5 star safety ratings for its Car. The Nexon scored 5 star safety ratings for the adults while it gain 3 star for child occupant. The Nexon was tested with front seatbelt pretensions, driver frontal airbag, front passenger frontal airbag, SBR, Isofix anchorages, and ABS (4 channel). Although, there was no side and driver knee air bag.
The Global NCAP results showcased that Nexon provided protection to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver and passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. Driver and passenger’s knee showed good protection. The bodyshell was rated as stable and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. Footwell area was rated as stable. The car offers standard SBR (seatbelt reminder) for driver and passenger and standard 4 channel ABS.
The child seat for the 3 year old was installed forward facing with ISOFIX and top tether and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact with good protection for the head while marginal protection to the chest. The 18 month old CRS (child restraint system) was installed with ISOFIX and leg support rearward facing and it showed good protection for head and chest. The recommended CRS did not show incompatibility. The installation instructions on both child seats were not permanently attached to the seat. The vehicle offers standard ISOFIX and top tether anchorages in the 2 outboard rear seats.
David Ward, Global NCAP Secretary General said, “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. Congratulations also to Mahindra for their first four star result. 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 have 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.”
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