Tata Nexon First Indian Car To Get Five-Star Safety Rating
New Delhi: Tata Motor’s Nexon scored five stars for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection. Following the Nexon’s four-star result earlier this year, Tata has improved a number of safety features including making a Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) for driver and passenger a standard for all variants of the model.
Tata Nexon offers good protection for both adult head and neck, marginal protection for the driver’s chest and adequate protection for passenger’s chest. The pedals of the car showed some risk for the lower legs due to their displacement. The 18-month-old child dummy received good protection while the 3-year-old child passenger showed high readings in chest and head exposure.
David Ward, General Secretary, Global NCAP said, “This a huge landmark for car safety in India. 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’. Global NCAP is looking forward to many more Indian five star cars and further improvements in both pedestrian protection and crash avoidance,” the General Secretary added
Notably, the increasing awareness towards safety has prompted carmakers to come with features like dual airbags and ABS as standard. This is evident from the better scores that Indian cars have got in recent tests conducted by Global NCAP.