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Tata Nexon first Indian compact car to score 5-stars rating in Global NCAP Test

Tata Nexon: Following the Nexon’s 4-star result earlier this year, Tata Motors has improved a number of safety features

Earlier in the year, the Global NCAP had crash tested the Tata Nexon SUV as part of its #SaferCarsForIndia campaign. Back then, the Nexon had scored four stars in the adult occupant protection category. Tata has since made a couple of changes to the Nexon, which have now pushed the adult occupant protection rating of the SUV to five stars.

Tata Nexon becomes first Indian car to get five star Global NCAP’s coveted five star crash test ratings on Friday.

This compact SUV from Tata Motors scored full points for Adult Occupant Protection and three stars for Child Occupant Protection.

Following the Nexon’s four-star result earlier this year, Tata Motors 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.

In addition the Nexon was required to pass a side impact test meeting UN95 side impact protection requirements.

Tata Nexon first Indian compact car to score 5-stars rating in Global NCAP Test

In comparison, Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza, which is one of the Nexon’s direct competitors, carries a 4-star rating for adult occupant protection and a 2-star rating for child occupant protection.

Mahindra’s recently-launched people mover Marazzo scored a 4-star rating in the same test for adult occupant protection. For child occupant protection, it was given a rating of 2 stars.

“The protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection while passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. Driver and passenger’s knees showed good protection The bodyshell was rated as stable and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. The car offers standard SBR (seatbelt reminder) for driver and standard ABS. The car offers SBR for the passenger but it does not meet Global NCAP requirements” said Global NCAP.

David Ward, Secretary General at Global NCAP, said: “This is 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 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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