Nexon, the first compact SUV from Tata Motors has been gaining a lot of popularity since its launch. The maker had shown the Nexon concept model at the 2014 Auto Expo and the production version was unveiled later at the 2016 Auto Expo. The first batch was made available in the Indian market in September 2017, and since then, there is no looking back for the Nexon.
Besides being an affordable crossover with great quality and design, the Tata Nexon has widely been appreciated for its safety features. Here’s a sneak peek of all the safety features that the Nexon has on offer.
Tata Nexon Key features
Before having a look at the safety aspect, let’s have a look at the key features of the Tata Nexon.
The compact SUV is available in both the engine options – 1.5L turbocharged diesel and 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine. However, both the engines give a maximum output of 110 bhp power. As far as Torque is concerned, the diesel variant has 260 Nm, while the petrol variant has a maximum of 170 Nm. Both the engines are paired with a six-speed manual transmission system.
Tata Nexon petrol offers a smooth drive in the cities, however, it becomes a bit difficult to pull on the uphill. Overall, the diesel variant seems to be smooth in all the driving conditions, while the petrol variant is a bit under power.
Tata Nexon is easy to drive, even on the congested roads of India. The manufacturer has improved a lot with the Nexon as the car comes with a cabin which is quite noise-free. However, the suspension system is very rigid and people sitting at the back will feel jerks even in case of minor jumps.
The compact SUV car from the Tata Motors scores quite well when it comes to the stability. Steer is quick in handling while the gear shift could have been a bit smoother. The higher ground clearance, along with different driving modes, allows the driver to drive confidently in all the landscapes. You can read about these features in detail at Autoportal.com.
Cars from Tata Motors are best known for having ample interior space. The front seats are reasonable, however, a bit of more depth could have increased the comfort level to the feet and the same is the case in the back seat. The rear seat also has a cup holder and a pullout armrest. The front AC is good enough for the car’s size, moreover, rear AC vents are also available.
Tata Nexon comes fitted with some advanced safety features which makes it one of the safest cars to drive in this segment. Dual frontal airbags are offered as standard safety to the driver and co-driver for crash protection. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) with corner stability control is present in all the variants of the car. Advanced ultrasonic sensors with rear camerahas been installed in the car for hassle-free reverse and parking. Moreover, adjustable front seatbelts and ISOFIX Child restraint system for rear seats are also offered for the utmost safety.
How good is Tata Nexon?
The Tata Nexon features almost everything and therefore, it is probably the most feature-rich vehicle in its segment. The price of the car is around INR 6 lakhs for the base model.
The compact SUV comes as a great option for the looking for a feature-rich car for city driving as well as long drives.
Tata Nexon is giving a tough competition to the highly successful Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza and Ford Ecosport. Both the blockbusters witness a sale of more than 10,000 units a month. Tata Motors has surely gone beyond everything to ensure that it leaves an impression in the first look and in the first drive. Yes, there are few areas where the makers could have gone a one step ahead, but overall, the Tata Nexon is the new gold standard for this very popular subcompact segment.