Tata Nexon secures 5-star Global NCAP rating under new protocol

The rating is applicable to Nexons produced after August 8, 2023; child occupancy rating has improved.

By Rivan RS, Autocar India calendar 14 Feb 2024 Views icon4175 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Tata Nexon has added another feather in its cap by securing a 5-star rating from Global NCAP yet again, albeit under the more stringent norms that came into effect in 2022; the compact SUV had previously scored a 5-star rating in Global NCAP in 2018. The Nexon facelift that was launched in September 2023 was a part of the last batch of vehicles sent to the road safety organisation, along with the Harrier and Safari facelifts.

 

Tata Nexon Global NCAP rating explained

Global NCAP says that the Nexon has achieved the second highest score ever for adult and child occupant safety in its ‘Safer Cars For India’ campaign that began 10 years ago. Despite the more stringent norms, the Nexon was awarded 32.22 points (out of a max of 34) for adult occupancy protection (AOP), and 44.52 (out of 49) for child occupancy protection (COP), which has resulted in the 5-star rating.

In the front impact, side impact and side pole impact tests, the Nexon provided at least adequate protection in all aspects, except for the chest area in the side pole test. More importantly, the Nexon facelift betters its predecessor’s child occupancy score by a large margin; the Nexon was given 3 stars for COP in 2018. For both the 3-year-old and 18-month-old dummies, the Nexon was said to provide almost full protection in the front impact tests, and offer full side impact protection.

For reference, the Harrier and Safari facelifts also received 5 stars for AOP and COP, with scores of 33.05 points and 45 points, respectively. The 5-star Global NCAP rating for the Nexon facelift also bodes well for the compact SUV's Bharat NCAP rating, as Tata's range-topping SUVs achieved the same here.

Tata Nexon safety features

With the facelift, the Nexon range gets six airbags, ESC, seatbelt reminders, ISOFIX anchors and a passenger airbag disabling switch as standard, and these have helped it achieve this result. In addition, Global NCAP also said Tata’s compact SUV meets UN127 and GTR9 requirements for pedestrian protection.

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