Tata Nexon was the first India-made car to score a 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests.
According to World Road Statistics (2018), India has the highest number of road accidents among 199 countries. According to World Health Organisation, 11% of the total road deaths happen in India. With such high road statistics, it isn’t surprising to see plenty of road accidents filling up our news feed every day. Here, we have one such incident involving a Tata Nexon.
The accident seen in the images here involved Surinder Shan, a resident of Jammu. He was driving from his hometown to Doda when his car lost control near Batote and fell down a 20-foot drop. Thankfully, the man escaped unscathed, and he later took to facebook to praise the Nexon’s build quality for keeping him safe during the fall.
From the pictures, it can be seen that the car has rolled over on its roof. Thankfully, the A- and B-pillars don’t seem to be crushed (at least not noticeably), and the door was thus able to open, allowing Mr. Shan to stumble out of the car. The rear windscreen seems to have shattered during the impact, and the parcel tray is seen popping out of the hollow of the tailgate.
No comments can be made about the driver, as there are no details about the speed at which the car tumbled or about his sobriety during the accident. Still, we would like to point out that the majority of accidents can be prevented if the driver practices caution. Speeding and negligent driving is perhaps the biggest cause of road accidents.
Tata Nexon is a sub-4-metre SUV built by Indian carmaker Tata Motors. The car was first introduced in 2017 and was given a mid-life facelift in 2020. This particular car is an old one, much like the accident itself (2018 to be exact). It is also a petrol-powered version, as evident one of the pictures. It was powered by a 1.2-litre, turbocharged, inline-3, petrol engine, capable of generating 110 PS and 170 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. Tata Nexon was also the first India-made car to score a 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests.