A Tata Nexon that was involved in a crash with a Toyota Fortuner not only kept all its occupants safe but also sent the bigger SUV rolling over four times due to the impact
There have been numerous cases of owners of Tata Nexon appreciating the strong build of the SUV for keeping them protected in a mishap. As we were browsing through such cases, an incident that caught our attention was of a Nexon keeping all its occupants safe even after colliding with a Toyota Fortuner.
While there aren’t many details of how this accident happened, what’s known is that the impact was big enough to send the Fortuner rolling over as many as four times. Both the vehicles sustained major damage from the collision but thankfully, all the occupants of the Tata Nexon didn’t sustain any injury. Unfortunately, there’s no information on the condition of the passengers of the Fortuner.
It may be noted here that the Toyota Fortuner is not only a bigger and a bulkier vehicle than the Tata Nexon, it’s also not unsafe by any stretch of imagination. In fact, the impact of the two SUVs was so severe that the insurance claim for repair of Toyota Fortuner turned out to be a whopping Rs 11 lakh. The only reason for the T-Fort rolling over multiple times is its high centre-of-gravity and, of course, the angle of the impact.
It must be noted here that the Tata Nexon is the first car from an Indian carmaker to have bagged a full 5-star score in the Global NCAP crash tests. Helping the SUV attain a high safety rating is its high-strength steel structure and a handful of safety aids, including traction control, roll-over mitigation, emergency brake assist, hill hold control, electronic brake disc wiping, and brake pre-fill. While these features are available only on the top-spec trims, ABS with EBD, dual-front airbags, reverse parking sensors, front seat belt alerts and high-speed warning alerts are on offer across all variants.