Check out this Tata Tigor (pre-facelift model) that got rear-ended by a truck but still managed to keep its occupants safe.
Road safety has been a huge concern in India. In 2018 alone, nearly 1.51 lakh people died due to road accidents. Statistics for 2019 haven’t been released, but road etiquettes seemed to have improved slightly after the Motor Vehicles [Amendment] Act came into effect, although we can’t be sure until we see the numbers. What we can be sure of is that it’s better to be in a safer car during an accident. Here, we have a Tata Tigor (pre-facelift model) that was involved in a massive accident with a truck but managed to keep its occupants safe.
As per the report, the Tata Tigor was rear-ended by a truck, which then toppled over away from the car. In the pictures, we can see that the impact with the truck has damaged the Tigor severely. The rear end has crumpled, and even the doors are bent out of shape. The bonnet of the car has also been impacted, and even the roof is slightly bent. The front windshield is cracked, while the rear windshield and all the windows have completely been shattered. Thankfully, the passenger cabin seems to have been spared of the brunt of the impact, and all the occupants have been reported to be safe.
Safety has always been Tata’s strong suit, and the company had created a lot of headlines with the Nexon, which became the first Indian car in India to have a 5-star adult occupant safety rating, followed later by the Altroz. Even the now-discontinued Tata Zest (with dual airbags) had managed to bag a 4-star safety rating. Currently, both the Tigor and the Tiago have a 4-star safety rating, which is quite impressive.
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The pre-facelift Tata Tigor was available with two engine options. The first one was a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine. It was capable of generating 85 PS and 114 Nm. The second one was a 1.05-litre, inline-3, turbo-diesel motor with 70 PS and 140 Nm on tap. A 5-speed manual gearbox came as standard, while a 5-speed AMT was also provided as an option.