This 4-star rated Tata Nexon met with an accident and proved that it is not much different than its 5-star rated version.
Tata Nexon was the brand’s response to the ever-increasing competition in the sub-4m compact SUV space. The car was launched in September 2017 and it is almost 3 years old now. In this period, Nexon became one of the best-selling products from Tata Motors' stable. The Nexon is loved for the sense of safety it offers. We came across an incident, where a Nexon owner ‘Dilpreet Singh’ met with an accident and walked out of the car without any injury, whatsoever. He says that it is the car that saved his life.
The car suffered major damages on the driver's side.
The accident took place in Delhi-NCR while Singh was driving on a narrow road. It was when another vehicle from the opposite direction approached Singh. And, in a bid to avoid a head-on collision, he steered the car off the road. The car then hit a barricade, which was there to safeguard a tree. As a result, the car overturned to the driver’s side and suffered a major impact on its roof.
Singh explained that since it was late in the night, he had to come out of the car by himself through the passenger side door. While the accident took place, Singh claims that the speed of the vehicle was around 60 kmph, which isn’t slow for a narrow road. But the car absorbed the impact in a well-behaved manner. The pillars of the car were intact even after overturning on to a side. Also, the driver's airbag was deployed at the right moment, which Singh claims, worked in his favour.
It can be seen in the pictures that the accident took place late in the night.
It should be noted that this particular Nexon is a 4-star rated car as it is a November 2018 model. The Nexon achieved a 4-star rating in August 2018. It was rated with 5-stars only when it went to the Global-NCAP testbed again in December 2018. However, the only change that the 4-star and 5-star rated cars possess is the inclusion of ABS intervention at the rear wheels and a seat-belt reminder for co-driver seat. Rest everything remains identical on both the cars.