The Tata Nexon is currently one of the safest vehicles you can buy in India under Rs 15 lakh. Time and again it has proven its safety in accidents, and today we came across another one where the Nexon kept all its occupants safe.
If you’re in the market for a new sub-compact SUV and are not interested in the Hyundai Venue, Renault Kiger, or the Kia Sonet, then the Tata Nexon is a great choice in the segment. The SUV comes with flexible engine choices, class-leading safety features, feature-loaded trim levels, a spacious cabin with great build quality, and eye-catching prices. The Nexon received a mid-life facelift in 2020 that gave the SUV a redesigned front-end and added more up-to-date features. Consumers reacted positively to the redesign, leading to the Nexon posting its best-ever sales. Today we came across this Nexon filled with occupants that met with an accident with a truck.
The picture has been uploaded by Tata Nexon Owner’s Club India on Facebook. The driver was with his family in the Nexon and was crossing the road when a drunk truck driver hit the SUV on its side at a speed of 60 kmph. As you can see in the picture, the driver’s side ORVM has been broken and the window glass had been shattered. But other than that, the Nexon bore the brunt of the accident very well with the front fender and the driver’s door having crumpled a bit to absorb the effects. The Nexon’driver reported that everyone in the vehicle was safe and didn’t even suffer any minor injuries. The accident showcases why a safe and sturdy vehicle can save your life. The Nexon is currently one of the safest vehicles under Rs 15 lakh you can buy in India. The SUV was also the indigenous vehicle to score a full 5-star crash test safety rating in adult protection from Global NCAP.
The Tata Nexon is available with two engine options, a 1.2-litre turbo petrol which churns out peak figures of 120 PS/ 170 Nm, or a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel which makes 110 PS/260 Nm of max figures. Both engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT. Prices for the new facelifted model starts from Rs 7.09 lakh for the base Nexon XE, with the flagship Nexon XZA Plus DT Roof (O) Diesel AMT variant coming in at Rs 12.79 lakh. Do note all prices are ex-showroom.