Recently, a fire broke out in a Tata Nexon in Delhi. While the cause of the fire is not yet known, passengers walked out of it unhurt. Read more about the incident here.
India is a country of diverse climatic conditions. Cities like Delhi are even worse as the temperature here ranges from around 2-degree Celsius in winters to 50-degree Celsius in summers. During the monsoon, the city experiences decent rainfall as well. With all of these climatic challenges, it becomes tough for carmakers to design a weather-proof car. Therefore in extreme summers, a car catching fire is not very rare a news, and recently, a Tata Nexon caught fire in Delhi’s Saket area. While the reason for the fire is not yet known, everyone managed to walk out of the car safely with no injuries.
This incident came into light as another road user uploaded a video on his YouTube channel – Filmy Adda. The Nexon, however, belongs to Prince Tutreja, who hails from Delhi, and it is only 1-year and 10-month-old car. Tata Nexon comes with a 5-star crash test rating, which has proved its mettle by keeping the occupants safe in the nastiest of accidents. However, a fire breaking out in a fairly new car is surprising. Since the reason is still not known, it is hard to comment over the incident.
There are many reasons that can be the root cause for a fire breaking out in a car. The most common of all is a short circuit. At times, car owners do opt for aftermarket modifications where the original wiring is chopped and joined in a shoddy fashion. In the long run, these un-insulated joints can be a reason for such incidents in a car. Also, the cooling system malfunction is another reason. Since the list does not end here, it is advisable to keep a check if everything is in great shape under the bonnet.
Talking of the Tata Nexon, it is the first Indian manufactured car to score 5-stars at Global NCAP’s testbed. It comes with two engine options – 1.2L turbo-petrol and 1.5L diesel. The gearbox options on the Nexon include a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AMT. With a starting price of Rs. 6.99 lakh, Tata Nexon rivals the likes of Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and more.