Take a look at this Tata Nexon as it makes its way through the toughest road of the country - Cliffhanger.
Roads can be dangerous, but some roads in India are famous for the level of risk they offer to travellers. On the top of this list is the ‘Cliffhanger’, which connects Killar, Himachal Pradesh to Kishtwar, J&K. To reach this section of road, one needs to pass through Sach Pass, which is one of the most-treacherous and un-metaled mountain passes of India. This section of road has got its name – Cliffhanger, because of the deep trench it has on its side. Since the road has never been constructed; it is full of loose surfaces, ruts, and mud. Therefore, a 4X4 vehicle is always a preferred choice of wheels here. However, here’s a video where a Tata Nexon can be seen making its way through the infamous Cliffhanger with ease.
We came across this video via YouTube channel of Viv Trails. In the video, a pre-facelift example of the Nexon is passing through this tough section of India’s most dangerous road. It is the diesel-powered iteration of the Nexon and looks like the top-spec XZ trim. While the driver for sure is a brave heart, the Nexon too deserves appreciation for its capabilities. The compact-SUV comes with a ground clearance of 209 mm, which is adequate for mild off-road. Moreover, the Nexon rides on a set of 215/60 R16 tyres, which offer enough grip all the time. The oil burner on the Tata Nexon is quite powerful as well. It puts out a rated power output of 110 PS and max torque of 260 Nm.
The turbocharged petrol motor, on the other hand, is not underpowered in any way. It dishes out a peak power output of 120 PS and max torque of 170 Nm. The gearbox options on the Nexon include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. Also, the Nexon boasts of a 5-star G-NCAP crash test rating. It comes equipped with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake disc wiping, corner stability control, seat belt alarm, high-speed notifications, front seat belts with pre-tensioner and load-limiters, reverse parking sensors and more. Prices for the Nexon start at Rs. 6.99 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 12.70 lakh.