Global NCAP has released the results of its crash test of the new Tata Nexon, with the Indian brand’s latest crossover scoring four stars.

The Nexon tested here features dual front airbags, ABS, seatbelt pretensioners and Isofix child-seat anchor points.

Global NCAP awarded it four stars for adult occupant protection (citing “good protection for head and neck of driver and passenger and adequate protection for their chests”) and three stars for child occupant protection. Its five-door model’s bodyshell integrity was rated as “stable”.

“The four stars awarded to the Tata Nexon represent a very strong result from a major Indian car manufacturer,” said David Ward, secretary general of Global NCAP.

“This impressive safety performance is comfortably above the new crash test standards applied in India to new models since October 2017. It is very encouraging to see Tata aiming high for safety and a great example for others to follow. The race is clearly on for India’s first five-star car.”

The Tata Nexon, which competes with the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Creta in India, was tipped to launch in South Africa in 2017, but has yet to make it to local shores.

Watch the crash test footage below...