2015 Tata Xenon gains ESC; dual-cab now scores four ANCAP safety stars
The Tata Xenon has scored a major safety upgrade, gaining electronic stability control and other assistance systems standard across the range.
The 2015 Tata Xenon – available nationally from today – introduces ESC along with traction control, hill hold control, drag torque control, hydraulic brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution.
The Indian-built Tata Xenon has received a disappointing two-star ANCAP safety rating, making it one of the lowest-scoring vehicles on the market.
Despite ANCAP admitting the Xenon 4x2 dual-cab ute performed “fairly well” in the frontal offset crash test, in which it scored 11.27 out of 16, the unavailability of electronic stability control (ESC) limits it to a two-star rating under ANCAP’s scoring criteria.
Tata in Australia 'for the long haul', says local distributor
The new Australian distributor of Indian automotive powerhouse Tata Motors says it's here for the long haul and will not waver in its commitment to the market despite modest early sales projections.
Fusion Automotive managing director Darren Bowler told CarAdvice he has signed a five-year deal for the distribution rights of Tata vehicles in Australia, and said both parties were planning for a long future together.