One of the most popular small SUVs in the segment is the Tata Nexon. It competes in the segment with vehicles such as the Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Mahindra XUV300. In India, the sub-4 metre small SUV class is one of the most popular, with practically every manufacturer offering at least one model in this category. The Tata Nexon is a front-wheel-drive SUV that is not designed for off-roading. In this video, a Tata Nexon can be seen ascending a steep sand dune.
The video has been uploaded by madhu chandra on his YouTube channel. In this video, a pre-facelift Tata Nexon is seen approaching a steep sand dune. The driver is moving quickly and has managed to keep the Nexon on the track created by other SUVs that have passed through the part. Satyendu Sar, who is also driving the Tata Nexon in this video, owns the vehicle. He had attempted to ascend the sand dune earlier but had been unable to do so. In this video, you can see the second try. He had no idea that a video of him climbing the Sand dune in his Tata Nexon was being recorded. The sand dunes in this photo were taken at Osian, Rajasthan.
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The attempt is started from a distance by the driver. This was done to ensure that the car maintains momentum while it climbs the sand dunes. The driver was able to keep the vehicle moving and in the tracks left by other vehicles. The driver was adamant about getting his SUV up the sand dune, and he succeeded on his second attempt. The Tata Nexon is shown climbing the steep sand dune with ease. At no point did it appear that the Nexon was struggling or losing ground.
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The Tata Nexon is a small SUV with plenty of ground clearance. This came in helpful during the attempt since else the automobile would have been beached in the sand. Both petrol and diesel engines are available for the Tata Nexon. The video doesn’t say which one is featured. The Tata Nexon driver was successful in climbing the sand dune, however similar exploits should not be attempted in a front wheel drive or 2WD SUV. The answer is a resounding no.
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It has been stated multiple times in prior articles that using a 2WD SUV off-road is not recommended. The power is only delivered to the front or rear set of wheels in a 2WD drive SUV. If the rear wheels get stuck in sand on a surface like this, the driver will be unable to get the car out. The rear wheels would continue to spin, causing the vehicle to become even more stuck. Power is transmitted to all four wheels in a 4WD or 4WD SUV or car, which might help it get out of a tight scenario. Off-roading also necessitates the use of tyres. If you are planning to go off-roading in a proper SUV, it is always recommended to go in groups and have recovery equipment in the vehicle.