India-made Mahindra XUV300 Becomes First Car To Get 5-star Safety Rating in Africa

by Vivaan Khatri | 30/01/2021
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Africa-spec Mahindra XUV300 is given full star rating at the Global NCAP crash test. It is the first vehicle to receive such a high score in the African market.

In the Indian market, we have recently seen many India-made vehicles to receive positive results at the Global NCAP safety test. Mahindra, in particular, has received a lot of attention as some of its cars have gained high scores at this safety crash test. Mahindra XUV300, for example, was given a full star rating at the Global NCAP test last year. Recently, it is announced that the India-made Mahindra XUV300 for the African market has received a five-star rating, making it the first vehicle in this market to accomplish this level of safety.


India-made Mahindra XUV300 received a five-star rating at the Global NCAP

The Global NCAP assessing processes for vehicles in India and Africa are similar. The full-star safety rating for Africa-spec Mahindra XUV300 comes as no surprise since the Mahindra XUV300 has already earned the same result in India. According to the test report, Mahindra XUV300 received 16.42 out of 17 scores for adult occupant protection. The report suggests that Mahindra’s SUV provided good protection for driver and passengers’ head, neck and legs. It was noted that the SUV offered good protection for the chest and knees of the passengers. Chest and right knee protection, for the driver, on the other hand, was considered “adequate”. The body shell and footwell area of XUV300 showed good resilience against the crash impact and was regarded as “stable”. It was noted that the XUV300 could endure even with more loading. The results are equivalent to those of the India-spec XUV300. Mahindra XUV300 got highest adult protection score at the Global NCAP test in India.


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In terms of child occupant protection, Mahindra XUV300 got 37.44 scores out of 49. With this result, the XUV300 received a four-star safety rating for child protection. To guard the child occupants against the possible impact of the crash test, the XUV300 comes with ISOFIX child seat mounts, and a child restraint system.


Mahindra XUV300 is the first car to get a five-star safety rating in Africa

Apart from these child safety features, the Mahindra XUV300 is also provided other features like dual front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX anchorages, driver and passenger front seatbelt reminders, and front seatbelt pretensioners as standard. Manually deactivating the passenger airbag is also available as an option in case you want to mount a rear-facing child seat for the passenger seat.


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Besides the Mahindra XUV300, Mahindra has also sent other vehicles to take the Global NCAP safety test. Both the Mahindra Marazzo and Mahindra Thar received four stars at the crash test.

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