Among 38 vehicles tested by Global NCAP since 2014, Mahindra’s popular compact SUV, the XUV300 has topped the Global NCAP’s 6-year safety rankings.
Gone are the days when Mahindra cars were known for having poor safety standards. We’ve seen a lot of modern Mahindra cars that score good ratings in global safety tests. Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday announced that its compact SUV, the XUV300 has topped off the Global NCAP’s 6-year safety rankings over 38 vehicles under the assessments of the same.
“This is a proud moment for us at Mahindra. Earlier this year, the XUV300 was rated by GNCAP as the safest vehicle in India and now it has been recognized as the safest vehicle over the last 6 year. This demonstrates our strong commitment towards vehicle safety and is a big leap forward for the Indian automotive industry”, commented Veejay Nakra, CEO – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
As per the GNCAP’s results, the Mahindra XUV300 receives the highest scores in the occupant safety production among all cars rated in the last six years. It gets a 5-star GNCAP rating for adult occupant protection and a 4-star child occupant safety rating, which is the first for an Indian-made car.
The Mahindra XUV300 offers its customers with 50 safety features including some segment-first features like 7 airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, front and rear parking sensors and heated ORVMs. Besides, the compact SUV is also equipped with Electric Stability Program, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, Rollover Mitigation, etc. in addition to the standard kit, which includes ABS with EBD, seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiter, ISOFIX child seat anchors, seatbelt reminders and many more.
After having been rated 5 stars from the Global NCAP, Mahindra XUV300 has obviously established a new benchmark for vehicle safety in India. The home-grown carmaker also revealed that it was the very first and the only automaker in India to be awarded “Safer Choice Award” by the Global NCAP.