Recently, a Mahindra XUV500 has got involved in a serious accident where the driver managed to be safe without any terrible injuries.
Although stricter traffic regulations and improved safety features in vehicles have been implemented, road accidents still remain quite popular in India, which lead to a high number of casualties each year. As per the official figures revealed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, 4,80,652 road accidents were reported in total all over India in 2019, in which a casualty number of 1,51,113 people was recorded. Having said that, in many accidents, quite a few people have also luckily survived. Below is one such story in which a Mahindra XUV500 got involved in a severe accident, but kept its only occupant, the driver, secure.
The accident took place in Darbhanga, Bihar; however, the more specific details, like the circumstances and the date, were not revealed. The post-accident images of the vehicle show that its left side has suffered huge impacts. While the front passenger door has completely caved in, the rear door has deformed to a large extent. The A pillar, B pillar and the roof have been bent beyond repairs. The sunroof pops out of the ceiling in part; the front left axle and the wheels have bent downwards.
The side profile of the vehicle has suffered from severe damage.
The rear quarter glass on the left side and the windows are completely smashed; the front and rear windscreens are also broken as well. Inside the cabin, both the front airbags can be seen to have been deployed. Through the broken sunglass and the driver’s side sun-guard lying on the centre console, we can see that the impact must have been so serious.
The driver expressed his gratitude for the vehicle for keeping him secure in such a serious accident. The Mahindra XUV500 is equipped with a wide range of safety features: dual airbags in low-spec variants and six airbags on high-spec ones, ABS with EBD, disk brakes on all the four wheels and side beams. The car has achieved a 4-star rating in the ANCAP crash test.
First introduced in the Indian auto market in 2011, the Mahindra XUV500 has begun to show its age. The new-gen model is expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2021 with numerous advanced technologies such as a digital cockpit and level-2 autonomous driver assistance technology.