Global Safety Recognition for XUV300

Mahindra’s compact SUV model, the XUV300, has just received global recognition for its safety performance, getting a 5-star rating from the Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP), in addition to a 4-star child safety rating.

A mandatory criteria for this recognition is the side-impact performance of a vehicle, for which the XUV300 is one of the best among all 5-star rated cars.The XUV300’s safety features include 7 airbags, disc brakes on all 4 wheels and parking sensors that gives it a fortress-like safety, in this segment.

Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., tweeted “Elated that the XUV300 scores the highest points in the GNCAP safety rating of all Indian made cars tested so far. Let no one doubt the ability of Indian manufacturers to make the safest cars for Indian customers.”

RajanWadhera, President-Automotive, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “This is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 5-Star rating reiterates our unstinted commitment towards safety. Today’s conscious buyers rate safety as a top priority while making their purchase decision and we have designed the XUV300 to be one of the safest vehicles in India. I am sure that this recognition will further spur us as well as the Indian automotive industry to achieve similar safety standards for the entire range of vehicles on Indian roads”.

Driven By Purpose

The theme of being‘Driven by Purpose’ will resonate across the Mahindra pavilion at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020.On February 5, Mahindra will unveil 18 vehicles in the personal, commercial and electric segments. The company will also showcase Sustainable Mobility solutions that are technologically advanced, in its futuristic concept vehicle and three production-ready EVs and solutions that will address the evolving needs of consumers.

A World of Zero Waste (through automobile recycling and reuse), an array of electric batteries, charging stations and BSVI ready gasoline engines will also be showcased at the Expo.

Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., says, “We are delighted to reveal our ‘Driven by Purpose’ theme for Auto Expo 2020. At Mahindra we are focused on creating a future that is Clean, Green and Connected through technology. Our upcoming display of electric passenger and mass mobility products, concepts and solutions will meet the needs of today and also position us for the future. We are fully prepared to complete our transition into the BSVI era and our display of BSVI-ready current and future engines will also demonstrate our commitment toward being future ready”.

Click on this link for our Auto Expo preview video.

Hot Chile

The third race of the 2019/20 FIA Formula E Championship held in Santiago, Chile, saw Pascal Wehrlein finishing just off the podium in fourth place, to open his points account for this season. Braving the searing heat, Pascal Wehrlein and his teammate Jerome D’Ambrosio battled tough conditions in the South American country.

Post the qualifying sessions, Pascal was placed sixth, advancing to Super Pole, where he set the third fastest time in the shoot-out to line up on the second row. In the race, Pascal had a fantastic start to pass Maxmilian Günther for second place, and held the position until lap 16. The second half of the race saw six drivers battle for poll positions in the last 15 laps. Pascal overtook Nick De Vries and crossed the finishing line in fourth place.

Jerome D’Ambrosio who started the race at the 20th position, stealthily drove his way up to the 15th position by lap 7.

Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing, said, “We were on the podium in Santiago last year and we really wanted to repeat this feat but we are buoyed by a strong result from Pascal, which we aim to build on in the next round in Mexico City. There were some positives; this race has shown two years in a row that it is a race of high attrition and it’s a positive to get two cars to the end. We showed good energy management, thermal management and Attack Mode strategy; besides speed and competitiveness. We will take the positives and improve the areas we need to work on with the firm aim of a podium in Mexico.”

Mahindra Racing has 14 championship points and aims to build on a strong result at the next race in four weeks in Mexico City. In Season Six, fourteen races will take place over five continents, with the first two races held in Riyadh.

Building a Sustainable World

The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) is centred around ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’. In a blog on the WEF website, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group said that the Mahindra Group is recognized as a pioneer in adopting and encouraging sustainable living. And, this consciousness of sustainable living has seeped into our country.

According to the 2019 survey by the Mahindra Group, these were the key findings:

  • 4 out of 5 Indians are aware of the impact their actions have on the environment
  • 83% expressed interest in making lifestyle changes
  • 70% of the respondents were also aware about water conservation being the need of the hour

Mr. Ghosh pointed out that consumer attitudes or awareness are no longer issues, but the challenge lies in accessing alternatives that are sustainable and affordable. As a result, ‘Alternativism’ is the key solution to addressing the challenge of climate change. He encourages readers to practise Alternativism in their own way like turning off taps, switching off lights when natural light is available and recycling old clothes.

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Anand Mahindra

This is good news to get in Davos, where the climate change conversation is ‘heating’ up! 509 companies across the world get into leadership category (A-, A). Just 10 Indian companies made the list in 2019.

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