Mahindra XUV300 outshines other vehicles in the Global NCAP safety ratings
Mahindra’s compact SUV model, the XUV300, has topped Global NCAP’s six-year safety rankings for Indian made vehicles. Global NCAP is the umbrella body of consumer car safety testing bodies worldwide. It completed safety assessments on more than 38 vehicle models during the period from 2014 to 2020. It ranked the XUV300 as the safest vehicle, basis its tests.
Commenting on this global recognition, VeejayNakra, CEO – Automotive Division, said, “This is a proud moment for us at Mahindra. Earlier this year, the XUV300 was rated as the safest vehicle in India by the GNCAP, and now it’s being recognised as the safest vehicle over the last six years. This demonstrates our strong commitment towards vehicle safety. It’s a big leap forward for the Indian automotive industry as a home-grown brand takes the lead on safety. At Mahindra, safety is at the very heart of all our vehicles, and we will continue to raise the bar on safety with our future models.”
The XUV300 scored the highest combined occupant safety rating, with Global NCAP ranking it five and four stars respectively for adult and child occupant protection. The latter recognition is a first in India. Mahindra is the first and only manufacturer to be awarded the ‘Safer Choice Award’ by GNCAP, which conducted its official test in Germany earlier this year.
The Mahindra XUV300 offers customers 50 unmatched safety features, including some segment firsts such as seven airbags, including dual front and side, curtain, and knee airbags, apart from disc brakes on all four wheels – a first among sub 4-metre compact SUVs. It also offers front and rear parking sensorsand heated ORVMS (electric outside rear-view mirror).
Other features include an auto-dimming IRVM (inside rear-view mirror), rear camera with adaptive guidelines, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution)standard across all variants. It also possesses ISOFIX child seat anchors; 3-point seat belts for all seats, speed-sensing door locks and impact-sensing door unlocks, among others. These safety features have led the XUV300 to achieve its premier ranking.