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 and has completed safety assessments on more than 38 models during this period. GNCAP has ranked the XUV300 as the safest vehicle it has tested during the 2014 to 2020 period.
Commenting on this global recognition, Veejay Nakra, 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 recognized 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 homegrown 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 vehicles.”
The XU300 scored the highest combined occupant safety rating, with Global NACP ranking it 5 stars for adult occupant protection, and 4 stars for child occupant protection – the latter is a first in India. In fact, 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 7 airbags, including dual front, side, curtain, and knee airbags; disc brakes on all 4 wheels – a first among sub 4-metre compact SUVs; front and rear parking sensors; and heated ORVMS.
Other Safety features include an auto-dimming IRVM; rear camera with adaptive guidelines; ABS and EBD standard across all variants; ISOFIX child seat anchors; 3-point seat belts for all seats, speed-sensing door locks and impact-sensing door unlocks, among others.
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