India’s safest vehicle remains a Mahindra

While XUV700 is known for its performance and capability, it has now been acknowledged as India’s safest vehicle on the road based on the scores given by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP).

Mahindra surpassed its safety records and secured a five-star Global NCAP rating for the XUV700. It has the highest combined safety score (adult + child) of 57.69 out of a total of 66.00 among Indian vehicles tested so far by Global NCAP. This makes XUV700 the safest Indian vehicle and the first full-size seven-seater SUV in the country to receive a five-star rating. As a part of the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, it has achieved an adult score of 16.03 out of 17.00. It has also secured a child safety score of 41.66 out of 49.00, the highest among all vehicles in India tested by the Global NCAP so far. The official Global NCAP test for the Mahindra XUV700 was conducted in Germany in October 2021.

Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP, said, “Mahindra has achieved a major milestone with this top score for adult protection and by becoming the first Indian made and owned brand to offer Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a safety option. Making this life-saving technology available is an important step in encouraging the widespread fitment of crash avoidance technologies. Mahindra is one of the leading manufacturers in India, committed to improving their vehicles in response to Global NCAP’s call to democratise vehicle safety.”

Commenting on this recognition, Velusamy R, Chief of Global Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “When we were developing the XUV700, we were confident that it would achieve a five-star safety rating based on the internal tests done on the vehicle. With XUV700, Mahindra is redefining the SUV segment not just in performance and features but also in terms of safety. Our mission is to bring safer vehicles on Indian roads, and to that end, we are building cars with maximum structural integrity loaded with tech-enabled features for maximum safety, performance and efficiency. In addition to the rating, it is heartening to be recognised by Global NCAP for being the first Indian made and owned brand to offer Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a safety option, part of ADAS.”

Unveiled in August 2021, the XUV700, with a starting price of INR 12.49 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India), is a safe SUV for every Indian customer, including families.

More about the new XUV700

Packing an unmissable presence, sci-fi technology, spirited performance, world-class safety and a tough yet sophisticated drive experience, the disruptive XUV700 is set to redefine benchmarks. With several first and best-in-class features, its owners are sure to experience a rush like never before! Available with multiple powertrain options and seating configurations, customers can choose from the widest range of offerings in this segment. The XUV700 comes with crafted looks, premium interiors and exceptional ride comfort. It is available in variants that include diesel and petrol, manual and automatic transmissions, and five and seven-seater capacity. It is also available in an optional All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) specification.

Check out the XUV700’s exciting features here.

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