Watch how Mahindra XUV300 passes global crash test in flying colours1 min read . Updated: 22 Jan 2020, 10:49 AM IST
A 5-star safety rating by Global NCAP makes Mahindra’s XUV300 only the second Indian SUV after Tata Nexon to pass the test.
Mahindra & Mahindra’s sub-four meter compact SUV XUV300 has passed global safety test conducted by Global NCAP with 5-star safety rating for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection.
Under the new #SaferCarsForIndia crash test, the entry-level version of the recently launched Mahindra XUV300 reaches a solid five stars for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection.
Watch how XUV300 passed the crash test:
With the XUV300, Mahindra achieves the highest combined result in Global NCAP’s #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests to date with the highest score in both the adult and child protection categories.
The XUV300 has also shown the lowest level of intrusion and best side impact crashworthiness performance of any model tested so far.
David Ward, CEO and President, Global NCAP, said, “Mahindra is the second Indian manufacturer to achieve Global NCAP’s coveted five star status and the XUV300 scores the highest combined crash test result of all the cars we’ve tested in India to date. We are delighted with this hugely positive outcome in our #SaferCarsForIndia campaign. It’s a vitally important win for Indian consumers and sets a safety challenge that every manufacturer must now be measured against."
The XUV300 offers 2 frontal airbags as standard, and it offers ESC and side impact airbags as optional. Its structure and its footwell area were rated as stable. Head and neck protection for adult occupants was good. Chest protection for passenger was good and driver chest protection was adequate. Femur and knees showed good protection as well.
Global NCAP tested the side impact protection of the XUV300 under UN95 regulation, the car comfortably passed the requirements when tested on either passenger or driver side.
Child occupant protection showed good protection for the 18 month old dummy with the CRS installed rearward facing and using the standard ISOFIX anchorages and a support leg. The 3-year-old CRS was installed forward facing using the ISOFIX anchorages as well as a top tether and offered fair protection to the dummy.
The XUV300 offers the possibility of disconnecting the passenger airbag in case of the need to use a rearward facing CRS in the passenger seat. The lack of three point belts in all seating positions, as well as the poor ISOFIX markings explain the four star rating for child occupant protection.