Mahindra XUV700 has been awarded the highest 5-star safety rating by the Global NCAP. The company's latest offering scored five stars in adult occupant protection and four stars in child occupants protection in Global NCAP’s latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests. It was tested in compliance with the requirements of Global NCAP’s voluntary test procedure. The unit tested was a base variant which comes fitted with dual front airbags, ABS brakes and ISOFIX anchorages.
Global NCAP stated that the Mahindra XUV700 could be much safer if the optional safety features side body airbags, side head curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and three point belts are made standard across the entire variant line-up. 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.”
The protection offered to the driver and passenger's head, neck, knees and chest was good. Moreover, Driver and passenger tibias showed good and adequate protection. In fact, the bodyshell and footwell area was rated as stable as they were capable of withstanding further loadings. The SUV is offered with standard Seat Belt Reminders (SBR) for driver and passenger. The UN95 test showed that the car could pass the requirements and hence, it was given the highest 5-star rating in adult occupant protection. As for the child occupant protection, Global NCAP installed the child seat for the 3 year old and 1.5 year old rearward facing with ISOFIX anchorages and support leg. Both were able to prevent head exposure during the impact. Also, the Child Restraint System (CRS) marking was ok with the lap belt in the rear centre position.
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