Mahindra XUV300 becomes second car in its segment after Nexon to secure 5 star Global NCAP crash test safety rating.
Mahindra XUV300 has been awarded 5 stars safety rating by Global NCAP.Only a few days ago, Tata Altroz crash test scores were released by Global NCAP where the hatchback scored full 5 stars and also became the second Tata car to achieve all star rating.
Now after Tata Nexon in the compact SUV segment, Mahindra XUV300 becomes the second vehicle in the segment to achieve the perfect rating.Also it has got 4 stars rating in child occupant protection which is pretty impressive as well.What differentiates the three vehicles to achieve 5 stars rating is that XUV300 has registered the overall high scores among all of them.Apart from this, the side impact performance of XUV300 has also been rated at 5 stars.
Commenting on this achievement, Rajan Wadhera, President-Automotive, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “This is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 5-Star rating reiterates our unstinted commitment towards safety. Today’s conscious buyers rate safety as a top priority while making their purchase decision and we have designed the XUV300 to be one of the safest vehicles in India. I am sure that this recognition will further spur us as well as the Indian automotive industry to achieve similar safety standards for the entire range of vehicles on Indian roads”.
In the adult protection, XUV300 scored 16.42 points out of 17 as compared to 16.13 points of 17 by recently tested Tata Altroz.While for child occupant protection, the scores are still better than Altroz which is stated at 37.44 out of 49 while Altroz has got 29 points in the same category.
In this report, the head, neck and knee protection for the adult protection was rated good as well as chest protection of front passengers which was also reported good as well.While for the driver, it was rated adequate.The overall structure as well as footwell was rated stable by Global NCAP during the crash.
The report also mentioned why the XUV300 misses out on scoring a perfect ranking was due to poor ISOFIX marking and the safety features, 3 pointer seatbelts for middle seat passenger was not provided right from the base model and is only limited to the top end fully loaded W8 Optional variant.Global NCAP, in the category of child occupant protection, stated that the protection for 3 year old child dummy was reported fair while for the protection of 1.5 year old dummy was rated as good.
The official Global NCAP safety test for Mahindra XUV300 was conducted in Germany a few days back and the trim used for the test was W8 variant, one trim below the top end W8 Opt variant.Mahindra XUV300 is a heavily feature loaded vehicle and is offered with class leading safety equipments like 7 airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, front and rear parking sensors with reverse parking camera, heated ORVMs, electronic stability programme, roll over mitigation, traction control, hill launch assist, tyre pressure monitoring system among other.
Mahindra XUV300 is offered in two engine options – 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine with 110 BHP and 200 NM of peak torque with manual option while the Diesel engine comes in both 6 speed manual and automatic transmission option.Recently, XUV300 petrol has been upgraded to Bharat Stage 6 while the diesel unit will be updated in next few days.We already have done a walk around review of BS6 compliant XUV300 diesel which you can find by clicking here.
Currently, XUV300 petrol is priced between Rs. 8.30 Lakhs and Rs. 11.99 Lakhs while the diesel BS4 compliant variants fall between Rs. 8.69 Lakhs and Rs. 12.69 Lakhs.Mahindra XUV300 competes vs Honda WRV, Tata Nexon Facelift, Hyundai Venue, Ford Aspire, Ford Ecosport and will find new rivals in second half of 2020 from Kia and Renault India.
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