It will come as a surprise to many, but the Mahindra XUV300 is the first vehicle in Africa to get a 5-star rating by Global NCAP.
The XUV300 has also become one of the vehicles in Africa to score a 4-Star child safety rating. It is noteworthy that side-impact performance is a pre-requisite for a 5-Star safety rating and the XUV300 side-impact performance has been one of the best among all 5-star-rated cars.
The #SaferCarsForAfrica safety rating shows that XUV300 received 5-star rating for its adult protection in the GNCAP crash tests with the highest ever score. The XUV300 sets a new safety benchmark for Africa.
“Mahindra has made a public commitment to provide the safest vehicles possible and the GNCAP rating is a welcome accolade and a first for Africa from the global authority on vehicle safety tests. It is also a sign of things to come from all future models of Mahinda,” says Arvind Mathew, Chief of International Operations at Mahindra & Mahindra.
According to Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa, “A 5-star rating from the GNCAP is the best-possible confirmation safety is integrated into the very design and structure of the Mahindra XUV300. If one combines the vehicle’s passive safety with its performance, including its exemplary road holding and dynamic handling, it is the perfect SUV for the South African family. It boasts of an unmatched value proposition in terms of style, safety, performance and features.”
David Ward, Towards Zero Foundation President says: We are delighted to see the first five star result in our Safer Cars for Africa project. This is a landmark moment for vehicle safety in Africa. We are particularly pleased to recognise the continued safety commitment from Mahindra. The XUV300 was engineered in India and demonstrates the capability of the domestic Indian auto industry to achieve excellence in safety design and performance for global export markets.”
The Mahindra XUV300 features include seven crash bags, disc brakes on all four wheels, front parking sensors and heated outside rear-view mirrors (ORVMs) for improved visibility.
It has an electronic stability program with Dynamic Steering Torque, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Roll-over Mitigation and Traction Control, together with Hill Start Assist. Anti-lock braking andd Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) are standard across all variants and it has front and rear fog lamps, Tyre-tronics (Tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system), seat belt reminder for all seats and 3-point seat belt on all seats.