Mahindra & Mahindra on July 14 announced that its compact SUV, the XUV300, has topped Global NCAP’s six-year safety rankings.
This makes the XUV300 the safest among all the vehicles tested by Global NCAP between 2014 and 2020, said a press release issued by the company.
Global NCAP (GNCAP) completed safety assessments on more than 38 vehicles during this period and the XUV300 scored the highest safety rating among all the models tested. The XUV300 achieved the highest combined occupant safety rating, with a 5-Star Global NCAP rating for adult occupant protection and a 4-Star rating for child occupant protection, the latter being a first in India, added the release.
Mr Veejay Nakra, CEO – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “This is a proud moment for us at Mahindra. Earlier this year, the XUV300 was rated by GNCAP as the safest vehicle in India and now it has been recognised as the safest vehicle over the last six years. This demonstrates our strong commitment towards vehicle safety and is a big leap forward for the Indian automotive industry, as a homegrown brand takes the lead on safety. At Mahindra, safety is at the very heart of all our vehicles, and we will continue to raise the bar on safety with our future vehicles.”
The Mahindra XUV300 offers 50 safety features, including some segment-firsts such as seven airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, front parking sensors and heated ORVMs, giving fortress-like safety that is unmatched, said the release.
The XUV300 has now established a new benchmark in terms of vehicle safety in India having been awarded a 5-star rating by Global NCAP, the umbrella body of consumer car safety testing bodies.