Mahindra XUV700 earns 5-star GNCAP crash test rating
The Mahindra XUV700 has achieved a perfect 5-star rating in Global NCAP’s crash tests. This comes after the second-gen Thar earned a 4-star rating in the same test, while the cheaper XUV300 also managed a perfect 5/5 a few years back.
In terms of adult occupant protection, the XUV700 came out on top. The SUV received 16.03 out of a possible 17 points, making it one of the highest-rated Indian-made vehicles tested since 2014. The construction of the automobile is likewise evaluated as stable.
Front-seat passenger injuries are likewise likely to be minor, and there was no orange or red on the crash test dummy injury analysis. The Mahindra XUV700 also received the highest rating for child occupant protection, with 41.66 out of a possible 49 points.
A car must also pass a side impact protection test to receive a 5-star rating. As a result, a side impact test was performed on another module of this vehicle, where it did well too. Dual front airbags, ABS or antilock brakes, and ISOFIX child seat anchors are all standard on this SUV.
The XUV700, which replaces the XUV500, is already a sales blockbuster in India with around 75,000 examples already booked in a little over a month since its availability.
It competes in a super-crowded segment which is dominated by the South Korean twins – Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Notable, the Seltos scored an unimpressive 3-star rating in GNCAP’s crash tests in 2020 with its bodyshell integrity being labelled as unstable.
No other SUV in this segment has been crash-tested by GNCAP at the time of writing this article.
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