Mahindra South Africa publicised that its XUV300, has been given the highest 5-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP. This means that the XUV300 is the first ever vehicle in Africa to score the highest safety rating among cars tested so far by Global NCAP.
Furthermore, it scored a 4-Star child safety rating. Side-impact performance, a pre-requisite for a 5-Star rating, is a forerunner in the XUV300. It sets a new standard in Africa in terms of safety as the #SaferCarsForAfrica safety rating shows that XUV300 has the highest score ever for its adult protection in the GNCAP crash tests.
Arvind Mathew, Chief of International Operations at Mahindra & Mahindra says, “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.”
Mahindra South Africa’s CEO, Rajesh Gupta says that “A 5-star rating from the GNCAP is the best-possible confirmation that 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.”
Chief safety features*:
• Class leading 7 airbags, including knee airbag, dual-front, side and curtain airbags.
• First-in-class front parking sensors
• ISOFIX child seat mounts
• Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
• Heated ORVMs
• Electronic stability program with Dynamic Steering Torque, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Roll-over Mitigation and Traction Control, together with Hill Start Assist.
• ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) standard across all variants
• Front and rear fog lamps
• Tyre-tronics (Tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system)
• Seat belt reminder for all seats
• 3-point seat belt on all seats (the Indian model has a lap belt in the rear-middle seat, while the South African model has three-point belts on all rear seats, which addresses the GNCAP note on four-star child protection).
* Specifications vary by model.