The Mahindra XUV300 has become the first car in South Africa to get a 5-star NCAP safety rating after achieving the same success in India in 2020. According to the Global NCAP, the Mahindra XUV300 provides sufficient protection for adults and child occupants meeting the Side impact Regulation UN95. Here’s everything you need to know.
It’s raining SUVs in Mahindraland. India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer has announced the launch of six new SUVs for 2021, including two electric vehicles (EVs) that were shown at the Auto Expo this year.
Let’s look at the EVs first:
In cars, the joint venture is the name of the game, baby. The thing is, there is no such thing as a bad car anymore (Yes, there are, but we don’t talk about them), so brand loyalty has become extremely negotiable. Nowhere more so than in the highly competitive Indian market. Only when two or more similar cars are in the same ballpark will today’s consumer buy exclusively on brand.
Think of your car as an egg carton and your family as the eggs inside. How far can you drop it before the eggs break? What happens if you drop it on an edge, a corner? How many eggs will break then?
Last year there was quite a bit of chatter about India launching BS6-compliant vehicles and they have done so. The Mahindra Bolero has undergone significant changes with the BS6 transition while receiving a facelift and some safety upgrades.
The car market in India is a hotbed of intense competition between not only the local marques but a host of foreign competitors as well. The apex of this is the lucrative SUV market, and market demands have resulted in the rapid design evolution from practical utility to sleek urban desirability. This is especially noticeable in the top-range XUV500currenly on sale here.
Mahindra SA has done exceptionally well within the hotly contested local SUV market and wants to retain some of the momentum they’ve deservedly generated over time. Since launching their latest products with much success from as early as 2015, the company has set its sights on the future.
The Mahindra XUV300 continues to impress as it becomes the second SUV in India to receive a 5-star GNCAP safety rating. While that score for the Global NCAP Crash Test is an achievement in itself, it also secured 4 stars in child safety making the Mahindra XUV300 the first Indian car to do so.
Mahindra South Africa has already beaten their sales target for 2019 and they are now aiming to reach a new record. According to reports, Mahindra is on track for a tremendous year as they continue to push out passenger vehicles and bakkies at a staggering rate.