Mahindra XUV300: South Africa’s First 5-star NCAP Rated Car

Mahindra XUV300

The Mahindra XUV300 is safe as houses

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.

Global NCAP Indian And African Programmes

Global NCAP has launched a new #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test in partnership with AA South Africa and gets support from the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Considering that Global NCAP’s Indian and African programmes share the same assessment protocols, and the fact that the XUV300 is a properly good car, it should come as no surprise that it gets the maximum safety rating following a production compliance review. Whichever way you look at it, this is a milestone moment for vehicle safety.

Related: ‘Global NCAP and AA South Africa Launch #SaferCarsForAfrica

Mahindra XUV300 Crash Test Results

As indicated by the Global NCAP crash test report, the Mahindra XUV300 offered good protection for the driver, co-driver and passengers. At the top of the list is safety to the driver and passenger’s head, neck and chest areas while the bodyshell and footwell were rated as stable and capable of withstanding further loadings.

Under the Side impact Regulation UN95, the Mahindra XUV300 meets all the technical requirements as standard considering the car vehicle comes standard with ABS and SBR (seat belt reminders) for the driver and passengers.

As part of the CRS Installation check, the child seat (for 3-year olds) was able to prevent excessive forward movement during impact offering fair protection to the chest. The CRS for 18-month-olds was installed with ISOFIX which supported good leg and overall protection to the 1.5-year-old dummy.

The Mahindra XUV300 comes standard with ISOFIX and top tether anchorages in the 2 outboard rear seats. It also has a passenger airbag disconnect switch in the event that a rear-facing CRS needs to be installed on the front passenger seat.

“This is a milestone event for the #SaferCarsforAfrica project and signals that it is possible to achieve this excellent rating for vehicles in our market. We are particularly pleased that this rating has been achieved through a compliance review. We applaud the fact that there is a reasonably priced five-star vehicle available in Africa which gives consumers a safe choice when purchasing a new car” said Willem Groenewald, AA South Africa CEO.

More On The Mahindra XUV300

Few cars can beat the Mahindra XUV300 as a quality, affordable SUV for the South African family. It offers incredible value in terms of style, safety, performance and features. Its many segment-leading safety features* include the following:

    7 airbags including a knee airbag, dual-front, side and curtain airbags
  • Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
  • Front parking sensors and heated outside rear-view mirrors (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 models
  • 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 South African XUV300 has three-point belts on all rear seats)

* Some specifications may vary according to model

The Mahindra XUV300 is a brilliant combination of dynamic design, next-level safety and impressive performance. Its free-flowing torque and nimble manoeuvrability make this sub-compact SUV a joy to drive in nearly all conditions. With the best-in-segment safety and technology features, it’s one of the most exciting SUVs you’ll find on South African roads today.

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