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High Five for Mahindra XUV700 SUV from Global NCAP

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The Mahindra XUV700 SUV has achieved the coveted 5-star rating at the Global NCAP. The SUV has earned five stars for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection at the latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests. The charitable crash safety testing organisation used the most entry-level model for the tests. The car featured two airbags, ABS brakes and ISOFIX anchorages. Global NCAP also revealed that Mahindra could improve the safety quotient of the XUV700 if the brand added optional safety equipment such as side body airbags, side head curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and three-point belts in all seating positions as standard. 

Mahindra XUV700 – Crash Test Report

The Mahindra XUV700 obtained 5 stars for Adult Occupant Safety protection. The Global NCAP reveals that the driver and passenger received good head, neck, and chest protection. The driver and passenger also received good protection to knees. Both driver and passenger also show adequate protection to the tibia. Furthermore, the bodyshell and footwell area was rated as stable. Both were also capable of withstanding further loadings. The car also passed the UN95 test requirements.

The Global NCAP also tested the XUV700 for Child Occupant Protection. The car received a healthy 4-stars out of 5. Global NCAP installed the 3-year-old and 1.5-year-old child dummies in a rearward-facing CRS (Child Restraint System). The CRS was affixed using the ISOFIX anchorages and a support leg. Both were able to prevent head exposure during the impact. The CRS marking was also okay, and the CRS did not show any incompatibility. 

Mahindra XUV700 – Safety Features and ADAS

While Global NCAP tests the entry-level model, Mahindra also offers safety features such as 7-airbags, including curtain airbags, side airbags and knee airbags on higher-spec variants. The SUV also comes with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). ADAS includes features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. The car also gets Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, traffic sign recognition and a lot more. 

Also Read: 2021 Mahindra XUV700 Review