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Mahindra XUV300 is Africa’s 1st 5-star rated SAFE SUV

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Mahindra’s XUV300 has become the first 5-star rated SUV in its segment in the African market. The Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) that crash test and reports cars for the African market under their SaferCarsforAfrica initiative has published a full crash test report for the Mahindra XUV300 that is sold in the African market. The XUV300 in Africa has not only scored a full 5-star safety rating for adult protection department but also a 4-star rating in the child occupant protection department as well. 

For Adult Occupant Protection the car scored 16.42 points out of 17.00 achieving 5-stars for safety.  The test results show that the XUV300 offers good protection offered to the neck of both the driver and passenger as well as good protection to the passenger chest area but adequate protection to the driver’s chest. The front passenger’s feet shows good protection while the driver got adequate protection in the area. 

The three-year-old child dummy was seated in a forward-facing child seat with ISOFIX and top tether that offers fair protection to the chest and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The 18-month old child dummy seated in the rearward facing Child Restraint system with ISOFIX also offers good protection. In the Child Occupant Protection department, the XUV300 scored 37.44 points out of 49.00 scoring 4-stars.

The Mahindra XUV300 tested by Global NCAP featured three-point seatbelts on all seats, seat belt pretensioners and load limiters for the driver and front passenger, seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters on the driver and passenger, all four disc brakes, 4-channel ABS, dual front airbags and ISOFIX CRS anchorages as standard. The car was subjected to Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier test at 64 kmph and a Side Mobile Barrier test at 50 kmph. 

The India-spec Mahindra XUV300 also features similar safety tech as standard and the car had received a 5-star rating as well as the coveted ‘Safer Choice’ award from Global NCAP for being the safest car in India.