Mahindra XUV300 became the first car from the brand to get the five-star safety rating in India. The all-new car, which was launched in the Indian market last year takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon in the Indian market. Mahindra became the safest car in the Indian market after the test by Global NCAP. The car has now received the Safer Choice award for getting the maximum number of points in the adult occupant and child occupant safety level in India.
After the safety tests, Mahindra sent the XUV300 for additional tests that are compulsory for getting the award. The vehicle was then tested for pedestrian protection and electronic stability control. Both these parameters are a must for a car to receive the award.
Saul Billingsley, Executive Director of the FIA Foundation said, â€œMahindraâ€™s award is well deserved. This motor manufacturer has chosen to make safety its priority, and Indian consumers will recognise and respond to Mahindraâ€™s values. This is another important milestone in Global NCAPâ€™s Safer Cars for India campaign and, coinciding with the 3RD Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, sets a direction of travel that all car makers should seek to emulate.â€
Global NCAP first announced the awards officially at the 2018 Auto Expo. Only the vehicles that have received the five-star safety ratings were eligible for the award. Also, the child occupant safety rating should be of a minimum 4-star rating to get the award. It should be noted that there are only three cars in India that have a 5-star safety rating.
Tata Nexon was the first car to receive the 5-star safety rating and the second vehicle to get it in India was the Tata Altroz. The Mahindra XUV300’s results were released earlier this year and it became the safest car in the Indian market to get the five-star safety rating.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) should be available with all the variants of the car as a standard or optional feature and the car should also meet the pedestrian safety requirement. Newer cars from Mahindra are expected to be sent to the Global NCAP for similar tests in the future.