PRETORIA, South Africa – Mahindra SA has announced that its compact SUV, the XUV300, has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by Global NCAP to become the first vehicle in South Africa to score this target.
The XUV300 is also one of the few vehicles in Africa to score a four-star child safety rating and the vehicle’s side-impact performance is a pre-requisite for five stars – it was, Mahindra SA said, rated among the best five-star vehicles.
The #SaferCarsForAfrica safety rating says the XUV300 received vie-star rating for its adult protection in the GNCAP crash tests with the highest score yet and so, the automaker says, ”sets a safety benchmark for Africa”.
Arvind Mathew, chief of international operations at Mahindra & Mahindra, told The Corner in a media release: “Mahindra has made a public commitment to provide the safest vehicles possible and the GNCAP rating is not only a welcome accolade but also a first for Africa from the global authority on vehicle safety tests.
”It’s also a sign of things to come from all future models of Mahinda.”
Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra SA, added: “A five-star rating from the GNCAP is the best-possible confirmation that safety is integrated into the very design and structure of the Mahindra XUV300.
”If one combines the vehicle’s passive safety with its performance, including its exemplary road-holding and dynamic handling, it’s the perfect SUV for the South African family – an unmatched value proposition in terms of style, safety, performance and features.”
The Mahindra XUV300 has seven crash mitigation bags, disc brakes all round, front parking sensors, and heatable external rear-view mirrors. The automaker supplied some of the vehicle’s ”class leading and best-in-segment safety features*:
- Seven crash mitigation bags: knees, dual-front, sides, curtain
- First-in-class front parking sensors
- IsoFix child seat mounts
- Disc brakes on each wheel
- Heatable external mirrors
- Hydraulic brake assist, rollover mitigation, traction control, and hill=start assistance.
- Electronic brake pressure on all models
- Front and rear foul-weather lights
- Tyre pressure and temperature monitors
- Crash restraint reminders
- Three-point restraint on all seats
* Specifications vary by model.
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