After the recent NCAP rating of the Scorpio, which scored zero rating, Mahindra will launch a much safer Scorpio in South Africa.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, speaking to a South African publication said that the Scorpio slated to be launched in the country will be safer and will fulfill safety norms of South Africa.
The Mahindra Scorpio which is designated for South Africa will be equipped with dual airbags and ABS. Recently, Mahindra launched the KUV100 in the South African nation and wants to increase its foothold in the country and will not leave any stone unturned.
Recently, the Global NCAP crash tested the Scorpio and the SUV came back with zero rating in the Adult Occupation Protection and two stars for the Child Restraints.
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Mahindra had confirmed post this test that the model tested was without the airbags and many of the Scorpio buyers prefer the model with the airbags. The base model of the Scorpio comes without the airbags or the ABS in India.
Mahindra is looking to expand its market in South Africa by selling tractors and trucks under its brand. The SUV manufacturer will hopefully look to address the issue back in its yard in India and will tighten safety norms in the coming days.
Safety in the Indian cars is being questioned due to the many failing the NCAP crash test. India will bring the law in 2017 to make cars safer by equipping it with standard features across variants like the dual airbags and ABS.