Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

Mahindra's recently launched flagship XUV700 SUV achieved a 5-star rating for adult occupants in the latest series of tests conducted by Global NCAP.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The model used in the testing process was the base variant of the XUV700, which also scored 4 stars for safety in the case of child occupants.

According to the test results, the XUV700's bodyshell integrity was stable after the 64km/h headlong crash. The report claims that for adult passengers, the XUV700 provided good protection(the highest possible protection rating) for the driver and front passenger's head, neck, chest and knee areas.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

While the protection for the left tibia of the front passenger was good, the protection ratings for the right tibia along with both of the driver's tibia sections were considered to be adequate.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The condition of the bodyshell and footwell areas of the XUV700 after the crash were reported to be stable and capable of withstanding further loadings.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

Rearward facing child seats for three year old and one and a half year children were installed with the help of the ISOFIX anchor points. The testing proved that the seats were able to prevent head exposure during the impact.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The child restraint system (CRS) markings were deemed okay and the recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. This along with the presence of the lap belt for the central passenger at the rear were deemed enough reason to give the Mahindra XUV700 a 4 star rating for child safety.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

Global NCAP stated that the XUV700 could be improved by making standard its optional equipment such as side body airbags, side head curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and three point belts in all seating positions.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The Global NCAP results show how seriously the Indian car industry is taking the issue of safety. Higher-spec variants of the XUV700 come standard with the features recommended by Global NCAP and we do wonder if the XUV700 would have scored better for child safety if one of the more pricier variants was tested by the safety agency.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The XUV700 was launched just last month in India and Mahindra has received over 70,000 bookings for the SUV since then. The carmaker has already started deliveries of the new XUV700 with a rather special Gold Edition being delivered to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Gold medalist Sunil Antil.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The all-new XUV700 replaces the XUV500 as the flagship of the Mahindra lineup. The XUV700 SUV draws power from two engine options - a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The petrol XUV700's 2.0-litre engine produces 197bhp at 5,000rpm and 380Nm of peak torque at just 1,750rpm. The petrol XUV700 is offered with 6-speed manual or torque converter automatic transmission options.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

The 2.2-litre turbo diesel, on the other hand, cranks out 153bhp at 3,750rpm and a mighty 420Nm of peak torque at just 1,500rpm. Like its petrol sibling the diesel XUV700 is offered with 6-speed manual and automatic (torque converter) transmissions. We have tested both the petrol and diesel XUV700s and you can read our thoughts on them by clicking here.

Base Model Mahindra XUV700 Scores 5 Stars In Global NCAP Safety Tests

Thoughts On The Mahindra XUV700's Global NCAP Results

The Mahindra XUV700's results from the Global NCAP safety testing shows just how seriously carmakers are now treating the issue of safety. However, it also shows that manufacturers should make the entire safety kit standard across the entire range if they want to be taken seriously.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 16:59 [IST]
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