Mahindra XUV700 secures 5 stars in Global NCAP crash tests


Bodyshell integrity: stable; footwell area: stable

Mahindra had voluntarily sent over a couple of XUV700 SUVs to Global NCAP for crash testing, in which it has secured a 5 star rating for Adult Occupant Protection and a 4 star rating for Child Occupant Protection. The official crash test video suggests that Global NCAP used one of the base models for frontal collision and a top-end model (AX7) for a side impact test.

Adult Occupant Protection
In the adult occupant protection tests, the report said that the protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head, neck and chest was good. Driver and passenger’s knees showed good protection. Driver tibias showed adequate protection and passenger tibias showed adequate and good protection. The bodyshell and footwell area were rated as stable and they were capable of withstanding further loadings. The UN95 test showed that the car could pass the requirements, the report added.

Child Occupant Protection
As for the child occupant protection, the report said that the child seats for 3 year old and 1.5 year old were installed RWF with Isofix and support leg. Both were able to prevent head exposure during the impact. CRS marking was ok. The recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. The vehicle offers lapbelt in the rear centre position. All of the above explains the 4 star rating for child occupant protection, the report added.

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