• The XUV700 ranks No.1 in Safety by GNCAP with the highest combined safety score

Mumbai, November 10, 2021: Mahindra surpassed its own safety records and secured 5-star Global NCAP rating for XUV700. It has the highest combined safety score (Adult + Child) of 57.69 out of a total of 66.00, among the Indian vehicles tested so far by Global NCAP which makes XUV700 the safest Indian vehicle and the first full-size 7-seater SUV in the country to receive 5-Star Rating. As a part of the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, it has achieved an adult score of 16.03 out of 17.00. It has also secured a child safety score of 41.66 out of 49.00, the highest among all the vehicles in India tested by Global NCAP so far. The official Global NCAP test for the Mahindra XUV700 was conducted in Germany in October 2021.

While XUV700 is known for its performance and capability, it is now acknowledged as India’s safest vehicle on road based on the scores given by Global NCAP.

Commenting on this recognition, Velusamy R, Chief of Global Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “When we were developing the XUV700, we were confident that the XUV700 will achieve 5-star safety rating based on the internal tests done on the vehicle. With XUV700, Mahindra is redefining the SUV segment not just in performance and features but also in terms of safety. Our mission is to bring safer vehicles on Indian roads and to that end, we are building cars with maximum structural integrity loaded with tech-enabled features for maximum safety, performance and efficiency. In addition to the rating, it is heartening to be recognised by Global NCAP for being the first Indian made and owned brand to offer Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a safety option, part of ADAS.”

Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP said, “Mahindra has achieved a major milestone with this top score for adult protection and by becoming the first Indian made and owned brand to offer Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a safety option. Making this life saving technology available is an important step in encouraging the widespread fitment of crash avoidance technologies. Mahindra is one of the leading manufacturers in India, committed to improving their vehicles in response to Global NCAP’s call to democratise vehicle safety.”

Unveiled in August 2021, the XUV700, with a starting price at ₹12.49 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Pan India), is a safe SUV for every Indian customer, including families.

Best- in-class Safety Features in XUV700

  • 7 Airbags
  • Latest Generation Electronic Stability Program
  • ADAS – Front Collision Warning
  • ADAS – Automatic Emergency Braking
  • ADAS – Lane Keep Assist
  • ADAS – Lane Departure Warning
  • ADAS – Smart Pilot Assist
  • ADAS – High Beam Assist
  • Driver Drowsiness Detection
  • LED Clear-view Headlamps
  • Cornering lamps
  • 360-degree Surround View System
  • Blind View Monitoring
  • Electronic Park Brake
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    * Features may differ by variants

More about the new XUV700

Packing an unmissable presence, sci-fi technology, spirited performance, world class safety and a tough yet sophisticated drive experience, the disruptive XUV700 is set to redefine benchmarks. With several first and best in class features, its owners are sure to experience a rush like never before! Available with multiple powertrain options and seating configurations, customers can choose from the widest range of offerings in this segment. The XUV700 comes with crafted looks, premium interiors and exceptional ride comfort. It is available in variants that include diesel and petrol, manual and automatic transmissions and with 5 and 7-seater capacity. It is also available in an optional All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) spec.

Mahindra’s latest SUV achieved five stars for adult occupant and four stars for child occupants in Global NCAP’s latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash tests.

The recently launched Mahindra XUV700 was tested in the most basic safety specification, fitted with two airbags, ABS brakes and ISOFIX anchorages. 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.

The XUV700 was tested in compliance with the requirements of Global NCAP’s voluntary test procedure.

David Ward, President of the Towards Zero Foundation said,

“It’s very satisfying to see Mahindra demonstrating their ongoing commitment to vehicle safety with the five star performing XUV700. High levels of occupant protection for adults and children as well as the availability of AEB, the potentially life saving crash avoidance technology. These are important indicators of the Indian automotive market moving towards ever higher level of consumer awareness and demand for safety.”

MAHINDRA XUV700 (2 airbags) 

Adult Occupant Protection

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 was rated as stable and they were capable of withstanding further loadings. The car offers standard Seatbelt Reminders (SBR) for driver and passenger. The UN95 test showed that the car could pass the requirements. All of the above explained the five stars for adult occupant protection

Child Occupant Protection

The child seat for the 3 year old and 1.5 year old were installed rearward facing with ISOFIX anchorages and support leg. Both were able to prevent head exposure during the impact. Child Restraint System (CRS) marking was ok. The recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. The vehicle offers lapbelt in the rear centre position. All of the above explained the four star for child occupant protection.