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Mahindra XUV700 scores the highest GNCAP score for safety

Mahindra XUV700 GNCAP

Mahindra XUV700 was an instant success, selling over 75,000 units in the last two months. The new 7-seater SUV from the homegrown manufacturer is known for its incredible design, technology, and performance. The XUV700 now gets a 5-star safety GNCAP badge on it. We can call the new Mahindra XUV700 an all-rounder SUV.

Mahindra XUV700 GNCAP Crash test 

Mahindra XUV700 GNCAP crash test
Image Source: Global NCAP Org

The XUV700 has the highest combined safety score among Indian vehicles tested so far by GNCAP. With a combined safety score of 57.69 out of 66.0, Mahindra broke its previous safety record. The XUV700 will be India’s first full-size seven-seater SUV to receive a 5-star rating.

The GNCAP safety test for the XUV700 was conducted in Germany in October 2021. The car had to go through multiple stages of testing with the basic safety standard option. safety features included in the test vehicle were Dual front airbags, ABS or anti-lock brakes, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

The XUV700 scored 16.03/17 for adult occupant protection and 41.66/49 for child occupant protection. The SUV is being praised for its effective protection to the driver’s and passenger’s neck, chest, head, and knees. The body shell and footwell area have been ranked as ‘stable’ and ‘capable of enduring further loadings’.

More about Mahindra XUV700

Launched 2 months back, the prices for the full-size SUV Mahindra XUV700 start from Rs. 11.99 lakhs

Under the hood, the XUV700 gets both petrol and diesel-powered motors. The 4-cylinder turbocharged, mStallion petrol unit can generate 200hp and 380Nm of torque. The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine is available in 2 variants. The basic unit generates 155hp and 360Nm of torque while the Superior engine produces 185hp and 420Nm of torque.  A 6-speed manual or automatic transmission can be paired to both engine types.

Safety features in the car include- seven airbags, auto high-beam assist, driver drowsiness detection, and booster headlights. Autonomous safety features like Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Forward collision warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Brakes(AEB), Lane Keep Assist, and Smart pilot Assist are available in the top-end models.

The all-rounder SUV by Mahindra is built using the new W6 Monocoque platform. The use of ultra-high-strength steel and advanced welding has offered good rigidity to the SUV. The built quality of the XUV 700 from its core to the exterior has a major role in this world-class safety achievement.

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