The Mahindra XUV300 may have been beaten by Tata to get Global NCAP's 5-star safety rating but, it has achieved higher scores in adult and child occupant protection than the Tata duo.
Just a few days back, the Tata Altroz became the second made-in-India & the second Tata Motors product to earn a perfect safety score from the Global NCAP. Now though, Mahindra becomes the second homegrown carmaker to join this illustrious group, courtesy of the XUV300. The XUV300's 5-star safety rating though comes with an additional cherry on top. The XUV300 has officially achieved the highest scores (for adult & child occupant protection) for any Indian-made vehicle.
In the Adult Occupant Safety, the XUV300 scored 16.42 out of 17 points (5-star category rating) and for Child Occupant protection, it got 37.44 out of 49 points (4-star category rating). To put things into perspective, the other two Indian 5-star rating earners – Altroz & Nexon – scored 16.13 & 16.06 points (out of 17) in the former category, respectively, and 29 & 25 points (out of 49) in the latter test category, respectively.
In the detailed crash test report, the XUV300 achieved high praise for a 'stable' overall structure & footwell. While the front passengers had good protection for all critical body parts, the driver's chest protection is rated as 'adequate'. As for the XUV300's 4-star Child Protection rating, it lost points due to the unavailability of three-point seat belts in all seating positions.