Mahindra Scorpio-N scores 5-star at the Global NCAP safety rating (Video in story)

The Mahindra Scorpio-N has scored a five-star global NCAP safety rating. NCAP tested the Scorpio-N under GNCAP’s new safety test protocols. Safety features on the tested SUV included frontal airbags, a seatbelt pre-tensioner and load limiter, a seat belt reminder, and ISOFIX. This also makes it the first Ladder on Frame SUV to be scoring 5 star crash test ratings .

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The Scorpio-N scored 29.25 points out 34 in adult occupant tests and 28.93 points out of 49 in child occupant protection tests. GNCAP also mentioned that the bodyshell and footwell area was stable and the latter was capable of withstanding further loadings. With this the Scorpio-N becomes the second SUV from Mahindra after the XUV700 to score a five-star global NCAP rating.

The Scorpio-N comes powered with options of either a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel engine. Both engine options come with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox options. The automatic version also comes with the Mahindra ‘4Xplorer’ four-wheel drive setup option.

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Commenting on the occasion, Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP said, “Global NCAP congratulates Mahindra on its continuing commitment to safety, achieving five stars for adult occupant protection under our new, more demanding crash test protocols. However, it is of great concern that the manufacturer with the largest market share in India, Maruti Suzuki, still offers such poorly performing models, which don’t even make some key safety systems available to consumers in India as optional equipment.”