Mahindra XUV7OO had achieved a five-star Global NCAP rating for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection in November 2021. The XUV700 SUV has now been given ‘Safer Choice’ award by Global NCAP.
The ‘Safer Choice’ title is awarded to car models that achieve high levels of safety performance and meet certain criteria including offering Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and meeting performance requirements according to United Nations Regulations UN13H, UN140 or GTR8. The model must have achieved a five-star score for adult occupant protection and at least a four stars in child occupant protection as per the latest version of the Global NCAP New Market Test protocol. Other criteria include meeting Pedestrian Protection requirements according to United Nations Regulations UN127 or GTR9, which must be validated on market units at a Global NCAP designated testing laboratory.
The XUV700 comes equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) which includes, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Brakes using both camera and radar. ADAS system also features: Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive cruise Control, Smart Pilot Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and High Beam Assist. XUV700 also comes with Driver Drowsiness Detection which nudges the driver in case he is feeling drowsy. The Auto Booster Headlamp switches on automatically when the vehicle exceeds 80km/h at night for increasing visibility and therefore making the driving experience safer. Another unique function in the XUV700 is the Personalised Safety Alert which alerts the driver if he exceeds a set speed. It can be programmed to sound out in the voice of a loved one.
The XUV700 comes with 7 airbags which includes curtain airbags(extending up to 3rd row occupants), driver knee airbags, driver side airbag and passenger side airbag. Apart from that XUV700 comes with driver seat-belt lap pre-tensioner in addition to standard seat-belt retractor pre-tensioner for driver and co-driver. Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) is standard. The XUV700 crashworthy structure is designed to protect occupant in case of collisions. Additionally, XUV700 equipped with frontal and side crash sensors for robust airbag deployment.
Mahindra had launched the XUV7OO last year and since then it has received huge demand for the SUV. This is Mahindra’s second ‘Safer Choice’ award with the first one being given to the company in 2020 for the XUV3OO. The model had achieved a five star safety rating for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupant protection.