Mahindra has tested its latest, XUV700 internally to get a high NCAP safety test rating. The XUV700 is a 5 or 7-seat SUV with all the modern tech and unique features from house Mahindra. Currently available in just the 5-seat version, the 7-seat configuration will launch soon as well. Now, Mahindra is known for making ultra-safe SUVs, the prime example of which is the XUV300. The XUV300 has scored the highest points in the Global NCAP safety test by any Indian car. With the safety kit and equipment on offer, the XUV700 might well follow the same route. This video showcases the internal crash tests performed by Mahindra on the XUV700 to ensure a high NCAP safety rating. Check out the details here.
Mahindra XUV700 Safety Tests
The internal safety tests at Mahindra included an offset-frontal test where the car is driving at 60 kmph and collides with an immovable obstacle to one side of the centre at the front. The likely injuries to the passengers at various body parts are assessed and points are awarded. It also tests the strength of the body shell and chassis of the vehicle which is deemed stable or unstable. Then there is also a side impact test. In this case, the vehicle is stationary and the object hits the car from the sides. Depending upon the damage to the passengers due to the impact, safety points are awarded. Calculating the total score from these tests, an overall safety rating is issued.
The Mahindra XUV700 has a ton of active and passive safety equipment which will certainly boost its global NCAP safety rating. These include ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Fatigue Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, 7 Airbags, ABS, EBD and much more. So, it might be possible that Mahindra has yet another 5-star Global NCAP safety-rated SUV on its hands. These features could mean that Mahindra XUV700 could get a high rating at the NCAP safety test.
The Mahindra XUV700 comes with both, petrol and diesel powertrain options. The petrol engine is Mahindra’s own, top-of-the-line 2.0-litre direction injection turbo petrol mStallion engine. It makes a class-leading 200 PS and 360 Nm of peak power and torque. The diesel is the tried and tested 2.2 mHawk unit. It makes 155 PS and 380 Nm in the lower state of tune and 185 PS and 420-450 Nm in the higher state of tune. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual and an automatic. There will be the option of a 4×4 version later on when the complete lineup is announced.