- Mahindra XUV700 has got a full 5-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash tests
- Its rivals include Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector Plus
An out-of-control Mahindra XUV700 collided with a high-mast pole on the Ayodhya-Prayagraj highway on Wednesday night. The intensity of the impact was such that the pole got uprooted. Unfortunately, it fell on the SUV. Thankfully, though, the three passengers were unhurt and got out safely. The accident took place when the occupants were returning from Sultanpur after dropping a relative. Due to the impact and the weight of the pole, the left side of the car was heavily damaged. People said that all three occupants of the vehicle were transported to home in another vehicle.
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5-Star Score for Mahindra XUV700 in Global NCAP Test
The latest batch of Mahindra SUVs has proven its mettle in the Global NCAP. The XUV700, for instance, got a 5-star rating from Global NCAP and SUV scored 16.03 out of a possible 17 in the adult occupant protection category and 41.66 out of 49 in the child occupant protection category. Moreover, in order to bag a 5 star rating in Global NCAP, it is necessary for the car to pass the side impact safety evaluation. In the side impact crash test, the Mahindra XUV700 was subjected to a side crash and scored the highest score.
Also, it is worth noting that Mahindra was the first Indian brand to offer ADAS as a safety option with its offerings in the country. Furthermore, arch rival Tata Motors is yet to offer this driver assistance suite on any of its models. In fact, none of its rivals, which include the Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and MG Hector, feature a similarly comprehensive safety suite.
Specs & Features
The flagship model from the Indian SUV specialist is available in two engine options – 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre turbo diesel. Both the engines get 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options for the buyers. The buyers can also opt for the AWD system with the higher variants of the diesel XUV700 in India. An all-electric version of the XUV700 will join the lineup somewhere in 2024. More details about this new powertrain are yet to be known.
On the features front, the Mahindra XUV700 is offered with a large infotainment system with AdrenoX, digital instrument console, automatic climate control, pugs-button start, driving modes, panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, and ADAS which comprises of features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, speed warning, intelligent headlamp control & blind spot detection.