Mahindra XUV700 undergoing various safety tests

Mahindra XUV700 has got the coveted ‘Safer Choice Award’ on top of the 5-star Global NCAP ratings it received last year

Mahindra XUV700 has got another feather on its cap by bagging the coveted ‘Safer Choice Award’ from Global NCAP on top of the 5-star ratings it received last year in organisation’s crash tests.

According to Global NCAP, the award is only available to automakers who have already achieved high levels of safety performance. In November 2021, the XUV700 was rated with 5 stars for adult occupant protection and 4 stars for child occupant protection.

It had 1 of the highest combined occupant safety ratings of any car tested in the Global NCAP’s ‘Safer Cars For India’ programme. Mahindra had voluntarily submitted the XUV700 for further testing with the model meeting both pedestrian protection and ESC requirements.

Global NCAP congratulated Mahindra for the wider inclusion of ADAS technologies on its XUV700. This is the second ‘Safer Choice Award’ bagged by Mahindra. Earlier, the company got the award for its XUV300.

The Safer Choice Award was introduced at the 2018 Auto Expo. To qualify, a car model must meet a host of requirements. The model must achieve a 5-star score for adult occupant protection in accordance with the latest version of Global NCAP’s new market test protocols.

Mahindra XUV700 Global NCAP ADAS
Global NCAP testing XUV700’s ADAS features

Secondly, the car must achieve at least 4-stars in child occupant protection in the same test protocols. The model should offer Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and meet performance requirements according to United Nations Regulations – UN13H, UN140 or GTR8.

Where optional, ESC must be available on all the model variants sold separately without any bundling with other features, and, as from 2 years onwards, must be a standard fit to at least 20 percent of the sales volume in the country.

Finally, the car must meet 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.