XUV 300 is the Compact SUV proposition from Mahindra and Mahindra. It competes with Brezza, Venue, Ecosport and Nexon. Not only smoking its rivals in the safety department, but XUV 300 has also set safety bars high enough for all India made vehicles. It’s not even a week for Tata Altroz being India made the safest vehicle yet the record was broken. As we discuss the XUV 300 crash test result, read out the whole story below.
What makes it safest?
NCAP stands for New Car Assessment Program car safety program which evaluates new vehicle designs for various safety threats. Among them, GNCAP or Global NCAP is adopted worldwide. Before XUV 300, Tata Nexon and Tata Altroz were made-in-India vehicles which scored 5 stars in GNCAP test. Nexon scored 16.06 out of 17 while Altroz scored 16.13. However, breaking the record XUV scored 16.42 out of 17 for adults. It scored 37.44 out of 49 for child occupancy. GNCAP declares XUV 300 as the safest India made vehicle to date. As per the report by GNCAP, structure and the footboard area were stable during the crash test. Head, neck and knee protection were ‘good’ for adult occupancy. While chest protection was rated ‘good’ and ‘adequate’ for front passenger and driver respectively.
While reacting for the GNCAP results President-Automotive M&M said that it was a proud moment for Mahindra as the 5-Star rating reiterates their unstinted commitment towards safety. As per GNCAP, XUV 300 could have been performed better, but due to poor ISOFIX position and no 3 point seatbelt as standard across variants, it did lose some score. The variant used for the crash test was W8(O) variant due to alloy wheels and heaviest variant among others, which was the criteria for GNCAP.
Mahindra XUV 300 features
The standard features you get across variants are dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cornering brake control, disc brakes for all four wheels, a front seatbelt reminder system, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, and a passenger airbag deactivation switch. The W8(O) model, however, is more feature-loaded than other trims, it gets 7 airbags, front parking sensors, ORVMs, 3 point seatbelt for middle passenger, seatbelt warning indicator for all passengers.
Mahindra XUV 300 is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol motor is BS6 ready and churns about 110 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre turbo diesel motor is BS4 compliant and produces 115 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, with an option for a 6-speed AMT for the diesel engine.The prices start from Rs 8.10 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 12.69 (ex-showroom). Watch our detailed video on XUV 300 below.