First launched to a world viewers in Could 2019, the Mahindra XUV300 acquired a full five-star ranking and the title as Most secure Automobile Ever Examined by the World New Automobile Evaluation Programme (GNCAP) in 2020. Quickly thereafter, in 2021, Mahindra South Africa submitted their very own regionally homologated model for testing and acquired a thumbs up from the GNCAP and the title because the Most secure Automobile in Africa.
“It’s price noting that the GNCAP examined essentially the most fundamental specification stage of the XUV300 for its security ranking, each in South Africa and India. Which means that even the entry-level W4 fashions are absolutely 5-Star Security compliant and meet the requirements that has made the mannequin the GNCAP’s high performer,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.
For the 2022 mannequin yr, Mahindra has retained all of the dynamic and passive security options that has gained the XUV300 its security accolades, however with added options and upgrades to the three current specification ranges and the addition of an XUV300 W4 Particular Version (SE).
The most secure selection
The Mahindra XUV300’s exemplary security credentials stay unmatched in its class.
Examined by the GNCAP for each India and Africa, the XUV300 set a brand new benchmark for crash security in its class and for automobiles in Africa generally. In reality, the GNCAP known as it “a milestone second for car security” and made specific point out of the truth that it was the entry-level mannequin, not the best-specified model, that took residence 5 stars which means that no matter your funds, you get the absolute best security.
Throughout the exams, the GNCAP submitted the XUV300 to varied side- and front-offset crash exams. It awarded the XUV300 a rating of 16.42 out of 17 for grownup safety, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
The GNCAP additionally awarded the XUV300 with 4 stars for baby safety, scoring it “Good” or “Enough” in all areas of occupant safety, cabin intrusion and car physique deformation.
Your complete XUV300 vary is fitted with not less than two airbags, digital stability management (ESP), ABS-brakes with emergency brakeforce distribution and disk wheels on all 4 wheels.
All fashions additional have licensed ISOFIX seat mounts for baby restraints, which little doubt helped it to obtain a really excessive ranking for baby and occupant security.
Lastly, all fashions are geared up with speed-sensitive door locks, an impression sensing unlock operate that opens doorways within the case of a extreme accident, a collapsible steering column and pre-tensioners and cargo limiters on the entrance seatbelts.
For patrons of the W8, the checklist of security options grows considerably.
The W8 fashions add to the excessive specification stage an additional 5 airbags, together with a knee and aspect curtain airbags, for a complete of seven airbags and a dynamic cornering brake management system that electronically distributes brake power to supply the next stage of dynamic steering and security when the XUV300 is pushed briskly.
The W8 additionally receives a panic braking system, vivid warning lights fitted to the doorways when open at night time and Hill Maintain Help.
2022: Specification improve
Whereas the XUV300’s security credentials stay unchanged, it has made a variety of inside upgrades to all specification ranges.
All fashions, together with the entry-level XUV300 W4 now has a darkish inside with black dashboard design and black seat upholstery. The upholstery is additional upgraded from fabric to black leatherette on the W8 fashions.
This upgraded inside replaces the ivory and beige inside of the XUV300 mannequin and follows the suggestions from clients who opted for a darker inside for a larger feeling of luxurious and larger practicality when travelling with youngsters.
A second vital improve has been made to the XUV300 infotainment system. A brand new high-output system with new 9” touch-sensitive infotainment system replaces the 7” infotainment system of outdated and all specification ranges which might be fitted with the contact display screen (W4 SE, W6 and W8) supply Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as commonplace.
Shifting from the W4 SE to the W6 and you discover extra luxuries beforehand not obtainable at this specification stage.
This features a rear window wiper and demister and a complete satellite tv for pc navigation system. Mahindra has additionally added cruise management to the W6 specification stage as an ordinary characteristic.
Stepping up from the W6, the W8 delivers on all of the luxuries anticipated from a flagship. This new mannequin options, amongst different issues, dual-zone local weather management, a leather-clad steering wheel, a tyre strain monitoring system and a sunroof.
This mannequin additionally has a self-dimming rear-view mirror, computerized headlamps and window wipers and extra top adjustment for the motive force.
“From its preliminary launch, the XUV300 was introduced as a no-compromise compact SUV. Each vital comfort characteristic is current on even essentially the most fundamental mannequin and the W8 specification stage delivers greater than might be anticipated from most automobiles on this worth vary,” says Rajesh.
“With the refreshed XUV300 we are able to now rightly declare to providing some of the complete car packages within the compact SUV section. Not solely is the XUV300 a dynamic and rewarding drive, but it surely provides a stage of consolation and luxurious not widespread on this section and, after all, it’s South Africa’s most secure car.”