Mahindra XUV500 Gets 4 Star Crash Test Rating


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XUV5OO scores a 4 star rating in the ANCAP crash test -

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ANCAP rates Mahindra four stars for safety

The latest round of safety ratings announced by safety authority ANCAP brought expected five-star ratings for market newcomers BMW 3 Series, Honda Civic and Mazda CX-5 (all based on Euro NCAP testing), while a laudable and maybe unexpected result saw the Indian Mahindra XUV500 SUV scoring a creditable four-star rating in locally conducted testing.

This is better than Mahindra’s other Australian offering, the dual-cab 4WD Pik Up ute, which rated three stars in earlier ANCAP testing announced in April this year. And to put that in context, the Mahindra rates the same score as Nissan X-TRAIL, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Mitsubishi Outlander and Hyundai Santa Fe. It's not in the same league as five-star rated SUVs the likes of Mazda's new CX-5, Skoda Yeti, Hyundai ix35, Mitsubishi ASX and Subaru Forester.
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Wow that's a great news, Unlike India developed market's give lot of importance to the safety equipment's and the car's crash rating's, Mahindra has passed one hurdle to establish themselves, now they need to concentrate on giving niggle free product's.

Well done Mahindra[clap]
 
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Well,being true I was expecting 3.5-4 stars from the XUV.
And yes,this new rating has gained some more respect for XUV in my eyes.

Read the complete article and only demand of mine is:-
M&M brings us the latest and best of the technology and what I want is the 5 star rating in the next test.
BTW,what about the ratings for 2WD variant?
Why is it so that 4WD variants score higher in the crash tests?
Example:Tata Aria 4X4 and 4X2 ratings.
 
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In TATA Aria's case, TATA has made structural changes in the 4x2 variant to make it lighter, cheaper and more fuel efficient. Hence, the crash test ratings of Aria is not applicable in the 4x2 variant.

Not so in the XUV. All safety features remain the same in the XUV 4x2. There are no structural changes as well. Hence, XUV 2WD will have the same rating as the XUV AWD.
 

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^^Doesn't the 4WD system requires some more additions in the chassis to make it suitable for 4WD?
And doesn't the added parts of 4WD make any difference in the safety?
 
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^^Doesn't the 4WD system requires some more additions in the chassis to make it suitable for 4WD?
And doesn't the added parts of 4WD make any difference in the safety?
Not at all.

If that was the case, M&M's old 4x4 jeeps (MM540/MM550) and Gypsy 4x4 should have been safe cars, but they are not. M&M sells Scorpio Getaway abroad with 4x4, it received a 3 star rating.
 

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^^Thanks for clarifying.
BTW,in most of the accidents the driver suffer major head,leg and abdomen injuries,in this case it looks like head is safe but leg and abdomen injuries can easily occur.Which is really a serious issue.

Actually this issue is with most of the SUVs but not with sedans,what could be the reason behind that?
Is it the higher placing of steering wheel and hence airbag?But then in sedans also the steering is placed even higher.
 
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True. I dont know the reason but even I have observed that leg injuries are more prevalent in UVs when compared to sedans.
 

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^^Let's debate comparing the cars like XUV 500 with cars like Toyota Corolla,instead of going up towards those biggies.
Rest speed is also a factor causing a lot of difference.Where SUV drivers lose their confidence at 130-140 kph max,its the sedan drivers who do upto 160-170 kph without any worry.And hence in case of an accident you can expect the sedan occupants to die in larger numbers.
Else if both are doing same speed then maybe no one will die in sedan because the driver can save it from collision by making a use of dynamics and heavy steering inputs.
 
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