Very popular and well sorted Mahindra XUV500 is on its way to Australian market and recently took the up the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Well, the first monocoque from Mahindra has done quite well in the test and has scored good marks.
The XUV500 has received a four star safety rating from ANCAP and the SUV scored 26 points out of 37. Out of these, the car got a 10/16 result in the frontal offset crash test and the result shows that the car’s passenger compartment lost structural integrity in event of a frontal crash. The leg protection in the cabin was assessed to be very poor. The testers noted that the high rearward movement of the brake pedal is potentially dangerous and might cause serious leg injuries. The test also noted a rupture in the fuel line and the tailgate opened itself owing to the crash.
However, this is the best ever score to be given by ANCAP to any Indian car. The Mahindra XUV500 will boast of a full quota (six) of airbags and Electronic Stability Program when it debuts in the Australian market this month.