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Sets new benchmark in Safety with highest ever rating for a body-on-frame SUV

Mumbai, NFAPost:Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, announced that its legendary SUV, the All-New Thar has been awarded the 4-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP

The All-New Thar has set a new benchmark in safety with a highest-ever rating for a body-on-frame SUV tested by Global NCAP so far. In fact, All-New Thar has scored the highest point in child safety in cars tested by Global NCAP so far.

Commenting on this achievement, M&M Ltd Automotive Division Chief of Global Product Development Velusamy R said it is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 4-star rating for the All-New Thar reiterates our unstinted commitment towards safety.

Global recognition

“It has achieved a robust GNCAP 4-Star rating, which is a first in its segment with highest points in child safety amongst all cars tested by Global NCAP so far,” said Velusamy R.

He further added the All-New Thar is designed keeping the safety of our customers as the top-most priority, including Adult & Child safety.

“Infact the entire safety simulation and development of the All-New Thar was done at Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai. I am sure that this recognition will further make it a popular choice amongst our consumers,” said Velusamy R.

The official Global NCAP test for the All-New Thar was conducted in Germany recently. In its all-new avatar, the Thar is a quantum leap in terms of performance, everyday comfort & convenience, technology and safety, as it stays true to its core promise of unmatched off-roading capability and builds on its iconic design.

Off-road capability

The company has successfully retained the iconic design, proportions, off-road capability, top options and still achieved high safety in the All-New Thar. It is equipped with an excellent range of active & passive safety features to keep all passengers secure.

The passive and active safety features offered in the All-New Thar include: 

·         Electronic Stability Programme with Anti-Rollover Protection

·         Crash-safety compliant vehicle structure (body and chassis)

·         Dual Airbags                      

·         ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Hydraulic Brake Assist

·         3-Point Seat Belts for Rear Passengers                   

·         ISOFIX Mounts for Child Seats on Rear Seats                

·         Panic Braking Signal during Emergency Braking                       

·         Built-in Roll-cage for Overhead Protection in case of a Rollover

·         Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch                    

·         Seat Belt Reminder                        

·         Speed Sensing Auto Locking Front Door Locks               

·         Vehicle Over-speed Audio Warning

·         Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control for tackling Steep Slopes

·         Rear Parking Sensors

At Mahindra, safety is at the very heart of all its vehicles. The XUV300 has established a new benchmark in terms of vehicle safety in India having been awarded a 5-star rating by Global NCAP and topped Global NCAP’s six-year safety rankings, making the XUV300 the safest among all the vehicles tested by Global NCAP between 2014 and 2020.

The Marazzo was also certified with a strong 4 star rating by Global NCAP for Adult Occupation Protection. In fact, Mahindra was the first and only manufacturer in India to be awarded the “Safer Choice Award” by GNCAP.

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