Mahindra XUV700 is currently selling hot cakes in the Indian market. India being one of the top countries when it comes to accidents, the new XUV700 has already started getting involved in accidents. Here is one from Uttar Pradesh, where a high-speed vehicle lost control.
The accident reported by Nikhil Rana shows the state of the Mahindra XUV700 after the incident. According to the report, the Mahindra XUV700 was travelling at a high speed when the driver lost control of the car and hit the divider at a high speed.
There were three passengers inside the vehicle. The passengers taking up the front two seats did not get any injuries. The pictures show that the airbags worked perfectly and saved the front passengers. However, there was a lady sitting in the rear seat of the car who sustained a few injuries. The lady was not wearing a seatbelt and her head hit the front seat.
The pictures of the car also show that the cabin of the vehicle is intact and there are no signs of damage to the A-Pillar. The bonnet has taken all the impact and it looks like the front axle has given up due to the high-speed impact. Overall, all the occupants inside the car were safe and the owner was very happy with the build quality of the car.
Why ADAS did not work?
The exact reason for the accident remains unknown. However, the video says that the ADAS should have worked. The ADAS system does not work like that. We are not sure if this variant of the vehicle even has ADAS. If it does, ADAS works by detecting objects in front of the car and warning the driver and ultimately using the brakes to stop the car completely.
ADAS does not prevent accidents. Also, the video says that XUV700 does not have a driver drowsiness alert system and the accident could have happened due to the sleepy driver. Well, XUV700 with the ADAS does come with a driver drowsiness alert that shakes the steering wheel and plays sounds to alert the driver.
ADAS cannot prevent accidents but it can reduce the accidents for sure.
XUV700 is a five-star rated car
Global NCAP has awarded the five-star rating after the Mahindra XUV700 scored 16.03 out of a total of 17 points. The car’s structure is also rated as stable. The crash test also found that the potential injuries to the front passengers also remain marginal. The car has also received the highest points ever for a child safety rating. It scored 41.66 out of a maximum of 49, the highest for any made-in-India car.