Mahindra XUV300 shows off its safety features ahead of launch [Video]

The Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV will be launched in India during the middle of February 2019, and bookings for the same are already open at Mahindra dealers across the nation. A late entrant to the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment, the Mahindra XUV300 is loaded with features, both in terms of creature comforts as well as safety. Here’s a video that Mahindra has just released, which shows what the compact SUV will offer in terms of safety.

Class leading safety is what the Mahindra XUV300 will offer, and this is the theme around the promotional video. From a segment leading 7 airbags including a driver’s knee airbag to front parking sensors and hill hold assist, the  XUV300 does manage to offer a lot more than every other compact SUV in its segment including the Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza.

Just rounding up the safety features that will be on offer in the Mahindra XUV300, the SUV will offer ABS+EBD, 7  airbags, front and rear parking sensors, disc brakes on all four wheels a parking camera, ESP, hill hold assist,  ISOFIX child seats, speed alert and a seatbelt reminder system. These safety features will be standard on the top-  spec variant of the SUV.


Safety has become a major talking point in the sub-4 meter compact SUV space over the past few months. Global NCAP testing the likes of the Maruti Brezza and Tata Nexon for crash safety has put the spotlight on safety. Both the  Brezza and Nexon performed well in the crash safety test, with the Brezza scoring 4 stars while the Nexon managed top honours with a 5 star rating. Both SUVs’ body structures were also rated as stable.

Mahindra XUV300 shows off its safety features ahead of launch [Video]

Coming to the other major offering in the segment – the Ford EcoSport – which is highly regarded for a solid build  and wide array of safety features, Global NCAP us yet to test this compact SUV. Going by how the EcoSport has  performed in the Euro NCAP ratings, we have reason to believe that the SUV will score at least 4 or 5 stars in the  Global NCAP test as well.

Now, once the Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 are put through the Global NCAP crash test, we’ll have a clear rating that allows buyers to know the safest SUV in the segment. For now though, the Mahindra XUV300 will confirm to the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) crash test norms right from launch. Overall, the emphasis on safety in the compact SUV segment is a wonderful thing, and we hope that more segments – especially the cheaper ones – get the same level of focus on crash safety.

Talking of other things, safety is not the only area where the Mahindra XUV300 is expected to lead the segment. In  terms of power and torque outputs, the SUV is likely to be the class leader. It’ll be offered with turbocharged 1.2  liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engines. The petrol motor will make 200 Nm of peak torque while the diesel motor  will push out 300 Nm. Both these numbers are class leading figures. The actual launch of the Mahindra XUV300, along with the price announcement, will happen on the 14th of February.