The Mahindra XUV700 is having one dream run in the Indian car market. Even after almost 1.5 years of its arrival in India, the flagship seven-seater SUV from Mahindra is still going strong with record numbers every month. One of the strongest reasons behind its success is its safe build quality, which it has proven in many accidents involving it. Here’s another recent accident involving the Mahindra XUV700, in which a public bus rear-ended the vehicle without leaving its rear-ended majorly damaged.
In one of the YouTube videos of Prateek Singh, we can see a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) rear-ending a Mahindra XUV700, with the entire accident caught live in its rear camera. In the video, we can see how the bus collided with the XUV700 when the latter applied brakes while moving in front of the bus in the middle of the road.
It is clear from the video that the Mahindra XUV700 driver didn’t apply brakes in a haste. However, it looks like the bus driver was driving fast, and due to a loss of control, it collided with the rear left-hand side of the XUV700. In the video, we can also see that the left-side tail lamp of the XUV700 broke and fell on the road due to the impact of the accident.
No major damages in XUV700
What’s more, surprising is to see that no further major damages are seen in the rear of this Mahindra XUV700, except for a few scratches on the tailgate and rear bumper. It is hard to believe that the XUV700 had no major damages to its rear profile, despite the size of the buys colliding with it from the rear.
Accidents like this, in which the Mahindra XUV700 is seen without major damage to it, prove how safe and strong is its build quality. Earlier, people speculated a lot when they came to know that the tailgate of XUV700 is made of plastic. However, in many accidents like this one reported by Prateek Singh, we can see how this tailgate made of plastic is strong and capable of absorbing such heavy impacts.
XUV700 has 5-star safety rating
The Mahindra XUV700 is one of the safest SUVs on sale in the Indian car market. Showing Mahindra’s prowess and commitment to making safe vehicles, the XUV700 has already scored a commendable 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. Right now, the XUV700 is available in India with two choices of powertrain – 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.2-litre diesel – both of which are being offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The XUV700 is not the only Mahindra vehicle to have won a 5-star rating to date, as previously, the XUV300 has been awarded the same. In addition, a couple of other Mahindras, like Marazzo and Thar, also have shown their prowess in build quality and safety by scoring 4-star ratings in the crash tests.