Mahindra XUV700 drives straight into a bus at high speed: Passengers safe

It has not been a too long time since the stellar Mahindra XUV700 hit the Indian car market. Mahindra has hit the ball out of the park with the XUV700, by establishing benchmarks in several aspects – one of them being that of safety. It is the first SUV in its segment to score the coveted 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. In recent months, many instances of road accidents involving the XUV700 have proven the toughness and safety quotient of the SUV, and here is another one.

This accident happened in Tamil Nadu, where a Mahindra XUV700 rammed into a state transport bus on a highway. It got recorded on a CCTV, in which we can see that a state transport was crossing the highway from one adjacent lane to another. However, a speeding XU700 coming from an adjacent direction rammed the bus from the side. In this accident, the front end of the Mahindra XUV700 was damaged completely. However, despite the serious impact of this accident, the passengers inside the XUV700 remained safe, thus proving the effective and tough build quality of the SUV.

Slow down on junctions

It is not yet clear whether the bus driver saw the oncoming XUV700. However, the XUV700 was at a high speed. Even after braking the vehicle T-boned into the bus.

This accident proves how important it is to drive safely on highways, with your eyes and mind alert every time. Rather than driving or riding carelessly at such junctions on highways, it is safe to slow down and watch all around whether any other vehicle or person is coming in your way or not. Such alertness might consume a few seconds in your drive but will save you from such unfortunate accidents.

Mahindra XUV700 drives straight into a bus at high speed: Passengers safe

In India, most people do not know the concept of “right to the way”. That is why it is important to slow on all kinds of junctions while driving through the country.

The Mahindra XUV700 won many praises when it scored a commendable 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. The base model of the XUV700, which comes equipped with dual front airbags, ABS, front seat-belt pre-tensioners and ISOFIX mounts for child seats, was used for the crash tests. The new-age SUV scored 16.03 out of 17 for adult occupant protection, while for child occupant protection, it scored 41.66 points out of 49. The XUV700’s body shell and footwell area were rated stable, while the SUV was declared capable of withstanding further loadings.