Mahindra XUV300 became the first GNCAP 5-star car in Africa

Anand Mahindra, Chairperson of Mahindra and Mahindra retweeted a tweet by Autocar Professional this morning. He mentioned in the tweet that he is proud that the Mahindra XUV300 is on the top of all cars tested under the #SafeCarsForAfrica campaign from 2017-2022. 

The popular Made-in-India Mahindra XUV300 was confirmed as Africa’s first GNCAP’s 5-star car. Previously it also achieved a five-star GNCAP crash test rating among Indian cars. It is to be noted that both Indian and African NCAP programmes share the same assessment protocols. After following a production compliance review, the model’s rollout in Africa was confirmed the rating. 

#SaferCarsForAfrica programme was inaugurated on 28 January 2021 in partnership with AA South Africa. The Mahindra XUV300 was the first model to be rated under the programme. The #SafeCarsForAfrica campaign was also supported by the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philantrophies. The campaign was first launched by Global NCAP in the year 2017. 

The Mahindra XUV300 was introduced in South Africa in mid-2019. It went on to become one of Mahindra South Africa’s best sellers. The  Mahindra XUV300 is also one of the best of 19 models from top global carmakers tested in the #SafeCarsForAfrica campaign from 2017 to 2022.