Mahindra XUV500 clears crash test in Australia
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- 01:07 pm, June 13, 2012
ANCAP awarded a decent 4 star safety ratings to the XUV500, as the SUV gears-up for launch.
Last week we reported that Mahindra is developing petrol engine and automatic transmission for the XUV500; so that the vehicle can be launched in the Australian and American market. Apparently the XUV500 will be launched in Australia later this month and has already cleared all the necessary certification. The most important among them is the crash test assessed by Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
The XUV500 did reasonably well in the crash test and has been awarded 4 star safety ratings down-under. The SUV earned 26 points out of 37 in the crash test, which included 10 out of 16 for frontal impact and default 16 of 16 awarded to SUVs for side impact. The detailed report explains that the XUV500 lost structural integrity during the frontal crash and also said that the protections for drivers leg was poor due to excessive rearward movement of the brake pedal.
The test also ruptured the fuel line and the exhaust pipe made contact with the fuel tank, though didn’t puncture the same. Mahindra has also developed a new software upgrade to eliminate the problem of tailgate opening during impact.
Mahindra has made lot of changes to the car to get the expected four star ratings in Australia. The vehicle will be fitted with six-airbags as standard, along with ESP when the XUV500 goes on sale in Australia later this month.
First Published on 01:07 pm, June 13, 2012
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