Mahindra’s All-New Thar Receives 4-Star Safety Rating From Global NCAP

The All-New Mahindra Thar has set new benchmark in Safety with highest-ever rating of 4 stars for a body-on-frame SUV 


Mumbai, November 25, 2020: Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that its legendary SUV, the All-New Thar has been awarded the 4-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP. The All-New Thar has set a new benchmark in safety with highest ever rating for a body-on-frame SUV tested by Global NCAP so far. Infact, All-New Thar has scored highest point in child safety in cars tested by Global NCAP so far.


Commenting on this achievement, Velusamy R, Chief of Global Product Development, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd., said, “This is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 4-star rating for the All-New Thar reiterates our unstinted commitment towards safety. It has achieved a robust GNCAP 4-Star rating, which is a first in its segment with highest points in child safety amongst all cars tested by Global NCAP so far.”


Mr. Velusamy further added, “The All-New Thar is designed keeping the safety of our customers as the top-most priority, including Adult & Child safety. Infact the entire safety simulation and development of the All-New Thar was done at Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai. I am sure that this recognition will further make it a popular choice amongst our consumers”.


The official Global NCAP test for the All-New Thar was conducted in Germany recently.


In its all-new avatar, the Thar is a quantum leap in terms of performance, everyday comfort & convenience, technology and safety, as it stays true to its core promise of unmatched off-roading capability and builds on its iconic design. The company has successfully retained the iconic design, proportions, off-road capability, top options and still achieved high safety in the All-New Thar. It is equipped with an excellent range of active & passive safety features to keep all passengers secure.


The passive and active safety features offered in the All-New Thar include:


  • Electronic Stability Programme with Anti-Rollover Protection
  • Crash-safety compliant vehicle structure (body and chassis)
  • Dual Airbags                      
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • 3-Point Seat Belts for Rear Passengers                   
  • ISOFIX Mounts for Child Seats on Rear Seats                
  • Panic Braking Signal during Emergency Braking                       
  • Built-in Roll-cage for Overhead Protection in case of a Rollover
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch                    
  • Seat Belt Reminder                        
  • Speed Sensing Auto Locking Front Door Locks               
  • Vehicle Over-speed Audio Warning
  • Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control for tackling Steep Slopes
  • Rear Parking Sensors


At Mahindra, safety is at the very heart of all its vehicles. The XUV300 has established a new benchmark in terms of vehicle safety in India having been awarded a 5-star rating by Global NCAP and topped Global NCAP’s six-year safety rankings, making the XUV300 the safest among all the vehicles tested by Global NCAP between 2014 and 2020. The Marazzo was also certified with a strong 4 star rating by Global NCAP for Adult Occupation Protection. In fact, Mahindra was the first and only manufacturer in India to be awarded the “Safer Choice Award” by GNCAP.


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The Mahindra Group is a USD 19.4 billionfederation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume.  It also enjoys a strong presence in renewable energy, agribusiness, logistics and real estate development.  Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 256,000 people across 100 countries.

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Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

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