Just as Tata’s Nexon being awarded with India’s first made in India car to score 5 stars was making waves, Mahindra’s Marazzo MPV won the title of India’s first 4 star strong rating by Global NCAP. It underwent a front offset test at 64kmph that is meant to duplicate a frontal collision with another vehicle. Post the crash, the Marazzo scored 4 stars in adult safety and 3 stars in child protection.
A close look at the image released by Global NCAP reveals the strong build of the MPV. The A-pillar has by no means deformed and remained intact which otherwise is the case in most other cars. The model also offers good protection for both adult head and neck, marginal protection for the driver chest and adequate protection for passenger chest. The area of the knees showed good protection.
Commenting on this achievement, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. mentioned, “This is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 4 star rating for Adult Occupation Protection reiterates our commitment towards safety. We have designed the Marazzo with many new safety features to ensure a safe ride for our customers.
Mahindra offers Marazzo with safety features such as dual airbags, ABS, ISOFIX child seats, 3-point seatbelt reminders, front crash sensors and driver and passenger seatbelt reminder as standard right from the base trim that has helped achieve the satisfactory rating.
Ironically the Marazzo belongs to a segment which has seen cars like the Honda Mobilio and Renault Lodgy perform poorly in the past crash tests. And so the news of Marazzo achieving 4-star safety rating is a turning point in the MPV segment, however having said that, it won’t be long before India could finally an Indian made 5-star MPV making hit waves.