The latest rounds of global NCAP test results are out and the Mahindra Marazzo has scored four stars in adult occupant protection. However, in child occupant protection, it has only managed to score two stars.
The Marazzo that was used in the crash testing had front seatbelt pretensioners, dual front airbags, seat belt reminder (driver only), ISOFIX child seat mounting points and 4 channel ABS. However, there are no side body airbags, side head airbags or driver knee airbag.
The official report from GNACP states that in terms of adult safety, the protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver’s chest showed marginal protection while passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. Driver and passenger’s knees showed good protection. The body shell was rated as stable and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. The car offers standard SBR (seatbelt reminder) for driver and standard ABS. The car offers SBR for the passenger, but it does not meet Global NCAP requirements.
In terms of child occupant safety, the report stated, the child seat for the 3 year old was installed forward facing, with ISOFIX and top tether and was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact, thus leaving the head vulnerable while fair protection was offered to the chest. The 18 month old CRS (child restraint system) was installed with ISOFIX and leg support rearward facing and it showed good protection for head and chest. The recommended CRS did not show incompatibility. The vehicle offers standard ISOFIX and top tether anchorages in the 2 outboard rear seats and offers 3 point belts in all seating positions. Passenger airbag disconnection is possible.
The car that was tested was a RHD model manufactured in November this year.