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Mahindra Bolero NEO scores 1-star safety rating

Mahindra Bolero Neo gets one star Global NCAP rating

The Mahindra Bolero Neo, a compact SUV, recently underwent safety testing by GNCAP as part of their #SaferCarsforIndia program. Equipped with standard dual airbags, the SUV received low ratings across various safety parameters, earning a single-star rating for both adult and child protection. The test revealed concerns regarding its structural stability, footwell area, and inadequate protection for occupants during frontal and side impacts. Additionally, lacking features like curtain airbags and seatbelt reminders further impacted its safety score.

In terms of child occupant protection, the Bolero Neo also scored poorly due to factors like the absence of three-point seatbelts for all passengers and limited child restraint systems. Despite showing acceptable dynamic performance, the presence of side-facing seats in the third row contributed to its low overall rating. While other Mahindra models like the Scorpio N and XUV series have received better safety ratings, the outdated platform of the Bolero Neo played a significant role in its poor performance.

The GNCAP tests also included evaluations of the Honda Amaze and Kia Carens MPV. These assessments mark some of the final tests under the #SaferCarsforIndia campaign as Bharat NCAP gears up for full activation.