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Mahindra Scorpio N – From 5 stars from GNCAP to 0 at ANCAP. Safety compromised?

ANCAP is the authorized body that tests car sold in Australia and New Zealand. 

Mahindra and Mahindra’s Scorpio N failed miserably at the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ACAP) securing zero safety testing. The Mahindra Scorpio N is known as Mahindra Scorpio in Australia and New Zealand. 

ANCAP conducts car tests on cars sold in both countries once they are satisfied with all the safety measures and technologies. It then publishes a star indicating the relative safety performance. 

If you are someone who is living in a nutshell then let us tell you that Mahindra Scorpio got a five-star rating in the adult occupant protection category at the Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP). The assessments were conducted as per the new protocols that come into effect on July 1, 2022. 

However, the testing protocols and requirements for safety features for cars tested by ANCAP for both countries and under GNCAP under its “Safers Cars for India Campaign”. Hence, different ratings for the same vehicle. The ANCAP safety applies to all the variants of SUVs. 

According to ANCAP, the Scorpio is offered as a six-seat vehicle in Australia, and a seven-seater vehicle in New Zealand. 

This was a bit shocking, wasn’t it? 


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