Mahindra Bolero Neo gets 1-star safety rating at Global NCAP

An extremely popular SUV, particularly in rural India, the Mahindra Bolero Neo, has been tested by Global NCAP. The eagerly awaited results are in, showing how well the Bolero Neo performed in terms of occupant safety.

The Bolero NEO only received a one-star rating for both adult and child safety, according to GNCAP. The tested model has received low ratings for structure, footwell area, chest protection and other factors. It also comes standard with two airbags.


According to the Global NCAP report, the Bolero NEO got 20.26 out of a maximum of 34 points for adult protection. In terms of child protection ratings, it received 12.71 out of a maximum of 49 points, earning only one star in both parameters.

The Bolero Neo had a very low rating when compared to other Mahindra SUVs due to a lack of features like three-point seat belts for all passengers, side airbags for passengers, seat belt reminders for rear passengers and more.

Mahindra and Mahindra responded to the Bolero Neo’s low safety rating. The statement reads, “We at Mahindra are committed to delivering vehicles that ensure the safety and satisfaction of our customers and users. The Bolero Neo is the trusted utility vehicle of choice in India, owing to its robust build, highly dependable nature, and its innate capability to handle a variety of usage conditions. Bolero Neo has always complied with safety regulations that have been introduced over time and continues to be fully compliant with the latest Indian safety standards. As we are constantly innovating and improving our vehicles to exceed safety regulations, we want to assure our customers and stakeholders that Mahindra has significantly enhanced safety features in all our recent launches. Models like the Thar, XUV700, XUV300, and Scorpio-N, have been recognized with high safety ratings of 4 and 5 stars by the Global NCAP, reflecting our ongoing commitment to safety. We value the trust our customers place in us and are dedicated to upholding it through continual advancements in vehicle safety and technology.”