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India-bound Renault Kaptur Gets 4 Star Latin NCAP Rating

The crossover has scored 30.27 out of 34 in the adult occupant protection and 33.68 out of 49 in the child occupant protection.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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Renault Captur Latin NCAP crash test

The tested standard variant was equipped with four airbags, ISOFIX system, electronic stability control, and seat belts with pretensioners.

Latin NCAP has awarded the India-bound Renault Kaptur 4 and 3 star safety rating for adult and child occupant protection respectively. The crossover has scored 30.27 out of 34 in the adult occupant protection and 33.68 out of 49 in the child occupant protection. The tested standard variant was equipped with four airbags, ISOFIX system, electronic stability control, and seat belts with pretensioners.

In the frontal impact tests, the driver and passenger head and neck protection offered by the Kaptur was good. While the driver’s chest protection was ‘marginal’, it was good for passenger. The crossover offers adequate knee protection for front occupants. With minimal deformation, the footwell area and body shell were judged stable. The new Renault Kaptur also offers good head, abdomen and pelvis protection with lateral airbag of head-thorax. However, it was adequate for the thorax. Check Out – Renault Kaptur Picture Gallery

The Latin safety assessment body also tested the electronic stability control (ESC) of the Kaptur that meets their regulatory requirements. As mentioned above, the crossover scored 3 star safety rating for child protection as it failed to perform during the frontal impact.

In India, the Renault Kaptur will arrive towards the end of this year. However, there is no clarity whether the India-spec version will have the same safety standards as the tested model or not. The additional airbags (six) and ESC system will make it little pricier in India. Though, Renault might consider offering these safety fitments as options on the Indian-spec version. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Renault Cars in India

Reports suggest that the India-bound Kaptur will get dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard across the model lineup. The range-topping variants might come with additional side airbags and ESC.

Designed especially for the developing markets, the Renault Kaptur will be slotted above the Duster. Renault might offer the crossover with two powertrain options – 1.5-litre H4K petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel. The gasoline unit makes 104.5bhp against 142Nm, and the oil burner pushes out 108bhp with 245Nm. There could be three transmission options on offer – a 5-speed manual, CVT and AMT.



 

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