The subjected model was the entry-level variant that misses out on the very basic airbags protection.
Yet another shame for Renault India! The ‘Made-in-India’ Renault Lodgy MPV has scored zero star safety rating in the latest Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash test. The MPV has received zero stars for Adult Occupant Protection and two stars for Child Occupant Protection. Similar to the other vehicles, tested under Global NCAP’s ‘Safer Cars For India Campaign, the Lodgy was put up for the frontal offset crash test at 64 kmph. Read – 2 Brand New Renault Duster SUVs Stolen By Staff
The subjected model was the entry-level variant that misses out on the very basic airbags protection. The Global NCAP rated its body structure as unstable. In the driver-side crash test, the MPV provided ‘Poor’ protection especially for the head. On the contrary, the front passenger protection was rated as ‘Good’ due to the absence of an object. Read – Renault Kwid Facelift In The Works
Renault Lodgy Global NCAP Crash Test
Commenting on the Renault Lodgy’s crash test results, David Ward, Secretary-General, Global NCAP said, “The Renault Lodgy is disappointing, I can’t conceal that. Back 20-years-ago, Renault got a very good reputation under the leadership of Louis Schweitzer, who was then the CEO. (It) became the first manufacturer to get a whole string of five-star cars in Euro NCAP. Now, things are a bit different. I think this should be a wake-up call for Carlos Ghosn. I know he has a lot on his plate with running this big alliance with Mitsubishi and Nissan, but I think the days of Renault having zero-star cars, really, it’s an embarrassment. I have a very clear message for Renault, across the whole range, they should have standard airbags for the front passenger and driver. No ifs, no buts, just do it.”
Just so you, Renault’s ‘Made-in-India’ Kwid hatchback scored a zero star safety rating in 2016 Global NCAP crash test. The hatchback also failed the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme For Southeast Asian Countries) crash tests in July, 2018.
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