In Global NCAP’s latest round of Safer Cars for India crash tests and the first in CY2021, the made-in-Chennai Renault Triber seven-seater SUV has scored a strong four-star rating for adult occupants and three stars for child occupants.
Renault’s compact crossover, which was launched in India in August 2019, was tested in its most basic safety specification, with two airbags. According to the global automotive safety watchdog, the Triber showed significant improvements from previous Renault models tested by Global NCAP.
Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP said: “Renault has significantly improved adult occupant protection performance in frontal crashes compared with our 2016 tests on the Kwid. The Triber sets a strong baseline for the manufacturer, and we encourage Renault to maintain this important progress as a minimum with the goal of achieving 5 star levels of safety."
David Ward, President of the Towards Zero Foundation said, "It is satisfying to note Renault’s safety improvements with Global NCAP’s Triber crash test result. We would encourage them to continue this progress, and to set a five-star or Safer Choice rating as their future target for the Indian market.”
Adult Occupant Protection: The protection offered to the adult occupant driver and passenger head and neck was good. Driver chest showed marginal protection and passenger chest showed adequate protection. Driver knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard. Passenger knees showed good protection. Driver and passenger tibias showed adequate protection.
The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. Footwell area was rated as stable. The car offers standard seatbelt reminders (SBR) for driver and passenger.
Child Occupant Protection: The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed forward-facing with adult seatbelts and was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. Chest protection was average and the head protection was low as it was exposed during the crash The 18-month-old child restraint was installed with adult seatbelt rearward facing offering full protection to the child occupant. CRS marking was permanent. The recommended CRS did not show incompatibility. The vehicle offers a lap belt in the rear centre position. The car does not offer ISOFIX anchorages.
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