RENAULT has notched up its fifteenth five-star Euro NCAP score thanks to a strong showing by its new Captur mini SUV crossover.
The Renault Captur is classified as one of the best cars in its class for pedestrian safety, an area in which some cars which protect their occupants well are marked down.
The first five-star Renault was the Laguna II in 2001, although the threshold for qualifying for the top rating has been raised over the years, most recently in January 2013.
Renault has consistently aimed for five-star ratings in the Euro NCAP tests, allowing it to challenge traditional safety leaders such as Volvo and Mercedes.
Cars from Renault’s budget brand Dacia, though, have tended not to rank as highly, but the latest batch of test results included a four-star rating for the new Sandero, a better score than previous Dacias have achieved.