Renault gets 5 stars for Talisman and Mégane IV in Euro NCAP

After Renault achieved 5 stars with the new Espace and Kadjar in Euro NCAP tests, the brand seems to have set the maximum grade in crash tests performance for all its new models. And has managed to achieve the goal, since the Talisman and the fourth generation of Mégane have repeated the good results of their brothers. Renault now has four of its four new models offering an excellent protection to passengers.

The brand credits its new modular platform, the CMF C/D, acronym for Commom Module Family for the C and D segments. The small Kwid is also built with a CMF, but for the A segment, what is kind of strange when you consider a modular architecture, which allows cars from multiple segments to be built, such as Volkswagen’s MQB. From Polo (B) to Passat (D).

Apart from the merits of the platform, that include ultra high strenght steel in rails, sills and cross members, the new cars use two-stage adaptive airbags, seat belt pretensioners, adaptive cruise control, lane change warning, blind spot warning and many other electronic assistance systems. These equipment have helped the vehicles achieve all 5 stars possible in the tests.

We just hope Renault applies the same attention to safety in all markets where it sells its cars. Especially those in which it sells Dacia vehicles with a Renault badge.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.