The Renault Lodgy MPV has scored a really poor zero star ranking in a not too long ago performed crash take a look at by the World NCAP (new automotive evaluation programme). The crash take a look at is part of World NCAP’s ‘Safer Automobiles For India Marketing campaign,’ during which the Lodgy scored zero stars for grownup occupant safety, and a mean two-star ranking for baby security within the rear seat. As with each different car examined by World NCAP, the Lodgy was examined at 64 kmph within the frontal offset crash take a look at and sadly has showcased very poor outcomes.
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The Renault Lodgy that was used within the crash take a look at didn’t include airbags nor did the MPV provide any form of baby security programs like ISOFIX baby seat anchorage. Sadly, Renault India doesn’t even provide ABS (antilock braking system) as customary on the Lodgy, which additional added to the MPV receiving a poor ranking within the NCAP crash take a look at. Along with that, the World NCAP has additionally rated the physique shell of the Renault Lodgy as unstable.
The take a look at confirmed that driver safety, particularly for the pinnacle, has been rated as ‘Poor’, primarily because of the influence that the driver-side crash take a look at dummy’s head had with the steering wheel, a transparent final result for not providing an airbag. The shortage of even a driver facet airbag additionally implies that security ranking for different physique elements like chest, and knee safety have been additionally rated both ‘Poor’ or ‘Marginal’. Compared, the protection ranking for the entrance passenger within the Lodgy, for head influence, was rated ‘Good’, which was primarily due to the shortage of an object to have an effect with.
Commenting on the Renault Lodgy’s poor efficiency, David Ward, Secretary-Common, World NCAP stated, “The Renault Lodgy is disappointing, I can not conceal that. Again 20-years-ago, Renault received an excellent fame beneath the management of Louis Schweitzer, who was then the CEO. (It) grew to become the primary producer to get an entire string of five-star automobiles in Euro NCAP. Now, issues are a bit completely different. I feel this must be a wake-up name for Carlos Ghosn. I do know he has so much on his plate with operating this huge alliance with Mitsubishi and Nissan, however I feel the times of Renault having zero-star automobiles, actually, it is a humiliation. I’ve a really clear message for Renault, throughout the entire vary, they need to have customary airbags for the entrance passenger and driver. No ifs, no buts, simply do it.”
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Clearly, the Lodgy isn’t the primary Renault automotive to attain a Zero-star ranking within the NCAP crash take a look at. Earlier in 2016, the Renault Kwid had additionally scored a Zero star ranking, which a couple of months later was marginally improved to a One-star ranking with the including of a driver facet airbag. Contemplating Renault did expertise this prior to now, the Lodgy actually ought to have fared significantly higher. Equally, the Renault Duster additionally scored a Zero star ranking with out airbags, a rating which was improved drastically to three stars with driver and passenger airbags added.