In the Latin NCAP crash test results, Brazil-spec Renault Captur has scored 4 Stars for the adult occupant protection, and 3 Stars for the child occupant. The Captur is an important vehicle for India, more on that shortly.
The Captur is equipped with ESC, 4 airbags (2 frontal and 2 side thorax-head type), passenger airbag disable switch, and ISOFix anchorages as standard in all variants.
The good performance of seat belts and pretensioners, along with the airbags and a good performing structure explain the four stars for adult occupant protection, said the report.
The report further added that the child occupant protection during the front and side crash was good even when the CRS (Child Restraint System) was installed using the seat belts.
Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Latin NCAP commented, “The Captur shows the potential of local industry to produce and offer safer cars that exceed governmental requirements and that perform good with today’s tougher protocol. Renault should be proud to show their consumers the crash test result of the Captur. We encourage Renault and other manufacturers to keep improving their model ranges to achieve four and five stars.”
María Fernanda Rodríguez, Latin NCAP President said, “I congratulate Renault for achieving a four-star result for adults with the Captur, but also encourage them to continue working to improve the child safety for this vehicle. I would also like to see all of Renault’s best selling models offering the same safety levels as the tested model introduced today.”
Renault India is busy testing the Kaptur in India. Yes, there are two versions of it based on two different platforms. For the Indian market, Kaptur is based the Duster platform. Read more on that here.