Renault Duster Latin NCAP Crash Test faired well enough with one airbag but the structure and child safety has been rated poor
The Renault Duster facelift was launched worldwide and as always it has been tested for safety by Latin NCAP. Renault Duster Latin NCAP Crash Test was done with just one driver-side airbag as standard and missed out on most safety features including ABS, passenger-side airbag, driver-side knee airbag and ISOFIX for child safety are not standard and it scores 4 Stars in LAtin NCAP carsh test.
The Latin NCAP awarded the Duster 11 out of 17 points in Adult Occupation Protection (AOP). Meanwhile, the Child Occupant Protection (COP), the Renault Duster scored a very less 21.37 which is out of 49 in total. All of this resulting in the Renault Duster acquiring just two stars out of 5.
Renault Duster Latin NCAP Crash Test did its routine test such as frontal impact test. The test saw the driver head well cooconed in the airbag. However, the passenger head was about to touch the dashboard. The chests and neck showed marginal protection from the restraint for both adult and child protection. The Renault Duster Latin NCAP Crash Test was not conducted the side impact test.
Previously, the Euro NCAP had tested the Renault Duster with the Dacia badge and the SUV scored three out of five stars. Overall, the Duster achieved 74 percent in Adult Occupation Protection AOP, 78 percent in Child Occupation Protection COP, 28 percent in pedestrian protection and 29 percent with electronic safety assists.
These numbers, when compared to the Latin version though, from the Euro spec version, had dual front airbags but even on euro spec missed out on other electronic assists and some safety features. India bound Duster might get same standard equipement on base variant which the Colombian version. Let’s wait for launch which happens in 2016.