New Renault Clio gets top marks from Euro NCAP

By CARSIFU | 27 May 2019

PARIS: The new Renault Clio has received the coveted 5-stars rating in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests.

Groupe Renault’s best-selling model has been tested according to its new stringent protocol launched in 2018 and won the highest score.

The fifth-generation of the Clio is already one of the safest city cars ever tested by Euro NCAP. It became the 22nd Renault vehicle to receive the maximum rating of five stars. The safety performance achieved is due in part to the enhanced passive safety and the most comprehensive range of driving aids in the segment.

Based on the brand-new Alliance modular platform, CMF-B, the Clio benefits from an optimised body structure, revised seat structures and seat-belt fasteners designed to provide optimal support for all occupants, no matter the occupants size or position in the car, with pyrotechnic pre-tensions and load limiters.

Renault supports the Fix4sure technology for excellence in occupant restraint. In addition, All-New Clio's excellent interior safety features makes it possible to install a wide variety of child seats, both front and rear, on isofix and with the I-size system, as well as featuring enhanced head protection for the rear passengers in case of side impact.

The Euro-spec Clio features a wealth of standard safety features such as: six airbags, ABS with emergency brake assistance, a camera and radar (lane assist, traffic sign recognition with speed limit alert, distance warning, emergency braking), cruise control/speed limiter, seat belt unlock alert for the front and rear seats and emergency call. Vision is optimised with standard 100 per-cent LED front headlamps.

Thanks to Clio's new electronic architecture, it was possible to introduce an active emergency brake system with recognition of pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles. For even more safety and comfort, the Clio will also feature advanced driving aids with the Highway and Traffic Jam Companion, the first step towards autonomous driving.