Renault Clio earns 5-star rating from ANCAP image

The Australian New Car Assessment Program has recently rated the new generation of the Renault Clio with 5 stars.

The brand new Renault Clio has been already tested by the European safety specialists at Euro NCAP, who have rated it with a maximum 5-star rating, managing to score 35.87 points out of a possible 37 in the local crash test. The result is making the new Clio generation one of the safety city cars money can buy.

The launch of the new Renault Clio in Australia this year means that the 5-star safety rating could have been obtained from the ANCAP as from January 1, stricter criteria will require all vehicles launched locally to get rear passenger protection airbags, in order to receive the maximum 5-star rating, so there is a big chance that Renault has calculated its move.

According to Lauchlan McIntosh, the ANCAP chairman, the new generation of the Renault Clio is providing good head and chest protection for the driver in both the side impact and the pole tests, but he also says that the missing side airbags for the rear occupants is “disappointing”. ANCAP has also tested the Kia Rondo, which received a 5-star safety rating too, along with the Mazda 6, earning the same score.