The Renault Sandero has recently received a 1-star rating in the latest Latin NCAP tests, because of its unstable body shell performance and the lack of airbags.

Bad news of owners of the Renault Sandero, or Dacia Sandero in most markets, after the model has been recently tested by the Latin NCAP and the model has managed to score just a 1-star rating in the front impact test. The low score has been attributed to the lack of airbags on the South American version of the model and to the unstable body shell performance. Keep in mind that the version tested is the first generation of the Sandero, not the one unveiled in Paris a couple of months ago.

As a quick reminder, the outgoing version of the Dacia Sandero, or Renault Sandero as it is known in some markets, has been in production ever since 2007 and the model is being assembled in Romania, Brazil, Colombia, Morocco, Russia and South Africa. The model is coming as a five-door hatchback with a front engine and front-wheel drive. The Sandero is getting a choice of six engines and two transmissions and it’s 4,020 mm long, 1,746 mm wide and 1,534 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,589 mm.


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