The Renault Captur's 5-star NCAP safety rating is aided by its 96% score in Adult Occupant safety.
The Renault Captur may not have had the intended commercial success in India, however, its 5-star safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash assessments definitely highlights the fact that Renault has a robust product at its hands. For those who're new to the world of NCAP safety ratings, Euro NCAP's four main scoring categories consist of Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users & Safety Assist.
Of the four categories, the Captur scored highest (96%) in the Adult Occupant category (36.8/38 points). The NCAP report commends the Captur's passenger compartment as it remained stable in the frontal offset test. Both the driver & passenger dummies recorded 'good' protection levels for the knees & femurs. The levels further would have been the same for occupants of different sizes. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection levels ranged from 'good' to 'adequate' for all critical body areas, both for the driver and the rear passenger. The Captur's standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system also performed well, avoiding collisions in most test scenarios. The Captur, however, can improve in terms of chest protection for both front passengers during a frontal full-width crash.
In the Child Occupant category, the Captur obtained the second-highest score (83%), with 41 points secured out of a possible 49. In the frontal offset test, both the child dummies (6 and 10-year old) recorded 'good' to 'adequate' levels of protection. However, the Captur lost points due to the fact that its rear centre seat was unable to install a universal child restraint. Wherever the child restraints could be installed, they performed well.
In the remaining two categories, Vulnerable Road Users (pedestrian safety) & Safety Assist, the Captur managed to score 75% and 74%, respectively. The Captur's bonnet and bumper provided ample protection to a pedestrian's head and legs but, the pelvic protection is where it lost points. The NCAP report also found that the standard version of the car had adequate safety assist functions to aid the driver.