The Renault Triber that was put to test was right-hand drive and came fitted with two airbags. The compact MPV secured four stars in adult occupant safety and a respectable three stars in child safety
The latest round of Global NCAP crash tests under the ‘safer cars for India’ initiative saw the Renault Triber being put through its paces. The compact MPV managed to score an impressive four stars in adult occupant safety and a reasonable three stars in child occupant protection.
The Triber offered good protection to the heads and necks of the driver as well as the passenger. In fact, the knees of the passengers showed good protection too. Driver and passenger tibias showed adequate protection as well. All is not perfect with the Triber though. The driver’s chest and knees were marginally protected at best, and it may be a cause of concern for many. The bigger thing to bear in mind is that the report deemed the bodyshell unstable and not capable of withstanding further loadings.
As far as child safety goes, the tests were performed with a forward-facing (FWF) and a rear-facing (RWF) child seat. The Triber managed to score a reasonable 27 points out of 49 to secure a three-star rating. In the FWF test, the child seat was unable to prevent excessive forward movement during an impact. Global NCAP also tested the Triber with an 18-month-old test dummy with an RWF seat. The Triber provided full protection to the child occupant. It is important to note that, while a child seat can be installed at the rear, the Renault offering doesn’t have ISOFIX anchorages.
The Renault Triber that was put to test by Global NCAP was equipped with basic safety technology like two airbags, a seatbelt reminder and ABS.