DS 4 will get max Euro NCAP stars however Dacia Jogger is “sub-standard” on security

DS 4 will get max Euro NCAP stars however Dacia Jogger is “sub-standard” on security


The DS 4 has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP score in its newest spherical of testing. 

The DS 4, which was initially a four-star automotive, has been re-tested with the non-compulsory security pack – Security Pack Plus – and achieved a five-star score scoring extremely throughout all evaluation classes.

The Honda HR-V additionally carried out properly, receiving a four-star score with good safety seen for grownup and baby passengers.

The Dacia Jogger, a accomplice mannequin to the Sandero Stepway, obtained a one-star Euro NCAP score.

The Jogger, positioned by Dacia as a value-for-money MPV with seven seats as normal for the UK market, was seen to lack primary security options, stated Thatcham Analysis.

As well as, a number of the ‘energetic’ security expertise fitted to the car was thought of sub-standard, unnecessarily growing the collision threat.

Matthew Avery, chief analysis technique officer at Thatcham Analysis, stated: “For a household automotive this security efficiency is disappointing. The car could also be extra inexpensive than others in the identical class, however when it comes to security it seems that you do get what you pay for.

“On this case, not solely is the Dacia Jogger missing the energetic security options that patrons anticipate as normal, however even a few of its primary passive security options are lower than the business normal set by the overwhelming majority of carmakers.”

‘Sub-optimal’ seatbelt restraint on Dacia Jogger

Euro NCAP assessments have a look at two principal areas of security throughout testing: ‘passive’ and ‘energetic’.

Passive security options embrace airbags, seatbelts, and crumple zones with a view to securing occupants and mitigating harm throughout an accident.

Energetic security options are designed to assist stop accidents from taking place within the first place, by way of the fitment of expertise reminiscent of autonomous emergency breaking (AEB) to detect autos and susceptible highway customers, lane departure warnings and blind spot info.

The Dacia Jogger’s outcomes present that safety for the chest on the 10-year-old dummy was ‘weak’ and safety for entrance seat passengers in a collision was rated as ‘marginal’ or ‘sufficient’, as a result of a sub-optimal seatbelt restraint.

Thatcham stated the Jogger was additionally penalised throughout most of the identical classes because the Sandero Stepway, for instance, its AEB system can solely detect different autos.

Though the Sandero Stepway is a two-star rated car, the Dacia Jogger was awarded one-star as a result of there being no enhance within the provision of security measures for rear-seated passengers in tandem with its elevated capability.

There are not any seat belt reminders for the brand new rear row of seats for drivers to make sure that youngsters are appropriately buckled-up, whereas the side-curtain airbag doesn’t lengthen far sufficient again to supply safety for these seated within the rear row, which means they’re way more susceptible within the occasion of a facet affect, Thatcham stated.


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September 2022