By Stewart Smith on 2016-08-31 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Top safety score for
new Renault Scenic
THE all-new Renault Scenic, which goes on sale in the UK later this year, has received a five-star safety rating from the independent organisation, Euro NCAP.
It rated highly with a 90 per cent score for adult occupant protection, 82 per cent for children and 67 per cent for pedestrians.
Renault claims the latest Scenic is amongst the best in its class when it comes to passive safety features.
It uses a structure consisting of reinforced steel skirts, side members, windscreen pillars and posts, allowing it to protect the lives of occupants inside the safety cell.
Parts of the structure are "ultra-high elastic", with each square millimetre able to resist up to 120kg of pressure. In addition, crumple zone steel located outside the passenger compartment allows for an impact to be absorbed, thus also protecting the lives of occupants inside the safety cell.
It is also fitted with two curtain airbags for the first and second rows and two lateral airbags in the front.
The new Scenic also comes with additional gear such as hands-free parking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, fatigue detection warning and an active emergency braking system with pedestrian detection.
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