The new Renault Clio has received the coveted 5-stars rating in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests. Groupe Renault’s best-selling model has been tested according to the new stringent protocol launched in 2018. It is the 22nd Groupe Renault vehicle to receive the maximum rating of five stars.
Based on the brand-new Alliance modular platform, CMF-B, the new Clio benefits from an optimised body structure, revised seat structures and seat-belt fasteners designed to provide optimal support for all occupants, no matter the occupants size or position in the car, with pyrotechnic pre-tensions and load limiters. Renault supports the Fix4sure technology for occupant restraint. In addition, it is possible to install a wide variety of child seats, both front and rear, on isofix and with the I-size system, and there is enhanced head protection for the rear passengers in case of side impact.
Standard safety features include:
Six airbags, ABS with emergency brake assistance, a camera and radar (lane assist, traffic sign recognition with speed limit alert, distance warning, emergency braking), cruise control/speed limiter, seat belt unlock alert for the front and rear seats and emergency call. In addition, vision is optimised with standard 100 per-cent LED front headlamps.
Thanks to Clio’s new electronic architecture, it was possible to introduce an active emergency brake system with recognition of pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, which secured a pedestrian/cyclist AEB rating (11/12) by Euro NCAP. The new Clio will also feature advanced driving aids with the Highway and Traffic Jam Companion, the first step towards autonomous driving.