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NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars

The new BMW 2 Series Coupe and the Volkswagen Polo were among the other models tested by Euro NCAP.

Several new models, including the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and the Lexus NX, received a five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP’s most recent round of testing.

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NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars
NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars

Megane Electric, NX, Updated Polo Receives a Perfect Five-Star Rating

Because of its improved body and restraint systems, as well as advanced driver assistance systems like automatic emergency braking, the Megane E-Tech Electric SUV received five stars.

The EV was 85 percent for adult occupancy. It received an 88 percent rating for child occupant safety, as well as 79 percent and 65 percent for safety assist and vulnerable road user protection, respectively.

The Megane E-Tech Electric will be available in global markets in the second half of 2021, with a variety of battery sizes and motor outputs, and a claimed range of up to 470 kilometres. Renault is considering bringing its electric vehicle to India as a halo model, showcasing the company’s EV technology. The SUV could only be imported as a CBU, with prices expected to be in the region of Rs 45 lakh.

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NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars
NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars

The new Lexus NX SUV, which is set to launch in India in the coming days, was also crash tested by Euro NCAP. The new NX, which is based on the same platform as the Toyota RAV4, received five stars as well. It received the highest score of 91 percent for safety assistance, and the lowest score of 83 percent for vulnerable road user protection.

Despite Lexus not providing all of the model’s technical information, which Euro NCAP said left “a careless impression that is atypical for a Toyota brand,” the SUV received the top score.

In the meantime, Volkswagen has crash tested two of its models in the latest round: the facelifted sixth-generation Polo (not to be confused with the older fifth-generation Polo sold in India) and the Taigo SUV.

Because of its new centre airbags and stronger crash-avoidance systems, Volkswagen’s hatchback received five stars. It received 94 percent for adult occupant protection, 80 percent for child occupant protection, and 70 percent for both vulnerable road users and safety assist based on its standard equipment level.

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NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars
NCAP Gives Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and Lexus NX 5 Stars

The new Volkswagen Taigo SUV received five stars as well, with a score of 94 percent for adult occupant protection, 84 percent for child occupant protection, 71 percent for vulnerable road user protection, and 70 percent for safety assist.

The Volkswagen ID.5 electric SUV was also tested in this round, and it received the same five-star rating as the nearly identical ID.4.

The New BMW 2 Series has Received a Four-Star Rating

Euro NCAP also tested the BMW 2 Series Coupe, which received four out of five stars for having a “adequate” autonomous emergency braking system that protects against cars and pedestrians. When cyclists are involved, however, it is limited.

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