Global NCAP has been actively crash-testing Indian vehicles that have been popular. This encourages the manufacturers to design safer cars for every segment including the mass-market segment. Recently many cars have been tested and they ended up with 4-star ratings like the Tata Altroz, Tata Tiago, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Volkswagen Polo and many others. Now we have a new addition to this list and it is the Renault Triber which was recently tested at the Global NCAP.
The 7-seater MPV which was launched last year has received a 4-star rating for adult occupants. Scoring a total of 11.67 points out of 17. This has been a significant improvement for Renault because the previous test for Kwid and Duster were one and zero respectively. For the Triber, the chest area was rated marginal and adequate, and knees scored marginal and good for the passengers. But the rating for driver and passengers head and neck area was good.
For the child occupants, Triber didn’t do so well, it managed only 27 points out of 49 which gives it a 3-star rating. This test included both a frontward facing (FWF) child seat and a rear-facing (RWF) child seat installed with the adult three-point seatbelt fastening. The chestal area scored an ‘Average’ and the head protection which was exposed during the crash scored ‘low’.
The bodyshell of the Triber could not take any further loads, so it was deemed unstable. Whereas the footwell area was rated stable. According to reports, the Triber variant used for the crash test was equipped with basic safety specs which include dual airbags, seatbelt reminder and ABS.
Alejandro Furas, the Secretary-general of Global NCAP said “ Renault has significantly improved their safety standards which have improved the adult occupant protection in a frontal crash. Triber sets a strong baseline for the brand and encourages them to maintain this improvement which could help them achieve a 5-star rating in the future ”.
Global NCAP has been taking their test seriously to improve road vehicle safety and has goals to add more test parameters which will improve the safety standards. By 2026, Global NCAP is aiming to introduce a single rating system instead of a separate rating for adult and children. To achieve this they have been pushing hard to introduce more active safety technology in their future protocols. What do you think about the safety rating of Renault Triber at the Global NCAP crash testing? Do let us know in the comments section below.