2018 Renault Koleos awarded 5-star ANCAP safety rating

October 23, 2018

The Renault Koleos has finally been awarded the full five-star safety rating by ANCAP, following a boost in safety equipment applied to the SUV. Crash tests were conducted by the Euro NCAP department.

Up until now the latest Renault Koleos had been unrated in ANCAP’s listings. This was despite its sister car, the Nissan X-Trail, having already been stamped with five stars. ANCAP analysed the results from Euro NCAP, and, under the alignment protocol, awarded the full five stars.

This rating was helped by the inclusion of autonomous emergency braking, cruise control, speed limiter, and lane departure warning recently fitted as standard across the range for 2018. Andrew Moore, managing director Renault Australia, spoke about the results, saying:

“Safety is a priority for Renault, and accordingly we have upgraded Koleos to include standard safety features like AEB and Lane Departure Warning to ensure a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.”

According to the results, the Koleos scored 84 per cent for adult occupant protection, 79 per cent for child occupant protection, and 62 per cent for pedestrian protection. The mid-size SUV was also rated 52 per cent for its safety assist systems, including autonomous emergency braking.

The five-star ANCAP rating applies to models built from June 2018, and is applicable to all variants that are on sale in Australia.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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