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Brazil-spec Renault Duster fails Latin NCAP crash test

Latin NCAP also crash-tested the Suzuki Swift manufactured in India.

The Brazil-spec Renault Duster has been awarded a zero star safety rating by Latin NCAP.

The Duster scored 11.78 points for adult occupant safety, 11.24 points for child protection, 15 points for safety assists and 24.38 points for pedestrian protection.

In the frontal impact test, the Duster offered good protection to the driver and passenger's head and neck. Driver and passenger’s chest showed marginal protection. Driver’s knees and one passenger’s knee showed marginal protection. The car showed a fuel leak after the frontal impact test.

Unusually high structural intrusion was observed in the side impact test. Also, the front passenger door opened during this test.

The test car was fitted with 2 airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters as well as a seat belt reminder. The Brazil-spec Duster gets ESC as standard but does not get other safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking, speed and lane assist systems.

Latin NCAP also crash-tested the Suzuki Swift manufactured in India. It didn't fare well in the test either.

 
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