The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has today awarded the incoming Renault Megane E-Tech a five-star safety rating.
Helping the new electric crossover earn its top marks was its ability to protect both child and adult occupants, earning a score of 88 and 85 per cent respectively.
Another area that the model did well in was the safety assist category, earning 80 per cent. This was thanks to its standard fitment of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) which include automatic emergency braking (AEB), emergency lane keep assist, and road-edge detection.
Other convenient features found on the Megane E-Tech that drivers will welcome include traffic sign recognition, hill start assist, driver drowsiness alert, distance warning alert, and adaptive cruise control.
Rounding out the scorecard is the EV’s performance in the vulnerable road user protection category where it was awarded a score of 65 per cent.
“We’re delighted that ANCAP has recognised Renault’s continued commitment to safety with the all-new Renault Megane E-Tech,” says Glen Sealey, General Manager of Renault Australia.
Renault New Zealand has yet to announce pricing and specification for the Megane E-Tech, but it says the model will be launched by the end of 2023 so we can expect to hear something soon.
Orders for the model are currently being taken on the brand’s local website where customers can reserve their car with a $1k deposit.