Dacia Lodgy Achieves 3-Star Euro NCAP Rating [Video]
“Whereas three stars may satisfy Dacia’s own limited ambitions, consumers are once again called upon to opt for safety, with plenty of other vehicles in this category scoring five stars this year,” they said, failing to mention its price, which while it may not justify compromising on safety, it definitely goes some way to explain it.
In the frontal impact, Euro NCAP noted that the A-pillar suffered heavy deformation, and the roof was also severely bent, up until the B-pillar. They also noted the fact that the deformation of the bodyshell made some interior fittings move towards the occupants more than they should, and that the driver’s footwell and transmission tunnel were also noticeably deformed.
According to Dr. Michel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP, said: “It is disappointing to see the Lodgy do badly in our tests, especially coming just a week after the Sandero, branded a Renault in South America, was given a poor one star rating by Latin NCAP. The Lodgy is a budget vehicle and customers will accept compromises in comfort and performance, but not safety. Euro NCAP believes that occupants’ safety should be paramount, regardless of how much they pay for their vehicle."
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