Renault Safety

Renault Safety



Louis Renault

A breakthrough in safety


Louis Renault's original Voiturette featured a geartrain transmission that was more reliable and less dangerous than today's more conventional chains or belts.


Renault Front wheel brakes

Front-wheel brakes


Renault's six-cylinder 18CV and 40CV models had brakes on the front wheels, and the 40CV could be fitted with Louis Renault's patented mechanical servo-brake, for stronger braking action.


Renault Independent front suspension

Independent front suspension


The Juvaquatre was the first Renault with independent front suspension, for better road holding, and an all-steel monocoque structure, for better protection.


Renault The opening of Lardy

The opening of Lardy


The Lardy centre (near Paris) was set up to handle tests on all future Renault vehicles. This was where the first impact resistance tests were carried out.


Renault Accidentology studies

Accidentology studies


Renault set up a physiology and biomechanics laboratory run by a doctor, to help vehicle design teams develop safe cars. From this moment on, crash-tests would take on major importance in vehicle design and safety engineering.


Renault Disc brakes on small cars

Disc brakes on small cars


The R8 was the first compact car to be fitted with disc brakes on all four wheels, a feature previously reserved for large cars.


Renault The LAB



Renault and PSA Peugeot-Citroen set up the joint Accident Analysis and Biomechanics Laboratory (LAB).


Renault Basic Research Vehicle

Basic Research Vehicle


The BRV (Basic Research Vehicle) was developed for studies into passive safety.


Renault The safety cell

The safety cell


Renault presented EPURE (vehicle for research into road user and environment protection), featuring the concept of a non-deformable cabin, and allowing for pedestrian impact.


Renault Safety - ABS



ABS appeared on the R25.


Renault Safety - Protecting passengers

Protecting passengers


Driver airbag and seatbelt pretensioners appeared on CLIO, R19 and SAFRANE.


Renault Safety - Permament innovation

Permanent innovation


The second-generation Renault System of Restraint and Protection (SRP2) appeared, with driver and passenger airbags, load limiters, pretensioners and headrests with close-up protection.


Renault Safety - Laguna 2

The first-ever 5 stars


Renault introduced ESC Electronic Stability Control on LAGUNA II, traction control and third-generation SRP. LAGUNA II became the maker's first car to obtain the top five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash-tests.


Renault Safety - MEGANE 2

5 stars for MEGANE and VEL SATIS


MEGANE II and VEL SATIS obtained five-star Euro NCAP crash-test ratings.


Renault Safety - SCENIC 2

5 stars for SCENIC and ESPACE


ESPACE IV and SCENIC II obtained five-star Euro NCAP crash-test ratings.


Renault Safety - MODUS

Small car, perfect safety


Five-star Euro NCAP crash-test ratings were achieved by MEGANE Cabriolet and MODUS (the first five-star car of this category).


Renault Safety - CLIO 3

5 stars for CLIO III


CLIO III obtained a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating.


Renault Safety - LAGUNA 3



Laguna III obtained a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, with a record score of 36 out of 37.


Renault Safety - MEGANE 3

MEGANE III: Safest Vehicle in any category


With a score of 37 out of 37 in its Euro NCAP crash tests, MEGANE III stands out as the safest vehicle in any class ever tested by the independent road safety body. MEGANE III has safety in its genes. It is a fundamental part of the car, which was developed to set standards in both active and passive safety.


Renault Safety - Grand SCENIC 3

12th model to reach 5 stars


Grand SCENIC III becomes the 12th model of the Renault range to secure Euro NCAP's maximum five-star crash-test rating, despite the stepping up of the severity of the independent body's evaluation criteria (side and rear impact, child and adult protection, pedestrian protection, equipment).


Renault Safety - CLIO 4

5 stars for CLIO IV


CLIO IV was awarded a five-star rating following passive tests carried out by Euro NCAP. This result, achieved in spite of more stringent procedures from the independent body in January 2012, provides a further illustration of Renault's passive safety expertise.


Renault Safety - CAPTUR 1

5 stars for CAPTUR


Renault CAPTUR achieves 5 stars at the end of passive safety tests conducted by Euro NCAP. CAPTUR becomes the fifteenth Renault to achieve 5 stars.


Renault Safety - ZOE 1

5 stars for ZOE


Renault ZOE was awarded a five-star rating following the passive safety tests carried out by Euro NCAP. ZOE obtained an overall score of 82 per cent (including the maximum rating for pedestrian safety) and consequently figured among the very best models in its segment.



5 stars for CLIO V and CAPTUR II


CLIO is a 30 years long success story. The CLIO V kept the road-holding and safety legacy of its predecessors and got awarded the safest car in the B-Hatch category. Similarly, All-New CAPTUR received the award of the safest car in the B-SUV category.


Featuring a camera and radar-based Automatic Emergency Braking System, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition, CLIO V and CAPTUR II respond to fast-moving vulnerable road-users (such as cyclists).

A commitment for the future


Considering the issues related to road safety in the world, Renault is committed to improving the control of behaviour. In the future, security will be more interactive with embedded technologies allowing improvement in the detection of the environment of the vehicle to alert the driver and anticipate the activation of safety systems.

A global approach


Renault is constantly developing new safety systems aimed at avoiding accidents and protecting vehicle occupants. The emphasis in development is thus placed on better prevention, better anticipation and better education, without diminishing the responsibility of the driver.