Renault Koleos is the 10th Renault model to obtain the maximum score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests - a result that confirms the outstanding efficiency of the vehicle’s passive and active safety equipment.
Reflecting all Renault’s expertise in safety, Koleos is a versatile crossover that brings occupants the same peace of mind in the city, on the open road, and motorway, and off road, notably through its Alliance-developed four-wheel drive system, which boosts active safety by correcting any loss in grip,and redistributing torque between the front and rear axles ahead of electronic stability control activation.
Renault tells us its approach for all its vehicles is based on real-life safety. The brand focuses on developing the most efficient technologies to “prevent, correct, and protect” and also on raising the awareness of road users.
Safety is a fundamental feature of all Renault vehicles. Renault Koleos was developed to have outstanding levels of both active and passive safety.
Renault's Koleos scored 33 out of 37 in adult protection tests, earning five stars. It obtained four out of five stars in child protection and two out of four in pedestrian protection.
The Koleos benefits from Renault’s longstanding work in real-life accident analysis. Its body structure features programmed crumple zones at the front and the back. The cabin was designed as a real survival cell for passengers in the event of an accident.
Renault Koleos also boasts a comprehensive range of equipment for passenger protection, including six airbags (of which two are front airbags ), seatbelts with force limiters in the front and rear side seats, and pretensioners in the front seats, along with Isofix anchor points for attaching child seats in the rear side seats. The headrests have a carefully worked ergonomic design that offers maximum protection against whiplash in the event of rear impact.
On the active safety front, Renault Koleos has a stiff chassis and, to assist drivers in emergency braking, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist fitted as standard.
Koleos’ four-wheel drive system also makes a significant contribution to active safety by
correcting any loss in grip. Developed by the Alliance and first featured on the new Nissan X-Trail, the system is used to immediately correct the slightest sign of understeer or oversteer by redistributing torque between the front and rear axles, even before the activation of electronic stability control.
Renault is the only manufacturer to have obtained the five-star maximum 10 times. Its safety policy goes beyond technical aspects. Raising the awareness of road users is also a priority for the group. As a good-citizen company, Renault has also made commitments to awareness-raising and educational programmes through a number of national and international initiatives to improve the behaviour of road users. These actions include the Global Road Safety Initiative and the international Safety for All programme.