The new Jeep Renegade is awarded with maximum Euro NCAP rating with an overall score of 80/100. The new Jeep achieved 87% in adult occupant protection, 85% in child occupant protection, 65% in pedestrian protection and 74% in driving assistance safety systems.
The new SUV comes with six airbags (front airbags for front passengers, side window airbags for all rows, side airbags for front seats) and Electronic Stability Control with Electronic Anti-Rollover System as standard. Other safety equipments (varying on market and trim level) offered include Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection, and ParkView reversing camera. Adaptive Cruise Control will be available from 2015.
More information is available in the press release below.
New Jeep Renegade Achieves Euro NCAP 5-star Rating – Press Release
- The latest addition to the Jeep family has achieved 85% ratings for adult and child occupant protection and 65% for pedestrian protection, with positive results in all main tests.
- The safety device rating was 74%, thanks to the optional automatic braking system and the availability, as standard, of the speed regulator.
- An even more significant rating, considering that from this year Euro NCAP has adopted much stricter access thresholds for the 5-star rating in relation to adult occupant, child occupant and pedestrian protection.
- Contributing to the prestigious achievement are the “4×4 Small Wide architecture” and the many safety systems, provided as standard or on request, including 6 airbags as standard.
- From last year, 5 EuroNCAP stars have also been shining for the New Jeep Cherokee.
The new Jeep Renegade is awarded the prestigious Euro NCAP 5-star rating with an overall score of 80/100, achieved 87% thanks to adult occupant protection, 85% thanks to child occupant protection, 65% thanks to pedestrian protection and 74% thanks to the driving assistance safety systems.
Thousands of hours of virtual simulations have permitted the development of the innovative “4×4 Small Wide” architecture – Renegade is the first FCA vehicle to adopt it – which offers a monocoque which makes extensive use of high-strength, ultra-high-strength and hot-pressed steels, with the final result of exceptional torsion resistance. The three load line front structure guarantees uniformity of response in the event of frontal impact regardless of the type of obstacle or vehicle the car crashes into. What’s more, despite the clear off-road vocation of the model, which is also expressed in the robust, square front end, the new Renegade ensures good pedestrian protection.
The quality of the virtual design was then tested physically on the cars produced at the SATA factory in Melfi with 300 tests on components and subsystems, more than 100 impact simulations and more than 100 crash tests taking into consideration the various types of impact – front, side, rollover, rear-ending and pedestrian impact – as well as the various speeds at which they can occur and the various physical characteristics of the passengers.
For comprehensive protection, the new Jeep Renegade comes as standard with 6 airbags (front for front passengers, side window bags for all rows, side bags for front seats) and ESC (electronic stability control) with ERM (electronic anti-rollover system). The safety equipment, depending on market and trim level, features as standard or on request, further important systems such as Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control (available from 2015) and ParkView reversing camera with dynamic grid lines.
One of the most innovative systems available on the new Jeep Renegade is the Forward Collision Warning-Plus (assisted braking system) – the first in the category in terms of reliability and precision – which uses radar and video sensors to detect whether the car is approaching another vehicle or obstacle in its path too rapidly. In these cases the system warns or assists the driver in order to avoid impact or mitigate its consequences.
Finally, the Jeep Renegade can be equipped with the “Lane Sense Departure Warning-Plus” and “Blind-spot Monitoring” systems. The first uses the camera’s optical sensor to establish the road position of the vehicle with respect to the horizontal markings present on the road surface. In the case of an unintentional lane change, which the system recognises if the vehicle changes trajectory without activating the direction indicators, a visual alert is issued along with a tactile signal sent by the electric power steering (EPS). If the driver does not react promptly, the system issues a second visual alert. The “Blind-spot Monitoring” system, on the other hand, uses ultra broadband radar sensors to assist the driver during lane changes, indicating the presence of other vehicles in blind spots by lighting up icons on the door mirrors and activating an acoustic signal chosen by the driver.