Bearing in mind that Dacia vehicles belong to a low-cost segment, we aren’t surprised, but we still expected more.
The Dacia Sandero Stepway and its saloon version the Dacia Logan earned 2 Stars out of 5. Those are the results of the safety ratings Euro NCAP has released.
“Safety has moved on”, according to Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP’s Secretary General. Indeed, other April testees, namely the Skoda ENYAQ iV and the Volkswagen ID.4 electric cars, as well as the Cupra Formentor e-HYBRID prove this statement. They got the highest 5 Stars, by contrast with the Dacias.
What’s wrong with the Logan and Sandero Stepway?
They offer a pared-down safety specification. The standard radar-only autonomous emergency braking system reacts just to other vehicles but is not designed to prevent crashes with pedestrians or cyclists. There is no lane support. The crash protection is good enough and could be rated 4 Stars, if not other shortcomings.
Euro NCAP claims Dacia’s solution not to offer a camera clearly is out of step with the market and disappoints, as the company should aware that soon its product will have to comply with the new General Safety Regulation.