Comments Front impact The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact, the windscreen pillar being displaced rearwards by only 10mm after the test. The car scored maximum points for its protection of the passenger. Dummy readings indicated that the car provided good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Renault showed that similar protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Side impact The Megane scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests. Child-protection The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. A permanently attached label clearly warns of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint without first disabling the airbag. Since Euro NCAP's tests, the design of the ISOFIX anchorage in the rear outboard seats has been improved and is fitted to all customers' cars. Pedestrian protection The front edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs. The head of a struck adult or child would be offered predominantly poor protection by the bonnet.
Crash, Test, 2008, Renault, Megane, 5dr., (Full, Test), euroncap