This achievement has resulted in the new Mégane earning the joint highest-ever score awarded in EuroNCAP, matching that of Qashqai (Dualis in Australia), from sister company Nissan, last year.
The new Mégane becomes the 11th member of the Renault family to have earned the top five-star rating, with its active and passive safety levels developed from the beginning to deliver new standards in its class.
Contributing to its success were standard safety features such as twin side-impact sensors, six airbags, the Renault System for Restraint and Protection, which combines pretensioners and load limiters with twin-stage dual-chamber adaptive front airbags and new-generation headrests.
Active safety features such as ABS and Emergency Brake Distribution come as standard, while in Britain all versions also feature Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR) and additional understeer control.
Complimentary safety equipment also features in the new Mégane such as a tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control and speed limiter, and automatically activated headlights and windscreen wipers.