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Is the Renault Koleos a safe car?

Asked by Norma

I have been researching the Renault Koleos. I've always considered Renault to be a safe brand, but my research keeps turning up dead-ends when I try to find out about the car’s safety rating. I emailed the website 'how safe is your car' and they said it's ok and would be rated the same as Europe. It has been rated there, but not here, even though it was sold in Australia first. They told me the previous model was 5-star and this one is safe too. But I am worried that if it doesn't get a rating, when I sell it, it might reduce the value of my car. Is the Australian model different from the European car? I thought it would be made in France, but it’s made in Korea, so is the Korean car for Australia of lower safety? The European car has a lot of automatic safety features, but the Australian car only gets these on the top of the range one.

Answered by CarsGuide

1 Dec 2017 Graham Smith

Every car has to meet the Australian safety standards before it can be sold here. It doesn’t matter whether it’s made in France, Japan, Korea, or Outer Mongolia. If it doesn’t meet our standards it doesn’t get in. It is possible to get the approval to sell here based on testing that has been done overseas, in places such as Europe, which is where the Koleos was tested. There is no reason to fear that the Koleos doesn’t meet our standards, or that it is unsafe in any way.

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