Global NCAP has sent a letter to Renault CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn concerning a misleading advertisement for the Megane in Uruguay.

Global NCAP has sent a letter to Renault CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn concerning a misleading advertisement for the Megane in Uruguay.

The Megane III is being marketed in Uruguay with a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests which although technically is true, the result is not valid for countries in Latin America.  That’s because for the last five years the Latin New Car Assessment Program (Latin NCAP) has been conducting its own crash tests and the third-gen Megane has not been tested so far. The five-star rating achieved by the Megane was with a Euro-spec model which isn’t being sold in Latin America.

Global NCAP mentions it’s not certain that the Megane III sold in Latin America will indeed obtain a five-star result which is why it believes Renault is misleading car buyers in Uruguay with the advert. As a consequence, Global NCAP asks Renault to take down the ad immediately and also issue an apology to Euro NCAP for misusing their results and labeling system.

Moreover, Renault is being asked to provide a Megane III in Latin American specification, so the local Latin NCAP can conduct the crash tests to find out the relevant rating.

Source: Global NCAP

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