Jeep Wrangler Scores Just 1 Star in Euro NCAP Safety Tests
The Jeep Wrangler for sale in India, which is the previous-generation model, has a starting price of Rs 58.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes equipped with a 284hp, 3.6-litre V6 petrol or a 200hp, 2.8-litre diesel engine.
Jeep Wrangler scores 1 star in Euro NCAP safety tests. (Image: Euro NCAP)
Euro NCAP had recently revealed 1-star safety results for the new-generation Jeep Wrangler. The rating applies to the whole Wrangler range and one of major reasons for the result is lack of some essential safety features, with regard to the European market. Safety features like automatic emergency breaking, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and knee airbags are missing on the Wrangler tested by the Euro NCAP. However, the Wrangle does get safety equipment like six airbags, a speed assist system (which includes speed warning and speed limiters), a belt pre-tensioner as standard. The Jeep Wrangler for sale in India, which is the previous-generation model, has a starting price of Rs 58.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes equipped with a 284hp, 3.6-litre V6 petrol or a 200hp, 2.8-litre diesel engine.
Euro NCAP summarised the test results for the adult occupants by saying that in the frontal offset test, the connection between the A-pillar and the trans-facia beam was damaged in a way that indicated the structure would be unable to withstand higher loads. Similarly, deformation of the footwell showed that the structure had reached the limit of its integrity. Although dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummy, structures in the dashboard were thought to present a risk to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions, and protection of this body area was rated as marginal. Dummy readings, together with the penalty applied for the unstable bodyshell, resulted in protection of the driver chest being rated as weak. In the full-width rigid barrier test, dummy readings of chest compression showed marginal protection of the driver chest. For the rear passenger, dummy readings showed weak protection of the neck and, combined with high shoulder-belt loads, poor protection of the chest. In the side barrier test, the Wrangler scored maximum points, with good protection of all critical body areas. No pole test was conducted on the Wrangler. Tests on the front seats and head restraints indicated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The Wrangler is not equipped with an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system.
In the frontal offset test, protection of all critical body areas was good or adequate except that of the neck of the 10-year child, where dummy readings of tensile forces indicated weak protection. In the side barrier test, the head of the 10-year dummy contacted the car interior and protection was rated as marginal. The protection of all other critical body areas was good. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. Several problems were seen when installing several child restraints in the vehicle, including those in the Universal category.
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