Renault’s new Modus has been awarded the full five stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests revealed today.

This result makes the Modus the first five-star small car and the safest in its class, scoring 32.84 points out of 37.

The Modus also becomes the seventh Renault vehicle to achieve the top five-star rating.

At the same time, the Modus confirms its family orientation by scoring a best-in-class four stars in child protection.

“Modus’ performance is particularly satisfying as it’s more difficult to protect the occupants of a small car,” says Jacques Faure, Head of Passive Safety at Renault. “The Euro NCAP rating is the result of the approach developed by Renault for many years now – “Safety for all”. Our aim is to provide maximum safety for front- and rear-seat occupants in all cars, large or small.”