Last week, Euro NCAP awarded the new Dacia Jogger just one star for having poor safety assistance systems and poor protection for the passengers in the third row, the third row even lack seatbelt reminders. However, despite the poor score – Dacia has hit back and said that the Dacia Jogger is its “safest ever” model and some of the flaws the Euro NCAP tests pointed out are down to choices that Dacia made when the car was being developed.

“This is the result of our choices. We did not implement a seatbelt reminder on the third row because when you want to extract the seats, you need to disconnect and reconnect some electronic features.”

Mark Suss – Dacia VP of Engineering

Dacia also mentioned that despite the pressure, it feels the need to remove any unnecessary features from its new vehicles. With a starting price in the UK of £15,345 it is the cheapest seven seater on sale and has been designed in such a way to be as cost effective as possible.