“We know people are deactivating lane keep assist, so why would we sell it?” – Dacia brand boss Denis Le Vot said in an interview with Top Gear.
Dacia currently offers five car models in Poland. These are Dacia Duster, Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Jogger and electric spring. None of them have lane-keeping systems. This is due to the brand’s philosophy of offering only what is needed and necessary.
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“It’s all about making choices, we take passive safety seriously because we want our cars to be safe. But there is also an issue related to active safety that we can discuss. ” Le Vot said. He had in mind, among other things, the Euro NCAP test results which are now being promoted by electronic systems. The Dacia Jogger received one star without testing the car and the points were lowered for, among other things, the lack of unfastened seat belt signals in the last row of seats. Moreover, Euro NCAP itself admitted that the passive protection in Dacia is commendable and if it were not for the lack of electronics, the car would receive four stars.
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“Lots of people deactivate the lane keeping assistant,” said Dacia brand boss. “Turn it off, because it is the person who judges the situation and decides what to use. Dacia does not sell these systems. We know people deactivate systems like lane keep assist, so why would we sell it and increase the price of cars? ” So Le Vot has freedom of choice in mind: if someone wants to buy expensive systems, he can do so from other manufacturers. Dacia wants to remain a solid, affordable brand.-
Adding electronic systems raises the price, which can be a big problem for customers especially today.
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