The made-in-Brazil Renault Kwid has got a 3 star rating in the Latin NCAP crash test.
The made-in-Brazil Renault Kwid was recently put through the crash tests by Latin NCAP and the hatchback scored a 3 star rating in both adult and child occupant safety. The made-in-India Kwid scored a 1 star rating when it was crash tested by the Global NCAP. So, why the difference of 2 stars between the Brazil-made and India-made Kwid, we’ll tell you.
The Brazil-made Renault Kwid is equipped with four airbags which is one of the reasons why it received a higher star rating, whereas the India-made Kwid had only a driver airbag and seatbelt pretensioner. The former also showed improved structural integrity than the latter. According to Latin NCAP, the Kwid offered good frontal impact protection and marginal side impact protection. However, protection to the chest area of the adult was weak. The car was also put through the side impact barrier test and the inclusion of the side airbags have led to minimal injuries in such a crash.
In case of child occupants, frontal and side impact tests were adequate and good respectively. In the South American market, the Kwid although gets ISOFIX child seat mounts, misses out on 3-point seat belts in all seating positions, hence it’s score was limited to 3 stars. Apart from the four airbags, the test car was equipped with seat belt pretensioners for front occupants, seat belt reminder, side impact protection and ABS.
Renault Kwid Latin NCAP
– Made-in-Brazil Kwid scores 3 star rating in Latin NCAP crash tests
– The car gets four airbags and ABS
– The Kwid offered weak protection to the chest of the adults