The Renault Kwid is a popular vehicle in the entry-level hatchback segment and the vehicle has scored a zero star rating in a fresh round of Global NCAP crash tests.
Global NCAP tested the base variant of the Kwid which comes without airbags. The vehicle got zero stars for adult protection and 2 stars for child protection and the structure collapsed. Renault, however, made started producing a slightly more safer version of the Kwid April onwards and hence Global NCAP tested that too.
The updated Kwid without safety features scored a similar rating as the older Kwid but the structure did not collapse. The variant that comes with a driver-side airbag was also tested and it again scored zero stars for adult occupancy protection and 2 stars for child occupancy protection.
Renault has stated that all their products meet the safety standards set by Indian regulations and the automaker will comply with the timelines set for the new safety regulations to be enforced in India.
Renault Kwid Global NCAP
– The Kwid got zero stars for adult occupancy protection and 2 stars for child protection
– Global NCAP tested variants with and without airbags, results were similar
– Renault has stated that they will work to make the Kwid more safer