Made-in-India Renault Kwid has received zero rating in the latest round of the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme For Southeast Asian Countries) crash tests. The overall score of the hatchback stood at 24.68 points only. The vehicle received a score of 10.12 points for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 14.56 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP).
The tested model is retailed in Indonesia and comes equipped with a single airbag for the driver. The vehicle was devoid of ISOFIX child mount and Safety Assist Technologies. Therefore, it scored zero for SATs category. Check Out – Renault Kwid Based Compact SUV Might Look Like This!
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Commenting on the result, ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said: “What is more disappointing is that these cars are sold in countries that recorded one of the highest numbers of road fatalities; in which WHO published Thailand with 14,059 fatalities while Indonesia had 26,416 number of road fatalities”.
Global NCAP Secretary-General, Mr David Ward has also criticized Renault for its double standards and questioned on the brand’s decision of selling much safer version of the Kwid in Latin America than the South East Asia countries.
Well, it doesn’t come as a surprise as the Kwid had also failed to perform in Global NCAP crash tests in May, 2106. The hatchback scored zero star safety rating. Though, it managed to achieve 1.5 stars when retested in September, 2016.
Renault-Nissan Alliance’s plant in Tamil Nadu serves as production hub for the Renault Kwid. The company imports the hatchback’s Made-in-India model to South East Asian and South African countries. Priced between Rs 3.57 lakh – Rs 4.34 lakh, the Kwid is available with two petrol engines – a 0.8-litre and a 1.0-litre – paired to a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox respectively. Read – Upcoming Renault Cars In India
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