ASEAN NCAP recently released their crash test study on the made-in-India version of the Renault Kwid, destined for the Indonesian market. The Kwid showcased abysmal performance by scoring zero stars in the crash test. The car earned an overall score for 24.68, rated as zero-star. The Kwid earned 10.12 points for adult occupant protection, and 14.56 for child occupant protection. Even though it scored three stars for the child occupant protection, more weight is given for the adult occupant protection, in which it scored a poor one-star rating.
The car also scored zero stars in the EURO NCAP test, but with Renault further making improvements for more structural rigidity, it managed to score one star. The car which is all set for the Indonesian market is made to do with just one airbag for the driver, whereas the Kwid offered in the Brazilian market scored an impressive three stars as it comes with four airbags, ABS, and EBD. The Kwid offered in Brazil is also significantly heavier than the Indian made car by 220 kg.
The Kwid facelift is expected to hit the shores by 2019 and we expect it to have more crash-worthiness as the upcoming safety norms by Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program will be uncompromising. As of now, the Kwid comes with a driver side airbag along with load limiters and pretensioners for the seatbelt as an option.