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Renault Kwid fails safety test; scores zero-star in ASEAN NCAP crash test

Renault Kwid scored low points in adult occupant protection and Child Occupant Protection tests, while it failed to score any points in the safety assist technologies

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Renault Kwid
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French car major Renault's popular entry level hatchback Kwid, which is sold across various markets, including India, has failed crash test conducted on its base variant without airbags by vehicle safety group

According to ASEAN NCAP, scored low points in adult occupant protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP) tests, while it failed to score any points in the safety assist technologies (SAT) category.

"According to the Kwid's accumulated score of 24.68 points from the three assessed categories, rated it as Zero-Star," the vehicle safety group said in a statement.

said it tested which had only a single airbag for the driver, besides there was no ISOFIX fitted inside the car, which makes seatbelt as the main restraint method for child safety seats.

Commenting on the results, ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said: "We are truly disappointed to find that there are still cars out there that do not offer high degree of safety levels to its occupants in the ASEAN region".

He further 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".

A query sent to remained unanswered.

Global NCAP (new car assessment programme) Secretary-General, David Ward said that it is very disturbing to see such a poor result for the

"Renault have shown that they can make a much safer version in Latin America, so why not in South East Asia too? Different regions and double standards from Renault is deeply disappointing!" he added.

During the first quarter of current fiscal (April-June), Renault sold 15,927 units of Kwid in India.

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 18:46 IST