Recently, a report suggested that the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) was crash testing popular Indian vehicles. So far, the models being tested have not been confirmed. All we know is that seven models that are popular are being tested.
There are rumours that the Renault Kwid has been part of the seven models being crash tested. Apparently, Kwid has not fared well in crash tests and has been awarded a low score by Global NCAP. The data has been accepted by Renault and engineers are reinforcing the vehicle for a re-test.
The complete test result will be revealed on May 17, 2016. We are eager to see the videos and results that will be submitted by the Global NCAP. All seven vehicles will have to prove that they are crash worthy and will provide sufficient safety to its occupants.
Global NCAP has frequently tested popular models sold in the Indian sub-continent. Previously, they had declared that the Go hatchback from Datsun was unsafe in occasion of an accident. Datsun India used their data to strengthen the structure to withstand any future crash tests.
Kwid by Renault is a global product that will be offered in several international markets. Renault India will be exporting the Kwid to Brazil very soon. Brazilian-spec Kwid will be equipped with several safety features that need to be standard so that a vehicle can go on sale in the country.