The Kwid is Renault's most affordable vehicle in India and will be going on sale in several international markets soon. In every budget friendly vehicle, there are several cost-cutting measures undertaken by the manufacturer. Now a five-month-old Renault Kwid RXT variant caught fire.
Rajesh Ghai is the owner of Renault Kwid that went up in flames. The fire was controlled and put off, however, it destroyed the engine. An official complaint has been made with Renault 24-hour helpline, who have taken the vehicle for investigation.
The owner explains that no modification was carried out on the vehicle. Renault India promised that if any fault from their end was found, an all-new vehicle will be provided as a replacement. Now the investigation team has provided the customer with an answer.
Renault India has explained that they have not found any design flaw or defect in the Kwid. The fire has been claimed as an accident by Renault officials. Owner of the vehicle has been asked to contact his insurance provided for the damages occurred in the fire accident.
Few days ago, Global NCAP released videos showing the Kwid being crash tested. Unfortunately, the Kwid managed to score a zero in crash tests. This incident has already put a negative image on the vehicle and the fire incident does not help the manufacturer in any form.