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Brazil-spec Renault Kwid Gets 3-Star Safety Rating from Latin NCAP

Brazil-spec Renault Kwid Gets 3-Star Safety Rating from Latin NCAP

Snapshot: Renault Kwid for Brazil showed extra structural reinforcements and better safety performance compared to the Indian version tested by Global NCAP

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Renault Kwid, made in and for Brazil, has achieved three star safety rating for adult occupant protection and child occupant protection from Latin NCAP. The Kwid for Brazil showed extra structural reinforcements and better safety performance compared to the Indian version tested by Global NCAP last year. The hatchback was tested in front and side crash configurations. It showed clear improvements in safety offering better protection performance compared to its Indian version, and other market competitors, even under more stringent Latin NCAP protocols.

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Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Latin NCAP said: “It is good to see how fast manufacturers can react from the first ever tested Kwid (Indian version tested by Global NCAP) to this three star Brazilian made Kwid. It is encouraging to see car makers reacting to Latin NCAP’s, Global NCAP’s and consumers’ preferences for better safety performance, even in entry level cars. The market is reacting earlier and beyond governmental requirements. Latin NCAP is calling for all governments in Latin America to urgently adopt both the UN’s front and side impact crash test standards certification, electronic stability control (ESC) and pedestrian protection requirements. In the meantime to make Latin NCAP tests mandatory for all cars in the market, which will allow all consumers to have clear information on the safety offered by the car that they plan to buy.”

The Kwid showed an adequate frontal protection and marginal side impact protection with weak protection to the chest of the adult but enough to reach a solid three stars in adult occupant protection. Ricardo Morales Rubio, Latin NCAP Chairman of the Board of Directors said:“This result is another clear example of the strength of consumers’ voice. From Latin NCAP we praise Renault for making decisions to bring better safety earlier and beyond governmental regulations for Latin America & the Caribbean region. This result demonstrates that consumers are taking into consideration the safety levels of cars when buying a new unit. We will continue pushing governments in order to make safety mandatory, to offer consumers full and independent information of the safety offered to all cars in the market”.

Renault Kwid's side impact structure prevented massive intrusion of the side impact barrier which combined with the side thorax airbag could keep the adult injuries below the high probability of life threatening injuries limit. The child occupants showed adequate and good protection during the front and side crash tests thanks to the CRS that was installed using the ISOFIX and Top Tether anchorages. The Kwid offers standard ISOFIX anchorages, however its lack of airbag disconnection switch in the passenger frontal airbag in case a rearward facing CRS needs to be installed, and lack of 3 point belts in all seating positions which explains its child occupant protection rating.

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