South African Renault Kwid gets 2-star safety rating in a crash test, safer than Maruti S-Presso

As standard, it gets dual front airbags, but its structural integrity is still rated unstable as being.

Renault Kwid


In both adult and child safety, the 2020 South Africa-spec Renault Kwid scored two stars.

Unlike the Indian Kwid, it gets dual front airbags and front seatbelt pre-tensions as standard.

Kwid competes with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, which has recently earned 0 stars in its India-spec in the same crash test.

The Kwid does not get dual front airbags as standard in India when checked several times in 2016, it earned 1 star(pre-facelift).

Global NCAP has conducted a crash test on the Renault Kwid, a facelift sold in South Africa, in which the car has received a 2-star rating for passenger safety. For your information, let us tell you that the Kwid car sold in South Africa is manufactured and sold from India.

Earlier in 2016, Global NCAP also did a crash test on the Kwid sold in India and during that time it got a mere 1-star rating. In the crash test of the new South Africa model, it has got a higher rating than the Indian model. Features like dual front airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load limiter are standard in all variants of south Africa kwid. However, in the crash test, its body shell and footwell area were slightly unstable. 

Renault Kwid Crash test

Kwid 2020 secured 7.87 out of 17 for adult passenger safety and thus scored 2 stars. During the crash test, there was less chance of injury to the head and neck of the driver and front passenger. However, during this time the driver was more likely to get hurt on the chest while knee protection was somewhat mixed.

For the safety of child passenger, Kwid got 19.68 points out of 49 and thus it got a 2-star rating here too. It did not offer a 3-point seatbelt for the middle passenger and ISOFIX child seat anchor. During the crash test, the dummy of the 3-year old child was seated with a seatbelt facing forward and the protruding side of the chest and head of the child's dummy was not very special in the event of a collision. At the same time, even after putting the seatbelt on the back of the 18-month old's dummy face, its safety score was limited. During the crash test, the child's head was touching the interior of the car.

Renault Kwid crash test report

The Renault Kwid sold in South Africa is safer than the Maruti S-Presso found there. In the recent crash test of Global NCAP, Maruti S-Presso has got a 0-star safety rating. The kwid sold in India is also not as safe as the South African model as dual airbags are not standard in it.

The Renault Kwid car in India is priced between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 5.13 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The comparison of this vehicle in the segment is from Maruti S-Presso and Datsun Redi-Go.

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